330 Metal Fest in China Shut Down by Police

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The burgeoning metal scene in China suffered a tremendous blow after police officers shut down 330 Metal Fest, the premiere heavy metal festival in all of China.

Details are still unclear as to why exactly the festival was shut down. According to the Nine Treasures Facebook page, officers claimed that more than 600 tickets were sold for the festival, putting the venue over capacity and potentially creating a safety hazard. However, whether or not this is the real reason remains unknown. Kipp Whittaker of The Beijinger notes that there may have been complications with New Year’s Eve celebrations or permits.

Whatever, the reason, it isn’t hard to see the look of loss and desperation on the faces of metalheads at the festival. The closure of the event, a fixture of the Chinese scene for well over ten years, was also a personal blow to Mr. Kou of the band Suffocated. Not only did he financially back the festival, but it also happens to fall on his birthday. The cancellation was an immense loss for Mr. Kou, both financially and emotionally.

Nine Treasures originally reported on Facebook that they were taking donations to help Mr. Kou recoup some of his lost finances, but they have since issued a statement that Mr. Kou is sincerely grateful but doesn’t want any donations at the time. All donated finances are being returned.

Still, we can show our solidarity by cranking some excellent Chinese metal. Post your favorites in the comments below. You can read more about the incident on the Nine Treasures Facebook page or at The Beijinger.

(h/t Tim W.)

(Cover Photo VIA. Other Photos by DM-Simon VIA).

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    I was hoping for a Ghost Bath bad pun at the end, lol

    • Dr. Dubz

      That’s what we call low-hanging fruit.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        The lowest.

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

      I wonder why they weren’t on the bill?

  • Man, that just really sucks. Hopefully Mr. Kou can recoup some of his monetary investment. I really need to purchase some of Tengger Cavalry’s stuff. I remember someone posting about them a loooong time ago.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I did because they’re the cat’s pajamas!

  • Guacamole Jim

    This is a real bummer. I love to see the metal scene flourishing in places like China, where the access is limited. The pictures are pretty cool though, in a sad sort of way.

    DISCLAIMER: This is a Chinese band I totally dig. They’re a bit nu-metal-ish, so if you think I’m a poser, you’re right, and fuck you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv9acqrdRU8

    • The internet needs more “posers” and less groupthinking clones who dismiss and ridicule entire genres of currently-uncool music.

      • Guacamole Jim

        JAG’s wisdom >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • “Wisdom” = grumblings of a grumpy old bastard.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I feel like if I got grumpier I could move into that upper echelon.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            My wisdom is the best kind of wisdom.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            FEATURED COMMENT MODS WHERE YOU AT?!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Yes.

          • Did LOL.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            This is cool. It changes colors when it turns.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Wow. Just wow.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I’m usually not this bizarre but I’ve been sleep deprived for the past few days.

          • I’ve been looking at it for like three minutes straight. I could eat a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and watch this shit srs.

          • I could use a VP of Cane Shaking.

          • can I be the FIRST(ly) to submit my application?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Woah there GL I clearly have dibs here.

          • I remember when I used to anonyJAG the fuck out of a certain other comment board. Good old days of underemployment.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I know what that’s like. The next time I work is on Saturday. Then again I did just start working at Old Navy not even a month ago.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Are you looking for a VP of Back In The Day Ramblings? I have a ton of those

          • Please refer to MSD’s gif below.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Dangit.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            “cane shaking” lol..he he he

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            age worked for me…just try to avoid resentments!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            The number one offender!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            yeeeessss…..

      • Genre’s in question include this one…. My 2cents

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_O003Cvwlc

        • I don’t hate ATR…I just think they’ve been a bit disappointing recently. Any time I hear What If I Was Nothing I sort of wish I was nothing.

        • EsusMoose

          Still hate his heavily auto-tuned vocals

          • Auto tune sticks out like a sore thumb. I’ll bet he sounds like some jerk off at a karoke bar without the assistance.

          • His live vox are good for the non-cleans. He could really benefit from some vocal-coaching for the cleans IMHO. Autotune should never be relied on for anything more than that beaten-into-the-ground effect in almost every current Top Forty song.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          It also includes some dad rock, nu metal, post hardcore, mall screamo and hair metal all of which I love

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Fuck, is this bad. Fucking hate videos.

          • Stockhausen

            And awful, awful bands.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        I agree. I love the new We Are Harlot album and I like a lot of music that is currently uncool.

        • I’m going to listen to that We Are Harlot album with an open mind.

