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TMT Metal Fest Organizers Comment On Rumors Of Bands Dropping Out

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The organizers of New York's TMT Metal Fest have issued the following statement about rumors of bands dropping off the bill:

"Well folks, Contrary to whatever idiots out there in metal land that are saying that any of the National Acts on the Fest are dropping out is a complete lie! I say this! Fuck them all! They are just weak ass haters with nothing else better to do. So if you want to listen to whomever, then go right ahead & sit home!"

The festival is set to take place from September 24th - 26th, 2010 in Middletown, New York. Announced bands for the lineup include Goatwhore, Suffocation, Otep, Winds of Plague, Carnifex, and more.

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1. Lynn12345 writes:

Well jerks of metal fest, your bands didnt show! HAHHHAHHAHAHAHAH nice stages, I bet they cost a fortune! European festival my ass.

# Sep 25, 2010 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

ok what happened. i googled this and found nothing saying bands didnt show up! info please!!!!

# Sep 25, 2010 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bitchez writes:

heard they didnt pay the bands that did show - f***in punks

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Why is there controversy surrounding this fest every year?

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. LOL! writes:

probably cuz otep wuz there -__-

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalByNumbers writes:

I'd find myself only going to see Carnifex, Suffocation, and Goatwhore out of the main bands.

I really like Carnifex out of all those bands though. Scott Lewis has the greatest vocal ability out of any of the bands on this bill.

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. thunderfisted666 writes:

Yea, my band Thundefist played to seven people. The entire weekend was a mess.. They should have advertised a bit more, ok a lot more. A lot of people got screwed over with getting paid.

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. anon writes:

OTEP showed up and then left early friday. It was too expensive, people didnt show, bands got d***ed, hello chapter 11

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

Greed showing up in metal fests is a sign that promoters should be wary of metalheads! we will, i repeat, we will destroy your festivals!

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MetalByNumbers writes:

I never even heard about this haha terrible promotion!

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

If there s controversy surrounding this festival every year the bands who partaked in this brew ha ha should all fire there managers or whoever booked them to play this gig if that's the case...I'm surprised anvil wasn't booked, how many times have they got d!cked in the past...someone might wanna call 911

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea, somebody should stop this from happening next year by not allowing a permit to be given!

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. SpikedPunch writes:

YOU

FAILED

COMPLETELY...

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. National Management writes:

Yes the whole thing turned into a free for all. It was sad. I think the only band that actually got paid was Mushroomhead. Even Metal Sanaz was like, what the hell? It was awful to see all the staging, all the people trying to make it happen and then everyone getting screwed. Thats ok though. What you do comes back.

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 3:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MadAsHell writes:

I guess TMT stands for Too Much Turmoil...

Um - any word from them yet?

Are they going to blame everyone but themselves?

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Lord Gallows writes:

My black metal band Mythology was in talks with the promoter, Randeze. He wanted $1,000 up front for this concert. NEVER PAY-TO-PLAY! Also, does anyone remember what happened in 2008? Over 40-50 bands were charged $500 to play TMT, and the show never happened due to "venue problems." Randeze disappeared for a while, guess he went to jail or something. I found other bands that were trying to put together a class action suit to get their money back. I doubt they ever did. Bottom line... never pay to play ESPECIALLY in the middle of f***ing nowhere NY.

www.myspace.com/mythology

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ROTFLMAO writes:

I guess TMT Fest was more of a TMT Flop, lol. Glad I didn't waste my time or money going to that show, or should I say No Show....... Randeze (real name I understand is Ken Randisi or Randissi) needs to get out of the business and find some other way to earn money. TMT should have gotten a clue the first time they failed, I guess they don't know the term "Lessons Learned" but I am betting anyone and everyone who was at or involved with this fest knows it now.

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. deathbringer writes:

Well they decided to wipe their MySpace blog clean: http://blogs.myspace.com/tmtmetalfest

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Avoid TMT like the plague writes:

Well, many bands out there now know WHO to avoid when booking their shows, as well as WHO NOT to pay up front, for ANYTHING.

