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Gigantour 2008 Lineup Revealed

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The complete lineup for Gigantour 2008 has been revealed. The tour is scheduled to kick off mid-April and run through the end of May and will feature the following acts:

MEGADETH
IN FLAMES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
JOB FOR A COWBOY
HIGH ON FIRE

In the meantime, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message at the Gigantour forum:

"As some of you may have heard on last week's Rockline with Bob Coburn, I kind of alluded to a great Japanese magazine that I love talking to called Burrrn! (not a typo) and I gave them a little taste of something about Gigantour 2008's line-up. Well, Bob asked me again about the line-up and I playfully mentioned some more 'stuff.' And although I did not actually confirm or deny it, as of yesterday, we are officially on our way! I am happy to say that yesterday I did a cover story photo-shoot with the front-men of the other bands of this year's 'helluva line-up!' at my upcoming heavy metal festival and I think we had a pretty kewl afternoon.

And as Gigantour grows, it is continuing to develop the 'roll' part of 'rock and roll.' The breaking news is we are going to have five bands this year, instead of eight. The decision to drop it down from eight bands to five was based on timing, set lengths, stage sizes, unions, and most importantly allowing 'us' — the musicians — to deliver to 'you' — the fans — the best shows we can. Besides it is easier to remember five bands' and crews' worth of names than eight.

"It is pretty much not a secret anymore who the bands are, but we are still going to 'officially' announce the line-up as soon as our business partners return from the holidays, and their celebrating putting together such a great line-up this year!

"We will be announcing shortly after that when and where our Gigantour baseball game is going to happen. You may remember that for the last two years of successfully Gigantouring North America, that we had played a softball game each year and gathered food for the homeless and provided meals for the shelters for delivery to homes, as well as providing our gloves and other baseball artifacts, uniforms and equipment to charity for auction. In 2005 and 2006 the charity of choice was Mr. Holland's Opus. This charity provides musical instruments for underprivileged children. We will be providing info for our choice for the baseball games charity to support this year.

So, to the guys I met yesterday (and in some cases before) _____, _____, ___, and ______ and their management and crew from yesterdays photo shoot for Revolver, I will see you guys soon and be sure and check out what these great guitarist and bands have to say here in their chats, posts, blogs, podcasts, and video footage (if any).

I am still hopeful that we will be able to video tape this year's Gigantour, but after the last one and the way it finished, I think that my people are not as open-minded to going through that whole ordeal again. Cross your fingers though. I always keep trying, that is why it seems like I win a lot. I do win a lot, it's just I have a lot of defeats too; and I don't dwell on them or try to let you know of them.

We will be launching the new face of the site soon too, so stay tuned for that. And we will be announcing something that happened at the end of this year too, that will no doubt provide many new and exciting possibilities for us. I will be referring back to this post and the day 12.18 when we do make our announcement.

Until then, I love you guys, and have a great Christmas, and Kwanzaa, and I hope that you had a great Hanukkah!"

Source: BW&BK

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1. take back metal writes:

i honestly think we should start like a petition or some sh** to get jfac off.....think of some band like idk...kreator...or...idk something that wouldnt draw the gaytarded a$$holes kicking and acting tough and just being complete hardcore fags.....too many flat caps, stupid design sweatshirts, Famous shirts, gym shorts, and sh**ty attitudes if u catch my drift


wat the lineup should be

megadeth
in flames
bodom
shadows fall / chimaira / darkane/ hatesphere / kreator (if they played main support)
high on fire

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. crazedmind writes:

haha, looks like you have the sh**ty attitude. so what if they put a band on that a bunch of stupid guys like myself would go crazy for. obviously thats not what you would do at a show for bodem, in flames, or megadeth. its melodic, we could just watch it. but anyways, this is an awesome lineup, and with only 5 bands they should all get a decent set unlike SOTU. i hope in flames plays for at least an hour.

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. robw writes:

two really good bands with one sh**ty band and a band i know nothing about, looks like ill be showing up late;
why the f*** is jfac on this ?? this is like melodic festival, no grindcore/scene music should be on it; this festival is finally tainted

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dark_Funeral writes:

fvck hardcore kids.