          • Lying is a sin, JAG.

            -GodovAll

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            You’d love it. The guitar player is formerly of the Sebastian Bach solo band and he’s awesome. Worsnop reminds me of a combination of Stephen Pearcy, Jani Lane and David Coverdale.

          • …and the drug-addictions of Steven Tyler, Andy Wood, and Layne Staley.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I think he went to rehab but I guess he’s off the wagon again.

          • I have a pretty open mind – but I am going to remain pretty close minded to your recommendation. Just this time. Sorry friend

          • I’m about five songs in on Spotifizzle. You should give it a try. It has a very eighties spirit without sounding retro.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            It’s so damn good. Worsnop sounds great on it and there’s a power ballad that I rank as a classic power ballad even though it just came out today.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Trivium.

        • …write good songs and are proficient at their instruments.

          Your turn: “Venom…”

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Started extreme music. A huge, gigantic inspiration on basically every extreme band after them. Influenced Metallica, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Napalm Death. The list is endless. No Venom = no Emperor = no Trivium.

          • Scrimm

            LOLBUTTZ

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Your point?

          • Scrimm

            The genre would have started just fine without them. Claiming one band to be the only reason an entire genre formed is lolbutttz. It would have happened anyway. Besides, I consider Mercyful Fate far more important.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I’ve heard that same cunting argument about Black Sabbath.

          • Scrimm

            And it’s true in that case as well, except Black Sabbath were good. But to say metal would have never happened without them is completely ridiculous.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Don’t care, as I’m keeping logic very black and white and simplistic.

          • Scrimm

            Except there’s no logic there, but have fun.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Total bullshit. As there is fucking logic. What existed before Venom? Motorhead, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Black Sabbath. How is there no fucking logic? Venom can be directly linked to influencing every metal genre after them. Is that not fucking logic?

          • Guacamole Jim
          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. THAT IS FUCKING HILARIOUS, BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE SPIDER-MAN IS CUNTING FLYING!

          • Dr. Dubz

            Who the hell is he fighting? I never have any idea what’s going on in these screenshots from the 60s Spidey cartoon.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            No clue. Red Cape Man?

          • Stockhausen

            Ah, the dreaded Red Cape Man, spreading…red capes…all over…the land, I think.

          • You guys wouldn’t believe how pleased with myself I am right now. I’m sitting here with my arms crossed and smirking like I just sunk somebody’s Battleship.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck you dude.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            You should see how happy I am. I’m listening to Ratt and watching the roast of Bieber. It’s so funny.

          • I had a chance to see Ratt in 84 but opted for Quiet Riot instead. No regrets.

            Also I like goats and ducks.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I prefer Ratt. How do you feel abut the drummer exploiting the Ratt name with his bunch of scabs filling in for the other members?

          • Sounds exactly like what “Quiet Riot” is up to these days.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I will still see them though.

          • You’ll see exactly one member of the Metal Health line up (IOW no original members.) You can always ask him about The Crimson Idol since he played drums on it.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Stet Howland was their drummer for that album as well I think.

          • Óðhinn

            Me too. I went round and round on my decision, banging my head until it drove me mad.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            you still have the magic jay..

          • Scrimm

            Nobody said they weren’t influential. I said to say the genre never would have happened without them is close minded and untrue. somebpdy else would have come along and teken it to the next level.

          • I think Gojira created extreme metal. I am just saying.

          • Tyree

            No.

          • No really. They have that Flying Whales song – it is extreme. It is almost more than words.

          • Guacamole Jim
          • FUCKING SPIDER MAN ERRRVERYWEERRRE

          • Guacamole Jim
          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Oddly enough, that’s what my uncle was screaming in his final days. Eerie!

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            Burzum created music. Praised be Varg!

          • Guacamole Jim

            Dammit Tapir!

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            Varg is love, Varg is life!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            That’s absurd.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            Absolutely not. First Varg created the world in 7 days. Then he did some stuff and made music.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Cavemen invented music when they started banging rocks, skulls, and sticks together.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            WRONG! You have not accepted Varg as your lord and saviour, have you?

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Nope. I worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Chopper Read (not the actual guy)!

          • I’m totally speculating but I *believe* that bands like Sabbath and Venom are very important to heavy metal in general but there always seems to be someone doing something similar that gets obscured by them. I think stuff would happen without them though it would probably be a bit different without their unique influences.

          • Scrimm

            You are correct.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Really? He just said he’s speculating. How the fuck is that correct?