I wonder if the band mentioned earlier (who played for seven people) got free festival t-shirts or whatever.

Hey - they make great toilet bowl cleaners...

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. securityguard#5 writes:

I would just like to tell everyone in this bizz that alot of good people put our lives on hold so that we could work all weekend for one mister randeze aka ken randisi,only to get screwed out of any pay.randeze fled the scene before it was over sunday,gave a post dated check that, surprise surprise bounced like a superball.He is a bullsh** artist and a fraud.I would tell all of you not to work for him but he probably has ten more names he can hide behind.tahanx 4 nothing ken,i always wanted to know how it felt to work for free,now i know.

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

In all actuality, any band should not have to pay to play! That should be outlawed in the metal community!!

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. TMT writes:

ALL THE NATIONALS BANDS WHERE PAID! YOU DON'T REALLY THINK THEY CAME FOR FREE DO YOU? COME ON PEOPLE YOUR SMARTER THAN THAT.

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. TMT writes:

ONE MORE THING! YOU WONDER WHY THINGS ARE BAD IN AMERICA REGARDING METAL? WELL YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME! WE DID OUR BEST & THIS IS THE RESPONSE YOU GIVE. WELL I'LL TELL YOU THIS THEN. IF YOU CAN DO BETTER THEN PUT UP & SHUT UP! BUT WE ALL KNOW YOU THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. YOU ALL DESERVE ONE ANOTHER. ENJOY!

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Replying to TMT's statements writes:

@TMT "ALL THE NATIONALS BANDS WHERE PAID! YOU DON'T REALLY THINK THEY CAME FOR FREE DO YOU? COME ON PEOPLE YOUR SMARTER THAN THAT."

All that sentence means is that they were probably given a deposit to show up. So yea, technically they were paid - something. So you're not actually lying with what you said, only giving a partial version of the truth.

@TMT "ONE MORE THING! YOU WONDER WHY THINGS ARE BAD IN AMERICA REGARDING METAL? WELL YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME! WE DID OUR BEST & THIS IS THE RESPONSE YOU GIVE. WELL I'LL TELL YOU THIS THEN. IF YOU CAN DO BETTER THEN PUT UP & SHUT UP! BUT WE ALL KNOW YOU THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. YOU ALL DESERVE ONE ANOTHER. ENJOY!"

Things aren't bad in America for Metal. Progpower does a fine job every year, and so do somany other promoters. They don't usually have to bullsh** anyone, either.

If you did your "best", more people would have heard about it. It's called ADVERTISING.


As far as "if you can do better" - well, by TMT's responses (SO professional) it's obvious that other people can do better. (The TMT turnout is pretty much a guarantee that a one eyed monkey could do better)


Security guard number 5 - please tell us more about him "fleeing the scene". I'm sure all the bands that paid would like to hear more...

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. TMT writes:

If you say so. You have all the answers.

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Behind The Scenes writes:

For everyones information Randeze did'nt flee the festival. He had to go pick up his children. The festival was over when he left. I was there. RC
PS. Get your story straight! Morons!

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. BEHIND THE SCENES/TMT writes:

Yes this is his Wife! We are on the same Network! He did'nt write this. RC

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Comments 25 & 26 writes:

Written by the same person.

Typical...

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. TMT writes:

Here's the deal! d***head. I don't have to explain anything to anyone! If my old lady wants to tell it like it was then thats fine... Your all going to say & think what you want regardless if its the truth or not. I know the truth, so if you don't like it then to bad!

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. TMT/READ THIS! writes:

Thanks for the opportunity to perform at the first of many soon to be legendary U.S Mega Metal Fests!! We hope we can do it again for the next 20 years!!!

UNCAGED

UNCAGED has posted a comment on your blog post: TO ALL THE HATERS!