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. crazedmind writes:

you guys are such haters its hilarious. just cuz some hardcore kids are a$$holes you hate em all. well i have to say some pure metalheads are much worse.

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Agnostic Priest writes:

This is a pretty f***in' awesome lineup, not even blowjob for a cowboy can ruin this. Bodom and In Flames man, thats so sick

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jrizzle writes:

Fantastic lineup

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

bravo!!!!! this lineup is the sh**!!!!!
can't wait and to post # 2 its Bodom so don't comment something you don't even know how to spell ok thanks...
nonetheless, this shall be tight!!!
to posts # 3 & #6 my thoughts exactly....
f*** blowjob for a cowboy and to everyone who likes them umm they set themselves up for that one.....so ya....
yup yup yup....

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. stephen writes:

This tour is gonna be badass. I could do without Job for a Cowboy, but if that's what I have to sit through to get In Flames, Children of Bodom, and Megadeth then so be it. f***ing phenominal lineup here.

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metal2death writes:

ive gone to every gigantour and im proud to say that this year i will be hearing entombment of a machine live again. hahaha i only planned on seeing the once and that was for gojira \m/ BREEEE \m/

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

It's an alright line-up. I mean bodom is probabaly one of my fav bands and I really enjoy In Flames and Megadeth is f***in Megadeth. But JFAC really turns me off this tour. And Bodom of my heart I really don't think he cares if he mispells one letter in the name bodom, so calm down

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Public Execution writes:

crazedmind- I don't hate BJFAC because hardcore kids like them. I hate them because they play $hitty music, call it metal, and so many people think it's good. It is batardizing the metal genre.

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dark_Funeral writes:

point is, i, i mean WE think hardcore kids are dumbasses. they dance like idiots in pits and call it moshing. they think swinging their arms around like gorillas on LSD is moshing. Every hardcore fan i see is so f***ing fat. We have the FSU in jersey, and its all hardcore kids who just go to shows to f*** people up. Thats not metal, its stupidity. Hardcore is so damn boring, and there just seems to be more and more hardcore bands popping up in the jersey "metal" scene. its lame.
in fact, i might just hate hardcore kids so much because when i was at a show some huge fat guy came swinging his arms around and hit sombody in the head, once again, thats not metal, its not even cool lol

i want to move to sweden or norway, all the good bands come from there now-a-days :D

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

I kind of agree with DF, I see alot of these hardcore bands appearing now, don't know why

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Tomo writes:

Sick line up.. Hopefully its like this for Australia, because its way better than this years australian gigantour line up

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS IS ONLY HAPPENING IN EUROPE OR IS IT IN THE US TOO....CAUSE LAST GIGANTOUR WAS ONLY IN EUROPE??????????........=\

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. acacia writes:

job for a cowboy LOL wtf load of my space bullsh**

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jrizzle writes:

I like JFAC, but idc if people hate for liking em.

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# Dec 23, 2007 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. grahmrulez writes:

wtf? not job for cowboy again, this bands f***in pisses me off. in flames,bodom,megadeth and even high on fire are all amazing bands, but blowjob for a cowboy just ruins it and wtf there not that amazing they only have one cd and one ep and the only people who like this band are gayass scene kids and gay mosh kids.
now gigantour willed be filled with scene fa**ots moshing like baboons.

# Dec 24, 2007 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Okay, here's the rundown:

Megadeth = Washed up old farts
In Flames = Has-beens
Children of Boredom = Gimme a f***ing break...
Handjob for a Cowboy = f***ing gay noise metal
High on Fire = f***in' who?!

This tour should be the Megadeth (the Dave Mustaine Experience), Kittie, 36 Crazyfists, Flyleaf, and Dope so people could actually commit suicide rather than buy tickets. I want to smack Dave Mustaine in his wrinkled old face so hard right now.

# Dec 24, 2007 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. FUCK JfaC writes:

Bullsh**...Goddamn Job for a Cowboy, sh**ting on actual metal.

# Dec 24, 2007 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. JFAC sucks writes:

rim job for a gay boy sucks f***ing ass
runied a good line up by putting those idiots on there
BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<;------gay

# Dec 24, 2007 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. LOL writes:

In Flames AND JFaC. ****ing false tour.

