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Avenged Sevenfold Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

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California based rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed via the Wacken Open Air website as the latest act added to the German festival. They will join a bill which also features acts such as Iron Maiden, Kreator and Exodus.

The festival is unfortunately sold out but more acts will be announced shortly.

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1. godlike writes:

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# Mar 28, 2008 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. fade_to_black writes:

Why?? thats all i can say to this..

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jrizzle writes:

I knew there was a catch!

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. take back metal writes:

wow.........wow.,........wow........wow

wat the f***


thats it


just

wat the f***

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

just another turd that needs to be flushed......

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

How in the metal gods' names is this allowed?

Odin and Thor shall smite thee weak A7X!

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. gytrash writes:

The metalcore-emo takeover continues. Money rules, F•ck the music... :-( :-( :-(

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

I agree with gytrash. I myself am becoming more and more disenfranchised with metal because it's becoming a product. And as much as I might piss people off with the following statement, the current state of metal is horrible! I can't think of a single new or popular (flavour of the month?) bands that I can say I like.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Terminator writes:

^ agree. other than the current ressurection of thrash and a few other bands, new "metal" sucks. the bands getting signed to major labels suck and, at least where i am, you'll be hard pressed to find an underground band that isnt crap.

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# Mar 28, 2008 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

There's some metal bands in my area that are really good but some of them suck. Everything sounds the same to me in metal nowadays. I also don't really like the so called resurgance of thrash. Alot of the new thrash bands like Evile and so forth, I really don't see the appeal. Just sounds like recycled Slayer riffs to me. I dunno. I like that alot of the thrash bands came back and made some really good albums like Onslaught and Exodus and indeed some of the most recent albums made by thrash legends can be considered amongst their best in my opinion.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. rusty strings writes:

they ruin the metal spirit... keep metal underground! u leeches!!!...

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hurricane125 writes:

wow ive said countless number of bad things about this band...one of the few "TRUE" metal festivals around today is making a first mistake adding these guys....A7X is trying to get themselves big by joining all the metal gigs that should never have them im tired of it

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Red_Chord writes:

Truly the wacken festival his sold out but not because of the tickets sales

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Fuck A Name writes:

^ lol, touche' Red_Chord.

I must agree that Thrash nowadays, like DIamond Oz said, just sounds like recycled Slayer, (Warbringer and Evile specifically).
It's good, but where's the creativity? The Originality? Metal is so different from all other music genres because it is constantly striving forward, looking for something better, or at least different. How else could we have gotten from Black Sabbath to bands like Meshuggah? How much, I ask, has rock, country, or rap changed since thier inceptions? little, if at all. Metal is special for that very distinction. I listen to Contemporary Metal as just "listening music", nothing catches my attention anymore as special. I must admit, Lamb of God had me excited at first, but then once again, I am dissapointed at the fallback into Metalcore on their last album. Without musical ingenuity being pushed within our precious Metal world, we get left with bands like Avenged Sevenfold being held as worthy for Wacken. Disgusting.

Sorry for the rant, just p***ed at alotta sh** right now, so a long ramble-on seems a nice catharsis right-now. lol

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# Mar 28, 2008 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Shitassbitch writes:

metal or not. people still listen to them. judging from their performance, they truly regretted coming out as a hardcore metal band in the first place. people change when big money starts to flow in. well, that;s life. rap can be RnB. rock can be pop. same goes to metal.

# Mar 30, 2008 @ 2:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

LoG metalcore? I'm sure we have had that debate before.
Modern metal has gone down the commercial road, which sucks becasue now the scne is infested with poptastic bands calling themselves metal. (Bullet For My Valentine, A7X)
In my opinion hardcore has stayed more true today than almost every style. Only a hand full of bands have sold out and changed their style. Even punk has gone down that track. It is just sh**.

# Mar 30, 2008 @ 4:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Fun Nightss writes:

A7X doesn't deserve Wacken. Wacken in Latin means "The First Victory" I believe, not "A place where stoner p***y's who think they're Metal can go and play for no one who's interested". Wacken should have stayed "awesome" with all the good bands worthy of it like, Children of Bodom and In Flames. Today's metal has gone to hell, A7X are sellouts, they don't even care about the music. Metal should have always stayed with Heavy, Death and Black.