..YO Randeze..... You non corporate, non commercial, non herd leading type, like the ones that sh** on society like the wonderful sell out strategists out there that sucker kids into Hot topics for the in thing only to lead these suckers into drinking a monster only to like crap because its considered cool for marketing................
.........................
.......whoa whoa... wait a minute,.. Metal was founded just as punk for the simplest reasons, to exploit and unleash havok on the system, the system counteracts by selling out good artists for a few bucks and destroys art and metals origination in the process..................
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....................Giant corporations are and always will be the enemy... NOW.. for a little guy to have the balls to make a dream come true is on every little guys agenda... to have the balls to see it through is only for so many chosen ones. ................................................................................................................All of our friends consider you a hero, for you did what many.. many .. many, only have the balls to dream about. The first show was and always will be the most difficult one, you put foots in peoples mouths, ..............................................................................................................................and for the foot eaters I can only say this ,...... fans who didn't come out to support metal reguardless of whom was on the bill... you can make it up to the music world by burning all your band shirts and throwing out the first cd of every band you every liked, because you don't deserve it. Keep the second and third + cd's because those bands are owned and controlled by corporate bull! ...... other foot eaters include every person in the U.S that had a dream and talent and decided to join a corporation instead of building there dream from the ground up.... cause all these people do is give a negative, lazy, childish, bad footprint on the American dream, they need the foot to start in there own mouths, just to understand the taste that we the small have to endure daily....................
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........................For the Fans who showed up,... Keep supporting and pushing... the gate will fall and if more people like Randeze and yourselves keep pushing even harder, we the bands can finally live out our destiny's.... to bring the people back to freedom and f*** the system up so bad that even telmarketers will be affraid to pick up there telephones, CEO's will be affraid to get out of bed!!!...................

.......HORNS UP!!!!...................

.......-Race Martin UNCAGED ......

HAIL to UNCAGED! TMT...

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Um... writes:

I don't have to explain anything to anyone!

You might want to rethink that answer!


Your all going to say & think what you want regardless if its the truth or not. I know the truth, so if you don't like it then to bad!

I'm pretty sure that lots of concert attendees, concert workers and bands know the truth too. Whether you like it or not...

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. TMT writes:

TOO FUNNY! YOU'D BE RIGHT. THEY DO ALL KNOW THE TRUTH. ONE GOOD EXAPMLE IS THE ONE ABOVE FROM UNCAGED.

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. TMT writes:

STEEL KINGDOM

Thank you to the TMT Festival team for putting on a great festival. The size of the venue and the facilities were certainly all anyone could ask for and more. No stone was left unturned. Lights, sound, stage, security, VIP, camping, facilities, concessions, etc... it all was there and under control. We were glad to be part of it and have made many contacts though the event with bands and fans. We also made a lot of friends from across the USA. Even the weather was excellent the entire weekend. Hopefully all who attended can can find positive things to take from it and will continue to support these in the future. Metal needs them!

http://www.myspace.com/tmtmetalfest

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. securityguard#5 writes:

HEY BEHIND THE SCENES, your the moron,better yet your full of sh**.I was working there when he left because he couldnt pay the caterer and the guy threatend to kick his a$$ so he ran like a b**** and we all got screwed for money.Sounds like you have a hidden agenda.I guess thats why your behind the scenes.Your boy screwed the wrong people,he might want to come up with some cash fast. (tag# removed my moderator)

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. From this article above on MU writes:

"Well folks, Contrary to whatever idiots out there in metal land that are saying that any of the National Acts on the Fest are dropping out is a complete lie!"

Omen, Avery Watts, Hallow's Eve, Scum of the Earth, Whiplash, Otep etc etc etc.

Where did they all go?

Get ready everyone Mr Randeze is about to share his brilliance (from years of experience) with the rest of us. Here comes a reply. Are you ready? Are you ready?? Any time now!

Let the further BS commence. Take it away Randeze!

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. securityguard#5 writes:

Yeah take it away randeze, or is scranton to happening tonight to reply?Hopefully i got my facts straight, i wouldnt want to piss off the misses. Hopefully people will see you for what you are.A scam artist.You think your wife is mad?Try explaining why i worked all weekend and never got paid one cent to my wife.20 people never got paid to work security all weekend and i have to be called a moron by your wife.THANX AGAIN.