# Dec 24, 2007 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Dark_Funeral writes:

mainstreaaaaaaaaaaaam

at least lamb of god isnt on there. iv seen them like 3 times and the pits just keep getting worse. more gym clothes clad hardcore kids swinging their arms around and punching the air...fvckin fags

# Dec 25, 2007 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. King of metal writes:

ok im ok with in flames and children of bodom but who is high on fire and why job for a cowboy i think job for a cowboy should be replaced by god forbid and high on fire to be replaced by killswitch engage

# Dec 26, 2007 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Agnostic Priest writes:

Blowjob For A Cowboy should be replaced by 3 Inches Of Blood and Devildriver instead of High On Fire.

# Dec 26, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Agnostic Priest writes:

Actually f*** that, Skeletonwhitch instead of High On Fire

# Dec 26, 2007 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Jrizzle writes:

^Skeletonwitch is f***in amazing

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# Dec 26, 2007 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I think they should cancel the whole f***ing tour before it even gets started.

# Dec 27, 2007 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. fuckoff writes:

CTJJ, f uck off and stop b****in all the damn time, your worse than a 12yr old girl. if you dont like the tour, then DON'T F UCKING GO! not everybody has the same tastes in music as you do so get over it. nobody cares what you have to say so don't waste your time.

# Dec 27, 2007 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. wsdgfsdg writes:

wow shut up lol

# Dec 27, 2007 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Tomo writes:

All you guys here should be grateful.. in australia if theres a tour like this we'l always be happy!

# Dec 27, 2007 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Okay, Children of Boredom fan, mr f***off, I know that people have different tastes. I never told anyone to listen to different music. I did say that they should cancel the whole tour before it starts, though.

Sorry to hurt your feelings and all, but you're the one that more closely resembles a girl, maybe 25, but no 12, because you lost your damn mind over nothing and then you put words in my mouth that I didn't say.

And btw, you obviously cared what I had to say. Thanks for reading my post!

# Dec 28, 2007 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Agnostic Priest writes:

CrowfordTexas you are an even bigger tool than SNAKE, and thats saying a lot.

# Dec 28, 2007 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. thefunpalace writes:

its a decent lineup besides job for a cowboy. they f***in blow. why would they want to attract a hardcore crowd at all. no body wants to see backwards hats and dumb a$$ dancing at a metal show. they should put testament or overkill in their place

# Jan 2, 2008 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Dark_Funeral writes:

or manowar huh funpalace? looool

i lol'd at agnostic priests comment...snake is such a tool lmao.

# Jan 2, 2008 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Westfallen writes:

I'm surprised nobody here seems to like High on Fire; and not in a sarcastic way either.

# Jan 2, 2008 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Agnostic Priest writes:

I'm down with High On Fire, its just that theres other bands I'd rather see on this tour.

# Jan 2, 2008 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. DDAMM writes:

I don't like being in pits with hardcore kids karate kidding it up either but anytime I've been in a pit with them, they get owned. Most of the time, they are just swinging around because they are afraid to actually get hit. At SOTU 05' in Detroit, the metal pit broke into the hardcore pit and laid waste to it. Just saying if ya don't like getting swung on, run the motherf***ers over that are doing it.

# Jan 2, 2008 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. thefunpalace writes:

thats true, but they dont rele belong at a metal show in the first place, they should go where theyd feel more comfortable like a gay bar or something

# Jan 2, 2008 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. smoothjazz writes:

once at a black dahlia murder concert this kid ruined our mosh pit and started hardcore dancing. when he came near me i punched him in the face. he was unconscious for a good 5 minutes. i felt kind of bad but i disappeared into the crowd so as to not be seen. assassins creed style baby.

# Jan 3, 2008 @ 4:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. DDAMM writes:

thefunpalace I see what your saying but I think that after getting run out of a pit a few times, people are gonna be less willing to drop 30 bucks to see the one band they like at a concert. And the point where they get runover is always some funny sh** to see. But yeah they shouldn't be there.