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# Mar 30, 2008 @ 6:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Diamond Oz writes:

I disagree that hardcore has stayed true. Some friends of mine who were around when the original hardcore scene got underway hate the hardcore scene of today. And who can blame them? I don't know about USA or Down Under, but hardcore is all about posers in the UK.

I'll repeat what I said before about the modern state of metal, pretty much NOTHING grabs my attention. I really have never seen why there's a hype around bands like Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, In Flames and Children Of Bodom. They're all kinda boring to me. Again, my opinion, you're welcome to yours.

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19. Mr. Pot writes:

to 17
"stoner p***ys"....is that to all stoners?
but this band really needs to die, like now, and i'd like to see the death of them, so i can laugh and spit at their emo dipsh** corpse.........huh
wish 80's thrash metal would come back

# Mar 30, 2008 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am glad that I did not get tickets to go to Wacken with the ol man this year. I would not want a single penny of mine or his to go to Avengec*** fold! I hope they get booed off stage. They most likely will too, Wacken is the mecca of metal elietest.

# Mar 30, 2008 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. XWigglesX writes:

Hmm well I can't talk for anywhere but here in Australia. No bands have ever changed their style (that I know of) to chart. We have a pretty good scene here.

# Mar 30, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. cruor writes:

Diamond Oz

I'm not going to defend Arch Enemy as about 2/3 of their music bores me nor will I defend LOG, only because they are overhyped (no matter how much I like them) but hype around In Flames- when they first came out Death Metal had become generic crap with nothing but copy cats. In Flames mixed death metal with the likes of Iron Maiden to give it a sense of melody, they also incorporated acoustic guitars which was not seen in death metal at that time. Once upon a time they were original and amazing and Jester Stromblad use to be one of the best song writers period. Children of Bodom- blended neo classical with power metal and black metal when they first came out. Now they sound a little boring (still good though) but back in 1997-2001 they were original as well with stellar guitar work and awesome keyboards. They may still have the awesome guitar work and cool keys but they are just trying to sound heavier now (we will see on the new album though)

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23. XWigglesX writes:

What about The Haunted or Municipal Waste? Great modern metal bands!

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24. metal 2 death writes:

im soo sorry for you germany

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25. AlliedFront676 writes:

Stop clomplaining people, metal has always had flavor of the month bands just like any other genre of music, its what makes kids out their say" wow this music sucks", and bands like Slayer and Metallica emerged to sh** all of over glam, and "hard" rock.

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26. FocusShift writes:

I have to disagree that there are no good new bands coming around these days. While the vast majority of what gets mainstream attention is filled with more watery sh** than an airplane's bathroom, bands like Light This City or Abigail Williams or The Human Abstract or Conducting from the Grave produce some very quality metal in their own particular styles.

Metal is like everything in life, it changes with time.

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27. SHREDDER13 writes:

A band that has appeared on the "Vans Warped Tour" shouldn't even be put into consideration for the Wacken Open Air Line-up. I am disappointed and displeased with the addition of this band. Anyways, there should be no worries about this band infesting any other great metal tours or festivals in the near future because keep in mind that trends fade away. Avenged Sevenfold are on the verge of calling it quits.

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28. Kalis_wrath writes:

Shreadder13, I really hope you are right. I hope they get all kinds of sh** and piss that they quit playing that crap they call metal and decide to become real men!

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29. Cynic writes:

Diamond Oz, well said - I couldn't agree more. Modern metal and it's ubiquitous groovisms, corisms and unoriginality has me listening to nothing much but bands I search out from the 80s early 90s. Sure there are a lot of more new underground bands I like but few big acts. To back up what Oz is saying - just look at the most anticipated bands to play at Wacken, I'll bet most will say At The Gates and Carcass - two reformed bands from the early 90s. To XWigglesX, Municipal Waste I'll agree are great but The Haunted? They'll always be a ATG wannabe to me.

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# Mar 31, 2008 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Kalis_wrath writes:

I think that both Cynic and Diamond have valid points. When you go through my list of bands one finds that they are bands that formed way back in the 70, 80s and 90s. Those bands have played Wacken or are most likely to be on the Wacken bill. I understand that perhaps puting a new band on the bill may bring in the younger crowds to experiance and find the greatness that older bands have, however I am of the school of thought that that they dont really belong there. Wacken is not for the weak or faint of heart and should be kept so to preserve the true nature of the festival.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. No 1 Special writes:

Kalis, Like everyone else, I believe we are destined to be with our 70s, 80s and 90s bands for all eternity. That is until something comes along and really gives us a good arse kicking. At the moment there's not a lot out tthere that can do that. I can't speak for eveyone but I like my metal hard and fast, not radio friendly. Just my personal opinion!!!

