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In the absence of having anything pleasant to say about the world,… - The Chaos Path
Some men just want to watch the world burn
In the absence of having anything pleasant to say about the world, I'm going to corrupt the gigs meme going round. Mostly for my own benefit, I think I might try and write down every band I've ever got round to seeing. This may take some time, and I suspect I'll have to update it every so often when I remember more bands.

Abadden, Abbath, Aborted, Acid Reign, Action Directe, Bryan Adams, Airbourne, Akercocke, Alcest, All About Eve, Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Amputated, Anaal Nathrakh, Anachoic Reflection, Anathema, Ancient Ascendant, Ancient Rites, Angel Witch, Annihilator, Anthrax, Anvil, Apocalyptica, Die Apocalyptischen Reiter, Arch Enemy, Arcturus, Arizona, Army Of Flying Robots, Artefact, Asphyx, As She Screams, Asylum, Atavist, Atheist, At The Gates, Audio Warfare, Avusled, Bal-Sagoth, The Bardo, Basement Torture Killings, The Beckoning Silence, Behemoth, The Belonging, Belphegor, Benediction, The Berzerker, Beyond Dawn, Beyond Redemption, Biohazard, Biomechanical, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Moth, Blackrock, Black Star Riders, Black Sun, Blaze, Blind Guardian, The Blood Divine, Bloodstream, Bohse Onkelz, Bolt Thrower, Borknagar, Born of Osiris, Bossk, Boss Keloid, Brainchoke, Breach, Bring Me the Horizon, The Broken Family Band, Bruce Dickinson, Brutai, Burn This Life, Cacodaemonic, Cadaveric Crematorium, Cadence Noir, Caliban, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Captain Horizon, Carcass, Carnal Forge, Carnivore, Carpathian Forest, Cathedral, Cats Against The Bomb, Nick Cave, Celesty, Celtic Frost, Centurion's Ghost, Chainsaw Castration, The Chaos Engine, Charger, Children Of Bodom, Chthonic, Circle II Circle, Cnoc an Tursa, , Coldblooded, Cold Lazarus, Collibus, Alice Cooper, Coroner, Corrosion of Conformity, Cradle Of Filth, Criminal, Crowbar, The Crown, Cryptopsy, Cynic, The Damned, Dark Age, Darkcell, Dark Divinity, Darkest Hour, The Darkest Tomorrow, Dark Funeral, Dark Towers, Dark Tranquillity, Deadbolt, Dead Empire, Death Angel, Deathboy, Deathepic, Death SS, Deathstars, Decapitated, Deceased, Defenestration, The Defiled, Demolished, Desecration, Desolation, Despised Icon, Destroyer 666, Destruction, Detonation, The Devil's Blood, Dew-Scented, Diamond Head, Paul Di'Anno, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dimmu Borgir, Dio, Dio Disciples, Dismember, Dissection, Dominion, Doom, Dornenreich, Doro, Down, Dragged Into Sunlight, Dragonforce, Dragonheart, Dryad, D-Void, Dying Fetus, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Einherjer, Electric Wizard, Elvenking, Emperor, Endstille, Enslaved, Enthroned, Entombed, The Enchanted, Ephel Duath, Epitaph, Epitome, Esoteric, Esoterica, Eternal Damnation / Structured Chaos, Evile, Evil Empire, Evil Scarecrow, Eviscerate AD, Ex Deo, Exhumed, Extreme Noise Terror, EWOC, Exodus, Failsafe Failed, Faithhealer, Faith No More, Falloch, Farhan, The Farmer Boys, Fear Factory, The Final Sigh, Finntroll, Fire And Forget, Firewire, Flict, Flotsam and Jetsam, Forbidden, 4 Car Pile-Up, John Foxx, Fractured Insanity, Freebase, Ace Frehley, Frustrum, Gabrielle (!), Gamma Ray, The Gathering, Geared4, Girlschool, Glass Artery, Goatwhore, Godflesh, Gojira, Gore, Gorebound, Gorefest, Gorerotted, Goteki, Grave Digger, Graveworm, Graveyard, Green Carnation, Grimfist, Guilty Parents, Hammerfall, Hang the Bastard, Hatebreed, The Haunted, Headless Cross, Heart of a Coward, Heaven and Hell, Hecate Enthroned, Hell, Helloween, Hobbs Angel Of Death, Holy Moses, Honey For Christ, Horn Dog, Ho99o9, Humanity, The Human League, Wayne Hussey, Hypocrisy, I Am I, Iced Earth, Ihsahn, Illdisposed, Immortal, Imperial Vengeance, Imperium Dekadenz, Infected Disarray, The Infernal Sea, Infestation, In Flames, Interlock, Iron Maiden, Isolysis, Jack's Family, James, JBO, JJ72, Job For A Cowboy, Judas Priest, Kachana, Karma to Burn, Kataklysm, Katatonia, Kevvlar, Kickback, Killing Miranda, Killswitch Engage, Kill II This, King Diamond, The Kites, Kiuas, Kotipelto, The Kovenant, Kreator, Krimson, Krisiun, Kyuss, Labrat, Lacuna Coil, Last Chance To Dance, Lauren Harris, Lawnmower Deth, Lazarus Blackstar, Leaden, Leng Tch'e, Life of Agony, Ligature, Limbonic Art, Lions, Litmus, L-Mo, Lock Up, Lordi, The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Macabre, Machine Head, Madder Mortem, Malevolent Creation, Mambo Kurt, Manuskript, Marduk, Marillion, Marilyn Manson, Marionette, Marky Ramone, Mastodon, Mayhem, Megadeth, Melt-Banana, The Membranes, Memoriam, Meshuggah, Metakilla, Metal Allegiance, Metallica, Metalucifer, Metsatöll, Ministry, Misery Loves Co., The Misfits, The Mission, Mistress, Mithras, Monster Magnet, Moonsorrow, Morbid Angel, Morgana Lefay, Mortad, Mortal Sin, Mortician, Mortiis, Most Likely to Fail, Motionless in White, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Mulch, The Murderdolls, My Dying Bride, Mystic Circle, Napalm Death, Narcissus Pool, Nashville Pussy, Nasum, Needleye, Negura Bunget, Neurosis, Nevermore, Newborn Nemesis, NFD, Nightfall, Nightwish, Nile, Nine Inch Nails, Noctiferia, Nocturno Culto, Northern Oak, Nuclear Assault, Obiat, Obituary, Oceans of Slumber, October File, Old Corpse Road, OneDice, 1000 Scars, Onkel Tom Angelripper, Onslaught, Opeth, Orange Goblin, Origin, Orphanage, Orphaned Land, Overkill, Paradise Lost, Peccatum, Perish in the Flames, Persevere, Phallicide, Pig, Pist.On, Pitchshifter, Gene Pitney, Poisonblack, The Pornorphans, Prayers of Sanity, Pretty Vacant, Primal Fear, Primordial, The Prodigy, Projekt, Prong, The Prophecy, Protest the Hero, Psychophile, Public Enemy, Pungent Stench, Purified in Blood, Queen Adreena, Rage, Ramesses, Rapture, Raven, Ravenage, The Red Eye Funktion, Red Harvest, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Repulsion, Repulsive, Reth, Return to the Sabbat, Revamp, Revcounter, Revoker, Rhapsody of Fire, Right Turn Clyde, Rollins Band, Rome Burns, Romeo Must Die, Rose Tattoo, Rotschreck, The Rotted, Rotting Christ, The Rude Mechanicals, Running Wild, Sabbat (Japan), Sabbat (UK), Saint Vitus, Samael, Sanctuary, Satyricon, Savatage, Saxon, Scarabaeus, Scary Bitches, The Scorpions, Screamin' Daemon, Sentenced, Sepultura, Seraph Sin, Sermon Of Hypocrisy, Seven Ends, Shining, Sigh, Sight of Emptiness, Silverburn, The Sisters of Mercy, Six Feet Under, The Sixpounder, Skeletonwitch, Skelliga, Skyclad, Slavestate, Slayer, Slay That Dog, Sodom, Soilwork, Solace Denied, Solstafir, Solstice, Sometime Never, Son Of Nothing, Sons Of Merrick, Sorrow, Soundisciples, Soulfly, Soulfracture, Spares, Stamping Ground, Straight Razor Angels, Strapping Young Lad, Stratovarius, Stuck Mojo, Suffocation, Supergrass, Supreme Lord, Surge, Susperia, Swans, Swarf, Sweet Savage, Tangaroa, Tarot, Ted Maul, Thine, 1349, Thus Defiled, Testament, Therapy?, Therion, 3 Inches Of Blood, Throat, Thyrfing, Tiamat, Torqamada, The Devil Townsend Project, Toxic Federation, Trailing Cable, Trencher, Trip Hazard, Triptykon, Tristania, Trollman Av Illtoppberg, Trouble, Twilight's Embrace, Twisted Sister, Twisted Tower Dire, Type O Negative, UFO, Ufomammut, Unearth, Unleashed, Unsilence, U2, Vader, Vae Solis, Vallenfyre, Vatican City Rebels, Vektor, Venetian Snares, Venom, Venom Prison, Viagara Falls, Victory, Viking Skull, Vintersorg, Voice of the Soul, Voices, Voivod, Vreid, Warhammer, Warlock, Warlord UK, Warning, WASP, Watain, Whitesnake, Wild Trash, Windrider, Winterfylleth, Witchsorrow, Within Temptation, Wolfthorn, The Wounded Kings, Xentrix, Xerath, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, Zyklon