# Jan 3, 2008 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Jessie Filth69 writes:

haha I seen jfac back in November with Behemoth and Gojira. (and some other band but I didnt see them as I was late). The show was going all fine, you know...never heard of jfac and they were headlining that night, thought they would be ok, but as soon as they got on I was so ready to go. Their fans are quite annoying actually. But anyways, this OVERALL sounds like a good tour! Though I have never even heard of High on Fire. But I am happy to go see COB...one of my favorite bands ever from my favorite place ever, Finland!

# Jan 4, 2008 @ 6:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Blue_Phoenix writes:

I would kill to go and see Bodom and in Flames...In fact...i probrolly will. And CrawfordTexas, two things...SHUT UP! In the words of dethklok, go forth and die!

# Jan 4, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Dark_Funeral writes:

cant tell people to shut up over the internet. i mean, you can, but whos going to really take you seriously?

Sounds of the underground 2007 was a f***in joke. It was pretty funny actually. So you have every scene kid in jersey there(it was hosted by hot topic ffs)for the first....7 bands or so. Then once the real metal acts like testament chimaira and shadows fall(they f***ing ruled even when their guitarist was sick, he still played for us)all the kids with the greasy blow dried hair disappeared.

Seeing a hardcore kid get his a$$ handed to him is always fun to see. Seeing a fat hardcore kid try to crowdsurf is funnier.

# Jan 4, 2008 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. kainsrevival writes:

ok, this tour sounds f*cking great. Minus jfacb. Im sorry but they should be replaced. And i agree with you guys the hardcore scene kids are pathetic. I will say their is a couple of decently good metalcore and grindcore bands. But, their fans ruin it for them. I see that "moshing" going on and i have to walk away. Im embarrased just watching them make fools of them self. Its ridiculous who would want to be a part of that. Oh well jfacb isnt worth being a part of so no one has to worry about that anyways. Ill let the scene kids have the floor to dance on that on.

# Jan 4, 2008 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Jrizzle writes:

I'm surprised no one has heard of High On Fire. One of the best bands in metal right now.

# Jan 4, 2008 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Cynic writes:

I saw a video of High On Fire's just recently on a metal show doing a doom special - not to bad, seems like there's a bit of a trend for doom acts with distorted/sludgier vocals i.e. Weed Eater, Bongzilla. Weed Eater win the coolest vocal idea though!

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# Jan 5, 2008 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Metalwizard666 writes:

Hey u know what would be cool Imagin This.

A HUGE METAL FESTIVAL touring all across america

with diff stages supporting different metal

line up-

MAIN STAGE

Ronnie James Dio
Metallica
Slayer
COB
SlipKnoT
Cannibal Corpse
Behemoth
Autopsy
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Marilyn Manson
Pantera <;3 Dime

SECOND STAGE

In Flames
Dethklok (If they were real)
Necrophagist
Vital Remains
Sadistic
Kreator
Threshold
Killswitch Engage
Lamb Of God
Trivium

# Jan 15, 2008 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. GOD writes:

all the music on this tour is sh**....HAIL UNDERGROUND BLACK METAL!!!!! leviathan, xasthur, burzum!!!!! F!CK YOU ALL!

# Jan 15, 2008 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Diamond Oz writes:

You know what confuses me about this tour? Well the so called "British leg" of Gigantour, the fact that Dave Mustaine was saying how he keeps up to date with the metal underground and the like, therefore he would have heard the amount of complaints against putting Job For A Cowboy on this tour, so "logically" he decides to bring JFAC to Britain as part of the so called "UK Gigantour" and not any of the bands that people are looking forward to on the US leg. I just don't understand.

# Jan 15, 2008 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Mark- Megafan!!!! writes:

This is a fantastic line up.....i saw job for a cowboy a few months back in san jose... they were great everyone sayin they sick need shot!!!! their frist albumn was scetchy but genisis... Metal... great album, ya i'm a big metal head.. and i hate those little hardcore Pu$$ies..... but that is when u hit them as hard as u can in the pit... crush em' as dave would say...... the pit at job for a cowboy was sick.. i'm sure it will be sick again!!!!! but it doenst matter who else is playing cus Megadeth is going to blow everyone away... they did it with lamb of god two years ago.. love lamb of god.. but Megadeth is one of the greatest ever... and Dave is a king!!!

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