Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hard Rock Hell III

Stage times

Last year the timings ran very close to time, so now it's time to pick and choose which bands I most want to see. The 3 stages are all very close so you don't have to spend more than a minute or two walking from hall to hall.

Thursday - The Viking Fancy Dress Heavy Metal Ball
17:30 - 18:00 Riot:Noise
18:15 - 18:50 New Device
19:05 - 19:35 Raw Glory
20:00 - 20:40 Attica Rage
20:55 - 21:35 Marshall Law
21:50 - 22:30 Beholder
22:45 - 23:20 GMT
23:45 - 00:30 Special Guest

That's a good start, I'm looking forward to RIOT:NOISE and New Device (although where's my album Amazon ?), Marshall Law are a good old NWOBHM band so I'm glad there's no-one to clash with them, Beholder are ok, Guy McCoy Torme though are bloody awful, as musicians they have played in some of the big classic rock bands, but their most recent album is really poor pub metal stuff. It might be an early night then, although I'd be interested in seeing who the as yet to be announced Special Guest is.

Friday

STAGE 1 - HARD ROCK HEAVEN
18:00 -18:45 Logan
19:00 - 20:00 Gun
20:15 - 21:05 Ratt
21:15 - 22:30 Terrorvision
22:45 - 00:15 Monster Magnet

00:30 - 01:30 Sonata Arctica

STAGE 2 - PORSHAMAR / TOTAL ROCK RADIO
15:20 - 15:55 Hysterica
16:10 - 16:45 Waylander
17:00 - 17:45 Korplikanni
18:00 - 18:45 Die Apokalyptischien Reiter
19:00 - 19:40 Delain
19:55 - 20:25 Flash Lightnin
20:40 - 21:20 Black Spiders
21:35 - 22:10 Sons Of Merrick
22:30 - 23:30 Edens Curse
23:45 - 00:25 Winterborn
00:45 - 01:30 Tribal Law
01:45 - 02:30 Total Rock Winner

STAGE 3 - YOUNG BLOOD
12:00 - 12:40 Imicus
12:55 - 13:30 Arthemis
13:45 - 14:30 Voodoo Johnson
14:45 -15:15 Remedy
15:30 - 16:00 9 x Dead
16:15 - 16:45 Dead against the rest
17:00 - 17:45 Hanging Doll

Friday has worked out well, only one clash amongst the bands I really want to see, I know Ratt are a classic band, but they might lose out to the up and coming Brit rockers Black Spiders, I saw BS supporting The Wildhearts and they were really good.

SATURDAY
STAGE 1 - TRICK OR TREAT
18:15 - 19:15 Mayra Roxx
19:30 - 20:10 Rogue Male
20:30 - 21:20 W.A.S.P.
21:40 - 23:00 Queensryche
23:20 - 00:40 New York Dolls

01:00 - 01:45 Lauren Harris
02:00 - 03:00 Spit Like This

STAGE 2 - METAL AID / METAL ON METAL
12:00 - 12:45 Pig Iron
13:05 - 13:45 Tigertailz
14:00 - 14:45 Quireboys
15:00 - 16:00 Girlschool

16:20 -17:10 Hydrogyn
17:25 - 18:15 Witchfynde
18:30 - 19:15 Demon
19:35 - 20:25 Angelwitch
20:45 - 21:25 Susperia
21:45 - 22:30 Evile
22:45 - 23:35 Onslaught
23:50 - 00:20 Goatwhore
00:40 - 01:20 Skeleton witch
01:35 - 02:30 Toxic Holocaust

STAGE 3 - OLD SKOOL NWOBHM
12:00 - 12:40 Cloven Hoof
12:55 - 13:35 Dumpys Rust Nuts
13:50 - 14:40 Tyson Dog
14:45 - 15:30 Marseille
15:45 - 16:30 Saracen
16:45 -17:30 Elixir
17:45 - 18:15 Hammerhead

Saturday has worked out well for me too, no clashes at all, so I can wander off between bands and catch an act I don't know as well. Poor old Spit Like This, they had to open Stage 2 at midday last year and went down really well, this year they've got the 'dead on your feet' slot, 2am when all the punters have been boozing for fourteen hours. Tigertailz did this slot last year and I must admit I was falling asleep on my feet.

Three days and nights of heavy metal, beer, vikings, beer, glam rock, beer, bad fast food, beer, spam beer eggs chips spam and beer, I'll need a holiday when I get back, and a liver exchange.

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