          • Scrimm

            And you’re just speculating that an entire genre would have never existed without without one band. How is that correct?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Very, because it’s cunting Venom.

          • Scrimm

            Again, have fun.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Name me a fucking band before Venom, as you have yet to do.

          • Scrimm

            When did I ever try? I said it would have happened anyway.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You didn’t, so I’m asking you to.

          • Scrimm

            That was never my argument so I see no need to.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Easy way out I see. Well have fun.

          • Scrimm

            Easy way out? You just tried to turn the debate into something it was never about because you couldn’t prove what you said. Shit man you get too worked up we’re all on the same side here.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You’re the one that started with your cunting lolbuttz shit. I was just messing with JAG about Trivium, because I know he digs them. I did make and prove my point, but you didn’t fucking like my point, so you started just poking the cunting bear.

          • Scrimm

            No I just offered a different opinion. I never said they weren’t a big influence or very improtant to the genre regardless of anyone’s personal opinion of them. I just said that the genre would have happened anyway. All of Venom’s influences were there, so if they hadn’t some along someone else would have. I don’t give any band that much credit no matter how much I love them.

          • You are both still OK in my book. Regardless of the outcome.

            <3

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I think this is gonna be one of those “I hate you!” “I hate you more!” “Kiss me you fool!” kinda moments!

          • Tyree

            But it was Venom. It wasn’t anyone one else. How can anyone know that it would be someone else?

          • Scrimm

            But how can anyone say it wouldn’t have ever existed without them? Far more likely that it would have anyways. Historically art in all forms tends to get more extreme over time. Might have just taken a couple years longer to get there.

          • Tyree

            Ok, I’m not saying that metal would not progress. I’m just saying that Venom at that time was very influential whether people like em or not. No one can just say that there would be a band as influential as them at that time if they did not exist. The end.

          • Scrimm

            I never said any of that, nor did I insult Venom.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            No Abba = no death or black metal!

          • Venom sounded an awful lot like their heroes in Motorhead except with satanic lyrics. Also Crüe beat them to the pentagram 😛

          • *JAG TAGGING IN*
            *ROUND 27 CONTINUES*

          • Scrimm

            ooh I didn’t even think of that.

          • Tyree

            Venom sounded a LOT meaner than those bands. I don’t honestly see a lot of the classic black metal bands we have today coming out of those bands vagina’s. Mayhem, Emperor, and so on.

          • Scrimm

            What you are saying is true in a lot of ways and you know what I think of your opinions, but all I was getting at is that with all the building blocks in place for a band like Venom, if they hadn’t existed someone else would have pulled said influences together in a similar way. Never my intention to take away from them. Our most beloved music would just have a slightly different history.

          • i remember reading somewhere that Jeffrey Dunn’s biggest influence on the guitar was Eddie Van Halen

          • Scrimm

            As much as I despise the band, you won’t hear me say the guy wasn’t influential.

          • (i didn’t actually read that, just trying to bring the lolz)

          • Scrimm

            Lol I figured, but still

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            This whole thread was already summed up with ‘A Headbanger’s Journey’.

          • Scrimm

            Never did get around to watching that.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Damn good doc. It covers damn near anything you can think of about metal, from the roots up.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0aYbHuXgUQ

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Well, with Mayhem, Euronymous said he wanted them to sound EXACTLY like Sarcofago. And it’s blatantly obvious in their sound.

          • No, probably not. BM pretty much owes its existence to Venom regardless of who inspired Venom.

          • Óðhinn

            Yes. To understand Venom, you kind of had to be a Metal fan in the early 80s. They don’t seem meaner or different from a 2015 perspective, but they sure did in 1982. The dirty vocals, the outright satanism, the satanic imagery, the satanic lyrics, the lo-fi production, even their over the top look and stage presence. It was indeed different. Younger fans who listen to only 2nd wave black metal, don’t understand that Venom, Hellhammer and Bathory were first, and influenced the Norway scene of thew 1990s.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Shout at the Devil 1983. Welcome to Hell 1981.

          • You can’t think I’m that ignorant. They used it on stage in 1980 and it appeared in the Too Fast for Love insert originally released in 81 and reissued by Elektra in ’82. Here’s my original tape…

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Maybe so, but I don’t recall reading about Tom G., Euronymous, Lars, etc. loving Motley Crue, etc. and being a huge influence.

          • If some of the later-coming extreme bands were they’d never admit it. Everyone I knew who went on to exclusively listen to the then-extreme bands in the eighties started out on stuff like Motley Crue…and then pretended they never listened to it because Death and Celtic Frost were there for them all along 😉

            I can’t post the pics because Disqus is being an insufferable PoS right now.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I can see that. The first two Crue albums are decent anyway.

