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Sounds Of The Underground 2008 Cancelled?

Rumours are beginning to circulate that Sounds Of The Underground tour 2008 will not be happening this year due to, among other things, a lack of suitable headliners and a declne in the economy.

Last years tour was infamous for featuring "death rapper" Necro and his subsequent departure mid way through it.

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deathbringer's avatar

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1. deathbringer writes:

I don't know if it was officially announced, but yes, I've heard from reliable sources that SOTU 2008 will not be happening, but no specific reasons were given.

# May 5, 2008 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. robw writes:

there are good headliners available, its that sounds likes to have sh**ty bands, like last year was horrible

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. robw writes:

and this is old news, was announced before rockstar was official back in DECEMBER

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. 7dustrulesall writes:

Doesnt surprise me really that much. Everyone may be afraid to compete with that Rockstar tour. Ozzfest is only doing a 2 day festival.... what the phuck? Looks like I'll just be hitting some smaller shows here and there over the summer.

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

Werent we talking about this tour takeing a year off a few months back?

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deathbringer's avatar

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6. deathbringer writes:

yeah, in the comments I think.

# May 5, 2008 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

It was in another fest thread. but I cant remember which fest it was.

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8. no one writes:

it's because that crap band "Saints of the Underground" stole the initials!!!
damn it Jani Lane....won't you ever go away?!?!?!

# May 5, 2008 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. v writes:

yea this is old news......they cancelled because of all the competition this summer

# May 5, 2008 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cate writes:

too bad. oh well, i'd rather stay at home anyway. last year was pretty bad

# May 5, 2008 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Anton writes:

Most unfortunate. That Rockstar Mayhem tour really screwed up the summer festivals. And they don't even have a killer line up. The best show of the summer is the Metal Masters Tour with Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Testament and Motorhead.

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathbringer writes:

I'd be willing to bet that they expected Ozzfest to be a full touring festival as well. It does seem odd that Ozzfest and SOTU are mostly out of the picture and the big tour is a Slipknot+Disturbed tour. Seems like there's plenty of room for a big METAL tour or two still.

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13. cruor writes:

Another Pagan Fest is what should happen.

# May 5, 2008 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dimebag898 writes:

Sounds of the underground wasnt the greatest last year but it didnt suck in chicago there was mushroomhead who kicked sooo much ass, shadows fall, Chimaira, Amon Amarth, and then the random special guest,and who could forget about my personal favorite Gwar who always puts on an amazing show i love sounds of the underground it opens people to new ideas. and there is a lot of competition so i could see whyd they be cancelling.

# May 12, 2008 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

I think a winter metal fest would just kick arse! It would not really have to be outside either, just pack an arena venue and fill the day with a bunch of good bands. Could help make winter fun.

# May 12, 2008 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. metalhead99 writes:

Sounds of the Underground should put on another show. i went to the one in Milwaukee and it was amazing. Absolutly rocked my f***ing socks off. Amon Amarth, Shadows Fall, JFAC, and GWAR completly took the Rave to the ground. Absolutly amazing. Even if it were just a few smaller bands and f***ing GWAR it would definitely be worth it.

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17. mcskip writes:

last year s headliner was the shhhhhht to bad beefcake left GWAR hope he gets replaced quick

# May 20, 2008 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Whitron writes:

Sounds of the Underground being canceled this year would not surprise me in the least. Last year's lineup was sub-par at best. There were too many post-hardcore/screamo bands and not enough decent metal bands. It looks like there will be no SOTU at least this year. The official website hasn't been updated since last year and there hasn't been any other word on whats happening other than it not happening. They need to think what they're doing before they do it. Goatwhore deserved a better spot than first before all the bands that almost got booed off stage.

# May 26, 2008 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. TMR writes:

Metal Masters Tour with Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Testament and Motorhead....those bands are old metal!!! who wants to see them anymore??? not me check out Summer Slaughter Tour and Thrash and Burn tour if u want a real show this summer since Ozzfest is not available to many ppl either.

# Jun 3, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fuck A Name writes:

Although I disagree about those first two sentences up there...
yes, the Summer Slaughter tour is gonna kick ass. I think the line up is something like, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Aborted, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Psycroptic and Whitechapel. Definetly something there for every fan of Death Metal. Although I was dissapointed when Ozzfest was "cancelled" or whatever, I do think these "medium size tours"(also Thrash and Burn) will work out really well, they just need more advertising.

Now Playing: Vader- "Shadowfear"

# Jun 3, 2008 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. take back metal writes:

no good headliners left?????!!!!

kreator
exodus
the haunted
carcass
slayer
kataklysm
obituary
overkill
...no theres no headliners left...r there


mainstream bands ....u know...f***ing god forbid u cant get trivium or slipknot to headline a festival that will only bring in 12 year olds who know 3 songs.


if organizers were smart they would realize mainstream might be good to make a quick buck but the lengendary underground bands or underrated big bands would draw not only a mass of true metal heads (who would come with money for merch) but would make a reputation for the festival to be true and no mainstream bullsh**

someone send this to the SOTU organizers please

or get a petition going

my sotu 08 list:

hypocrisy
kreator
dew-scented
demiricous
the haunted
meshuggah
legion of the damned
warbringer
hatesphere
arch enemy
darkane


and w/e other bands

and go on even throw in yur "trivium" or yur "bring me the horizon"

yur gonna have a sh** load of true metal heads there spending money on beer, shirts, food, and cds

yur honestly gonna let slipknot,disturbed,and dragonforce take away SOTU?

lol really

# Jun 3, 2008 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. take back metal writes:

TMR...r u serious

idc wats yur response to this will be but u are nothing but a pathetic poser who likes it "br00t@l" ...im probaby right

summer slaughter and thrash and burn are jokes compared to even a regular tour

summer slaughter is nothing but the "IT" tour....its gonna sell to the hot topic kids, the hardcore, deathcore,gaycore, bullsh**core, genericcore kids,

thrash and burn seems to me like a .......same thing kinda...more of a hot topic kid tour

but nonetheless its a tour full of fads

with the exception of vader and kataklysm

but everything on that tour(s) is complete and utter bullsh**

but go to yur hot topic bullsh** tour(s) and enjoy yur 52 breakdowns....and yur flat brim caps...and yur gym shorts.....fags

and yes i know hot topic had supported sotu...thus y the # 12 looks like u was on it and the acicia strain and ...must i go on

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