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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

^Thank you! Radio friendly metal is a joke in my opinion!

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33. Red_Chord writes:

All I have to say is : CARCASS !!

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34. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha! Gotta love the smell of Carcars in the am indeed!

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35. Mr. Pot writes:

man people, lets get for real. A7X are the most talented band EVER! not to mention that m.shadows is a total stud!!!!! i mean there new album kicks so much ass. i dont know why people like to diss us emo's, and our music. its not nice. its not our fault we cut ourselves.........APRIL FOULS!!!!!!!!
and a happy new year!

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36. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha! Welcome to MU Mr. Pot!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Panchef writes:

Im sorry to come in here and bust everyone's balls and eventually it would happen, but be glad it is with me because I am not a witless 15 year old avenged fan who writes blog about how theyre bestfriend is a b**** because they wouldnt share a piece of gum. Moving on. There is one comment on here that really was innacurate to say the least "I like my metal hard and fast." If you think avenged doesnt play fast, youre no listening to them. Thats almost all they do. The lead guitarist not only has some fast and powerful riffs, but his solos are not only skillfully technical but also well written which is something very hard to do. Next point, just because the drummer isnt banging on the snare every other beat all the time doesnt mean he's not playing fast. He has some very disgusting double peddals. As a matter of fact it wouldnt surprise me if you pop him into a band like Municipal Waste and do a good job. If there is something you cant take away from avenged being Metal is the drummer. Now on to the biggest controversy about this band being metal, the singer. If Iron Maiden's frontman is metal and At the Gates frontman is metal, I dont see the big controversy about this guy being metal. He is the bridge between the two. Yeah, he might not have a great voice, but you know what, for what he does he is damn good. It fits. He doesnt scream all the time like exodus, and he might not have great vocals like Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark" but he gets the job done and done well. Now... the downside on why I see how they are not metal, the lyrics. I 100 percent to the fullest agree when people say they have some bubble gum lyrics ( i.e. "I dont belong here, we gotta move on dear, escape from this afterlife - afterlife) but the fact is there are a lor of their songs with well thought out lyrics. In my opinion the song a little piece of heaven was very well excuted despite being a song about necrophilia, the lyrics are very clever and thought out. The song eternal rest from their second album also has a well written message. I mean, I guess in a way they like to be a little more palatable than slap you in the face heavy metal, I honestly dont see such a vast difference between them and Iron Maiden. I dont see how the guitars are so different between them and Pantera or Metallica. I dont understand why is everyone is so p***ed off at avenged sevenfold for making the music they do and bringing influences from other genres of music in general. Their frontman has said it over and over "We dont like to be labled into any type of music genre, we do that for the general public we dont say we're metal we just make music." Please dont bash as I am not here to bash you. I just want to get an undestanding as to why people hate so much on Avenged Sevenfold. To be honest, Im not like the biggest fan or anything like that, but I just find it weird that a band like this with new and different yet classic things to offer is getting rained on so much. Please respond.

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38. cruor writes:

^Congrats, you are the first persont to actually explain why you like their music as opposed to "a7x rulz, f*** all h8ters". A7X is full of talented musicians don't get me wrong but you thinking that they have well written solos, or well written anything else for that matter, is your opinion so to each their own but these guys are without a doubt the worst songwriters I've ever heard. "If Iron Maiden's frontman is metal and At the Gates frontman is metal, I dont see the big controversy about this guy being metal. He is the bridge between the two." Listen again, his clean voice is alittle more emo than d***inson and his unclean is entirely too -core to reflect Thomas Lindberg, and since those two genres aren't metal than you can see where we come from. The next problem we have is they started out as a mediocre and uninspired metalcore band, around the time when metalcore was relevant no less, but they changed their sound to add some metal influences just as real metal was starting to make a comeback, so they are just following what is in to me, not to mention they watered down the metal elements stopped the metalcore voice, combine these elements and what do you get? A sellout pop sound that (no offense to you man) appeals to prepubescent 12 year old girls who read teen mags and watch TRL. They were on TRL I believe also.