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. LRE - we played this festival writes:

We performed at TMT Metal Fest, I am not Randeze... lol if you dont believe me you can shoot me a message or email. That being said, I have spoken with Randeze several times leading up to the festival. He was always straight up with me from square one. We are a working band, and most of us have been around the scene for 15 years, we can spot a fraud. If we had felt at any time this was a scam we would have never showed up and considered this a loss. Truth is, Randeze is no different then you or me. He is first and foremost a "FAN" and HUGE supporter of Heavy "f*cking" Metal!! He loves it, and with every resource available to him, he was gonna give something back. He put together a Metal Festival for the true fans of Metal, not to get rich or make a buck off anyone. This was a chance for fans of heavy metal to come together and bang are heads and drink sh*t tons of beer, and just rage all f'ing weekend. Listen, the guy loves Metal so much, he started a company and a free web show dedicated to getting the music out there to the people.... his people! I was there, we stayed the entire weekend, we played on the massive stages and ate the guys food. He provided everything he said he would and more. Even on the third day when it was clear that this festival was doomed, he did not cut cost or skimp on the provisions for the bands.. he came through and made sure everyone was taken care of.. even though it could ultimately cost him everything he has. Randeze did not let the Metal Community down.. THE METAL COMMUNITY LET HIM DOWN!!!! People don't put together festivals in the US because they have trouble pulling in sponsors and commercial support. Just ask Sharon Osbourne. You need sponsors to step up and say "yeah, this sounds like something the fans would really be in to and the potential to make some money." But in this day and age it comes down to profit and greed, and if a company doesn't feel like they have anything to gain from pushing their product at a Metal Festival then you get no support. That didnt stop this guy, he decided f*ck them and put the entire weight financially on his back. If the festival failed, then he would lose everything. Even when facing that reality he pushed on and through blind faith in his metal family, he would see this vision come true.

We let him down, plain and simple. Blame yourselves! If you knew about this festival and just waited at your computer to gloat about this man's failure instead of buying a ticket and coming down there and trying to support heavy metal, then you're the piece of sh*t and there should be a "line at your door" to kick your a55. The guy lost everything he had trying to support the one thing in this world he loved above all else and you mock his failure??? You people are F*CKING COWARDS!!

In closing I wanna thank the 500 or so people that did show up and support the bands at both the local stages and the nationals, you are the TRUE fans of metal and we thank you for being apart of something bigger then yourselves. For the rest of you, we are Last Red Ember, we are heavy metal! We will support it in any form its presents it self to us.

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. in the know writes:

TmT do you think maybe everyone remembers your last one that, oops, didn't happen. Do you think it might be you that keeps people away.You may talk a great story, but you haven't done anything, face it you are a nobody.

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. TMT writes:

THIS DID HAPPEN THOUGH DID'NT IT. SO MUCH FOR YOUR THEORY. "IN THE KNOW" WHY DOESN'T THAT SOUND RIGHT?

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. TMT IZ TEH AWEZOME RULZ LOLZ!!!1 writes:

MAYBE BECAUSE IT'S JUST A TYPO AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE BECAUSE YOU'RE GETTING YOUR a$$ HANDED TO YOU AND YOU HAVE NO ROOM TO TALK JUST LOOK AT ALL OF YOUR DUMBASS COMMENTS AND KELLY KLARKSON AND WHY DON'T YOU JUST GIVE UP NOBODY WILL EVER GO TO YOUR FESTIVALS AFTER ALL OF THIS sh** WENT DOWN AND STICK YOUR d*** IN MASHED POTATOES AND THIS sh** IS GOING ALL OVER THE INTERNET SO JUST GIVE UP TMT WAS LIKE TEH TOTAL AWESOMEZ BECAUZE YOU SAID SO YEAH!!!!!!!!!11

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. TMT writes:

YOU ARE AWSOME.

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. securityguard# 12 writes:

Well LRE he did not provide you with all the food and beer.For one he never paid for the f***ing food and as for the beer,if he did indeed pay for it, he used the money he was supposed to pay me and all the other security with.You dont roll the dice with other peoples money.If you want to gamble your money away,thats on you, but you better make dam sure you can pay the good people who worked for you.What he did was not right and i dont give a sh** who sticks up for him he screwed alot of people out of money.I dont work for free and i will get paid one way or the other.From what i understand from others it is a short ride to collect.See you soon tmt.