          • Óðhinn

            Yeah. When ‘Theatre of Pain’ was released, there were a lot of fans who jumped off the Crue bandwagon.

          • Óðhinn

            Motley Crue influenced other bands instead, like Black Veil Brides.

          • Óðhinn

            I’m still pissed about that. It was pretty rude of Motley Crue to shout at the Devil after he’d welcomed them to hell. I know they’re a metal band, but still, manners people, manners. 😉

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Pentagram, anyone?

          • Depends on how influenced they were by Sabbath, I guess.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            They were doing metal a couple of years before Sabbath got together, actually.

          • Did not know.

            Isn’t it sort of a British tradition to jack every popular music style from North America and then act as though they invented every genre?

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Pretty much.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Diamond Head, Vicious Rumors, Raven, the list goes on.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I agree. There were many bands who formed what would become metal.

          • Scrimm

            And that’s not taking away from the importance of any of them.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Exactly. There is not just one band who created the genre. They are all important.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Can’t believe no one’s mentioned MC5. Sure they get credited for influencing and pretty much creating punk, but definitely not enough credit in influencing metal. ‘Kick Out The Jams’ was above and beyond the heaviest thing around at the time.

          • Stockhausen

            Eh, there’s a ton of bands that people say that about. I’ve been told that metal wouldn’t exist without The Beatles. In reality, I think that if these bands didn’t do what they did, someone else would have and we’d all still be here listening to metal.

          • Tyree

            Fuck the Beatles. The end.

          • Stockhausen

            I like you.

          • Scrimm

            100% backed.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I hate them as well.

          • more beer

            Well said!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Finally someone besides me and my dad says that!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            and the eagels

          • Scrimm

            EXACTLY

          • Stockhausen

            Ooh, what if there really was a band that changed everything and an entire genre depends on their existence, but we’re living in a version of reality where that band didn’t exist, and we’re missing out on something unspeakably awesome that we can’t even imagine without hearing it?

          • Guacamole Jim

            Or what if that band was actually just Bach?

            Oh yeah, it totally was.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Johann Sebastian?

          • Guacamole Jim

            Yeah buddy. That dude was a musical monster. Western music owes a huge amount to him. It’s pretty hard to fathom what conventional music would sound like without his influence.

          • Stockhausen

            This is very true. It is plausible that someone else may have come along to do what he did, but his talent, drive, and output was pretty much unmatched by anyone else for a long, long time.

          • Guacamole Jim

            And it’s not as if he was completely removed from the music of the time and reinvented the wheel entirely. Guys like Thomas Tallis aren’t a million miles away from him. But what Bach brought to the table really just set western music on a path for a lot of years, a path that it still hasn’t really deviated from (with some exceptions, of course).

          • Dr. Dubz

            I’ve heard numerous arguments that Wagner created metal.

          • Guacamole Jim

            I wouldn’t argue that. I’m not entirely convinced that he “created” metal, but the influence his music had on it, pretty much right from the get-go, can’t be overstated. I think Edvard Greig had a huge influence on metal as well, but probably not to the same extent. It’s hard, especially with so recent a genre as metal, to pinpoint the specific cause – especially because there probably was no one cause.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Aye. hell, we could go back to the Blues and say dudes like Robert Johnson were critical in the chain.

          • Guacamole Jim

            And that wouldn’t be wrong, either – especially if we’re looking at the development of metal by way of Led Zeppelin.

          • Scrimm

            I think classical in general had a far bigger infuence on the genre than is credited.

          • Stockhausen

            Wagner did not create metal, so you heard wrong.

          • Guacamole Jim

            .. Jealous much, other dead composer?

          • Stockhausen

            Stockhausen–I mean, I, am WAY more metal than Wagner.

          • Dr. Dubz

            You’re way more of a bully too.

          • Stockhausen

            No way man, Wagner was a huge douche bag. A big, racist, anti-Semitic douche bag. Who cheated on his wife, like, a hundred times.

          • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

            So correct me if I’m way off the mark here, but basically what you are trying to say is, Wagner was awesome and we should all idolize him?!

          • Stockhausen

            U KNO IT BRO LOL HIGH FIVE.

          • ARE WE TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL WAGNER??? COVETED AND RENOWNED PRODUCER FOR LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL BAND OF GLORY-NESS-ICITY DOKKEN??????