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39. Thrash Banger writes:

As far as the state of current metal gose all I can say is Skeletonwitch, Behemoth, Nile, Dismember, Iced Earth, Meshuggah and Testament.
Metal will only be as alive and true as its fans and preformers want it to be.
As far as A7X goes, I don't give a f*** where they go and what they do, If I'm so enamored with "True, Original, Metal" then why would I waist my time even talking about a band like A7X or finding information on about them? Rather than just blasting "Beyond The Permafrost"?

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42. Treacherous J. Quick writes:

The addition of Avenged Sevenfold was not anounced until after Wacken was sold out, so they were never in danger of poor ticket sales. In fact, since they started filling the bill with some of the best metal out there about 10 years ago, they've had few financial concerns. This means they added Avenged Sevenfold not for the lining of their pockets necessarily, but because Wacken felt they would fit the bill. If you think that Avenged Sevenfold does not fit than you, as well as your friends and like-minded metallers, need to let the appropriate Wacken staffers know exactly how you feel. Keep in mind though, they try to cover as wide an array of heavy music as possible such as hair-metal (Warrant in '99, Dee Snider in '00, Whitesnake in '06), prog-hard rock (Spock's Beard in '99, Fair to Midland in '07), hard rock-metal(Black Label Society in '00, Alabama Thunderp***y in '02), countless power-metal bands throughout, more pop-y etc.; everyone can find a band that they would rather not see in every iteration of the festival.

I have also learned that there is an online petition urging Wacken to remove As I Lay Dying, as well as Avenged Sevenfold, from the 2008 bill. You can find this at the bottom of the Wikipedia page for Wacken.

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43. sum1 writes:

...its cuz they dont think that people are immature ans lame to the point of writing profanities in they're names...

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44. iEATbabies writes:

I'll admit that metal is in a bit of a troubled state but there are some bands that are keeping the dream alive. And while alot of the stuff out there today sounds very similiar and recycled at times, I think people just need to know where to look. I think alot of the stuff from the Scandanavian region is in the right direction. Theres some really good stuff in the U.S. but you have to be open minded.

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45. Public Execution writes:

To Diamond and Cynic: I don't think the modern state of metal is actually doing too bad. I have heard a ton of releases come out this year that I have liked: Decrepit Birth, Origin, Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Stormwarrior, Forefather, Gates of Winter, and some more I cannot think of right now. But there are plenty of good bands, I think you just need to search the underground for them.

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46. Cynic writes:

Well I said in my post "Sure there are a lot of more new underground bands I like but few big acts." I could also list many newish underground acts I like. And new releases are great but we are talking about new bands. Mastodon and Dragonforce are the only big bands I can name off the top of my head, first releasing music in 02 and 03 respectively.

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47. Panchef writes:

I see where youre coming from now. I guess metal is a very choosy style of music and very direct. By the way, Im thank you for taking time to actually read the long message I wrote and for giving me disrespect. As the people from Music Mafia say "Music without prejudice". Thanks ya'll.

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48. Panchef writes:

My bad I meant for giving respect, not disrespect.

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49. Kalis_wrath writes:

Panchef, thank you for takeing the time to write why you like Ax7. I am glad to know that not every fan of them is a total retard teen who thinks they know everything. Really and truely there is hope yet for the fans of mallcore and maybe just maybe if we are lucky more of them will grow up?

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50. LiquidMetal writes:

kalis_wrath, i dont know if you know youre doing this, but ever since you came to MU, youve been typing avenged sevenfold as AX7 instead of A7X. just giving you a heads up :)

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51. Kalis_wrath writes:

Oops! Hahaha! Like I have always said I am not perfect. Wont hap again, unless I am drunk and that is more often than not.

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52. DeathInEye writes:

I agree with the statement that metal is as true as the fans and bands want it to be. Honestly, labels won't sign bands they feel won't sell. As far as "new" bands, I like: Winds of Plague, Veil of Maya, As Blood Runs Black, the Absence (new to me anyway), Skeletonwitch, BTBAM not really "new" but not old either (I bet I get slammed for that one), All Shall Perish, Scar Symmetry, Behemoth isn't "new" but I love Apostasy, Draconian is nice, I'm quite impressed with Sky Eats Airplane though I have a feeling they'll go down the drain. I know I'm missing a ton but those bands are fun listening to me.

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53. Massaker writes:

You write too much for me to bother with

A7X f***ing suck!
Kick them off the lineup!

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