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. MetalByNumbers writes:

your festival technically didn't happen because no one went and no bands played.
You failed.
There's no point in continuing this thread...at all. You lose. You failed the metal community by not promoting your show. You suck. /thread

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. @ Everyone writes:

It's damn obvious that he had no money of his own invested in this "event". Quite probably every dollar he sucked out of unsuspecting (and now wiser) bands was what he expected to bankroll everything, and so many adoring fans were going to come and make up the rest through ticket sales. It was his grand scheme all along.

I'm sure that he actually expected 5,000 people to show up, Just because he opened that gates!

Obviously there is so much more to it than TMT or anyone else will ever know, or in Randeze's case - admit to.

I would hope that other people that worked there (not just security guards) would come forward to this forum.

It would be nice to hear from the caterer and everyone else who was supposed to be paid.

Anyway, I say keep this thread going until all questions are answered.

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. TMT writes:

securityguard# 12 Your so billy bad a$$ then why are you hiding behind your computer? You got a name? Don't you?

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46. in the know writes:

It's easy to see how anyone could mix your last two shows up.................
We all can't to see what you come up with next.
Be a man.....warn us so we can all duck!

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. heheheh.... writes:

I love how Randeze thinks he can keep defending TMT's name by continuously arguing about it. You look AWESOME right now.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. brandedcfh420 writes:

""We let him down, plain and simple.""
Ok, your band let him down, glad you take the blame and not cast it upon the innocent people who didnt know wtf was up to begin with!!!

Post 37 wants to blame everyone (the metal communtiy)that didnt know about the show, because there was no advertising about it, so it's everyone (the metal community) but the organizers (randeze) fault!! what a douche (LRE) made himself out to be!!

he (randeze) may be a huge fan, but he (randeze) fkd up on this, just as last time! he is to blame, not the people (the metal community) who had no idea this was going on due to poor organizational skills from the promoter (randeze)!!

so, go ahead and deflect blame on the "metal community". you have effectively hurt your bands image by doing what you did and blaming us (the metal community)! HOW CAN WE ATTEND A SHOW THAT WASNT PROMOTED?!?!?!

LRE you have shown true ignorance! By blaming us, we will make sure your band goes nowhere in the world of metal!!!!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. TMT writes:

IF YOU DID'NT KNOW THEN THATS UNDERSTANDABLE. YOU CANT PROMOTE EVERYWHERE CAN YOU NOW? THE USA IS A BIG PLACE. WE ADVERTISED ALL ACROSS UPSTATE NY & NYC, WESTERN MASS & CT, N. JERSEY & NEPA. ANYONE BEYOND THAT WOULD OF HAD TO HEAR ABOUT IT ONLINE, WHICH WAS PRETTY EXTENSIVE. IF YOU DID'NT HEAR ABOUT IT THEN THATS OK. sh** HAPPENS.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. brandedcfh420 writes:

so it was advertised in the N.E. only? Guess you didnt take the time looooooooooooong before the show to get some real advertising going! right-o!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. MetalByNumbers writes:

I live in NJ and I didn't hear a thing. You're full of sh**, you p***y.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. deathbringer writes:

Mr. “Randeze” is trying to silence open discussion about this topic [the TMT Metal Fest]. He has sent me an email with legal threats – despite the fact that he continues to engage/attack our readers even after I pointed out our policy on removing articles and comments - if I do not remove the posts pertaining to the TMT Metal Fest and wash away signs of his unprofessionalism (like he did on his festival's MySpace page).

I have remained neutral and mostly silent on this topic so far, but I would like to hear from any person and/or band who was involved in the event. Please send us an email via our contact form with a subject of “TMT Fest” and let me know about your experience. Please indicate your name/band name and/or involvement with the event and whether I may quote you or you'd like to remain anonymous.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. brandedcfh420 writes:

GAME ON!!!!!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. securityguard#5 writes:

hiding behind your name .thats funny coming from the guy who has 10 differnt names himself.man up and pay all of us jackass before you get yourself hurt.remember who you screwed,not very smart.the clock is ticking.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. brandedcfh420 writes:

tick tock tick tock tick tock..........