            GL

          • Dr. Dubz

            Ok.

          • Tyree

            Jeez, he told you.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Crushed me, more like it.

          • Stockhausen

            Just wanted clear that up.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Manowar certainly wouldn’t argue.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Manowar doesn’t count because they A) are ridiculous, and B) suck.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Just saying they definitely have Wagner influence is all.

          • Scrimm

            Very well said. That argument is truly irritating.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            for a boy..now get down and squeal like a piggy! Yea that’s it, squeaaaaal!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Who effectively ripped off Pentagram, IMHO.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            What?

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I stand by that statement!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nope, not buying it.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            To each their own.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nope.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Si, mi carida! *pets you on the head and gives you a Werther’s Original*

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            No fucking way.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Sabbath formed in 1968. Pentagram, officially in 1972. Bobby has stated he never cared for Sabbath, instead preferring Blue Cheer.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            My goof.

          • Well said. As much as I personally don’t like Venom all of these things are very true.

            I’ll get you next time, King Shit!!!

      • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

        The internet needs more “true ‘trve metalheads'” to ridicule the posers that ridicule the metalheads that ridicule the posers that listen to poser genres.

        Also: Tengger Cavalry!!

        • Dr. Dubz

          Byah!

  • I honestly am not at all familiar with Chinese metal bands.

    This seems like it really sucks for everyone involved and I hope they can reschedule a similar event soon.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • Tyree
    • Scrimm

      While waiting for the image to show up I was half expecting the angry Rambo again, but this was great too.

      • Lacertilian

        Bill Murray with a Rambo bandanna would be tops. Does he wear one in Stripes?
        Plz respond.

        • Scrimm

          Been so long since I’ve seen stripes, can’t remember much about it.

  • Dr. Dubz

    Any other decent Chinese bands out there? I’m not super familiar with that scene.

    • Stockhausen

      Ghost Ba–oops.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        Moonlover is *still* a pretty kickass album.

        • Stockhausen

          I quite enjoy it myself.

  • Stockhausen

    Those pictures are heartbreaking, I hope the best for Mr. Kou.

    Tengger Cavalry>>>

  • I can’t imagine what it must be like having an event you organized being yanked out from under your feet. The amount of red tape you have to go through in China has to be 10 times what you do in the US.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Yah. I tried to be very careful not to blame any parties because I obviously wasn’t there. Still discouraging either way.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      And the Chinese officials can always pull the usual ‘it doesn’t represent Chinese values or traditions’. They did that, and MUCH worse, when they went after Ai Weiwei. If you got time to kill, I highly recommend this movie on the whole thing. Gives you a pretty good idea of what Chinese officials think of artistic freedom.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ccUIyO7A0

  • Cave Have Rod is the only band I know from China and they are bizarre.

    http://youtu.be/fVcq12S-d7E

  • Hellfest in 2001 was in danger of being cancelled due to the venue backing out at the last minute. The 1st day was cancelled and I ended up catching Creation Is Crucifixion play in someone’s backyard. The promoters secured a venue for the remaining two days and it ended up being one of the best fests I ever attended.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Nice! That’s rad it got saved. I was supposed to see Sepultura here about 4 years ago. Everyone was at the venue when the promoters announced that the show was cancelled.

      • Sepultura came through my area and played this smaller venue in Newark,NJ on the Chaos AD tour. Great show but the place was filled beyond capacity.

        • Dr. Dubz

          There were quite a few people at the show. I wanted to go cuz Sepultura, regardless of what people think of their modern stuff (I’m not a huge fan), have some solid jams in their back catalog.

      • Scrimm

        The first time I was supposed to see Maiden they canceled the day of the show. Horrible, horrible day. I’m still trying to get over the KD cancellation a few months ago.

        • Dr. Dubz

          Oh man, I was so bummed for you!

          • Scrimm

            I thought at my age a show being cancelled wouldn’t be such a big deal but that sucked hard. I felt really bad for my friend because he’s a recent convert but a pretty fanatical one, and he’s never had the chance to see him.

        • Lang?

          • Scrimm

            Yep.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        I was supposed to see Hello Seahorse a couple of years back, and the gig got cancelled about 12 hours before the show. Still haven’t found out why, since they said the show was nearly sold out. Same with when I bought tickets to see Parlotones.

  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
    • Dr. Dubz

      Actually, they’re from Beijing. Checked last night to make sure.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        My goof. We had a long thread on one of their YT videos about that, and never could get a straight answer. So I just assumed they were from Mongolia.