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. TMT Contract (found online) & Randeze's tactics writes:

READ PART 7


From the contract(sent to us over mysapce, not mailed):

"3. Place of Performance: The place of performance is at:

TMT METAL FEST 2010 @ CHENANGO VALLEY RANCH

892 Bowbell Rd Greene, New York 13778

“Venue is subject to change”


4. Date(s) and Time(s) of Performance: The date(s) of the Performance shall be July 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th 2010. Date & Time of actual performance will be decided by the 2010 concert staff manager) This Performance shall have a duration of at least 45 minutes no less than 35 minutes.”Date & Time Subject to change”


5. Performance: The entertainment to be provided by Entertainers is generally described as: Musical performance of the Heavy Metal Genre.


6. Agreement to Perform: Band(s) agree to provide the Performance in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any addendums or riders hereto: Band(s) will be provided with proper sound & lighting, Band(s) have the option to bring their own personal gear (The Buyer) Will not be held liable for any damages due to neglect or circumstantial damages of any kind.

7. Price of Performance: Band agrees to pay Buyer an aggregate of ($1000.00) in advance for their live performance at the 2010 Concert. Payment will be made Via “PAYPAL”) to (tmtmetalfest@yahoo.com) or check to the address provided below. Any band (s) that does not comply with the terms set forth herein will forfeit their right to all monies and time slot for their perspective performance without any recourse. The $1000.00 is non refundable. Immediate payment required upon execution of said contract.

8. Recording, Reproduction or Transmission of Performance: Buyer will use its best efforts to prevent the recording, reproduction or transmission of the Performance without the written permission of Band(s) or Artist's representative.


9. Excuse of Obligations: Buyer and Band(s) shall be excused from their obligations hereunder in the event of proven sickness, accident, riot, strike, epidemic, act of God or any other legitimate condition or occurrence beyond their respective control."

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. brandedcfh420 writes:

ok, and? it shows how the "buyer" can manipulate everyone with their shady tactics and use up everyone and bail without paying the help!!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. brandedcfh420 writes:

sorry for the ? after and, I meant to put a comma.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. deathbringer writes:

Please do not post his personal information or threats up here. We're not doing that here.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Mickey Komtra writes:

For my band Komtra,....us along with many other locals paid serious f***ing money into this thing, knowing it seamed a bit shady but f*** it might have been a great opportunity to build our resume playing with nationals we all know and love on the biggest stage of our lives. We forked over $1,600, the beer cooler was always empty, the "food" the entire saturday was cold rotting ziti covered in fly sh**, AND most importantly, NOONE came, not even for the bigger names. We should get some kind of refund its bullsh** we didnt fork over $1,600 f***ing dollars to play for security, reps from labels came up to see us perform in front of a huge crowd,not a ghost town, this was for our carears and were left broke and screwed, thanks alot. we will not be participating in this anymore

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. $1600 ?? Wow writes:

Tell us more about what you saw, or actually didn't see. If you don't mind.

Thank you

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. Haha writes:

Its like Randeze got the hint, and disappeared.

# Oct 9, 2010 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. Yeah... writes:

He's probably in Ohio yelling at people in all caps while getting ready for TMT Scamfest 2011.

# Oct 9, 2010 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. RTB writes:

I can't believe bands are paying to play...what is this a beer league?
No band should pay to play,....lesson #1?..of coarse we all know what lesson 2 is, don't get high on your own supply. ...

# Oct 10, 2010 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. WOLF7 writes:

That's where it's going RTB. Same story here in Europe.

The music biz is down on it's hands and knees. Desperate times for everybody.

# Oct 10, 2010 @ 5:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. RTB writes:

Wow, if that's the case wolf then that's terrible....I. had no idea it has gotten that bad. ..

# Oct 10, 2010 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. Paying for exposure writes:

Is getting out of hand, especially when you don't get what you pay for... :(

# Oct 11, 2010 @ 8:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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