There are probably quite a lot more, but I'm going for lunch. I really should keep a better record of gigs I go to...

Edit: I should point out that I've seen several of these a number of times, particularly local boys like Humanity, Gore, AR, Rome Burns etc., as well as Motorhead, who I try and see once a year if possible.

Current Mood: rubbish
Current Music: Radiohead, Kid A

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keirf From: keirf Date: April 13th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha! You've seen Lordi!
blackmetalbaz From: blackmetalbaz Date: April 13th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
They were unimaginably terrible, so I went back to my tent and drank some beer instead.
feanelwa From: feanelwa Date: April 13th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. That's got to be a list to rival sound engineers'.

I was just thinking about you this morning as a tangent to something else. What is Baz short for?
blackmetalbaz From: blackmetalbaz Date: April 14th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Barry. Or Balthazar. One or the other.
blackmetalbaz From: blackmetalbaz Date: April 19th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why were you wondering by the way?
feanelwa From: feanelwa Date: April 19th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was trying to figure out what the most common Camgoth name was now two of the Grahams have gone. I got distracted by other things before I found it out though.
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blackmetalbaz From: blackmetalbaz Date: April 14th, 2005 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I know the feeling. I was looking back at some old festival line-ups, and kept thinking 'Have I seen them?'. Then there's all the little gigs in Cambridge and Yorkshire comprised of mainly demo bands whose names I'll never remember...
ironlord From: ironlord Date: April 14th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I could do this as a bar chart. It's be interesting to see which band I've seen most. It's probably Humanity, actually...

I have a just-about-comprehensive gig record with gaps only for bands that were (a) unpublicised *and* so shit I didn't bother to remember the name or (b) whoever that was supporting Nile & Behemoth at the LA2 a few years ago. Which may or may not have been Akercocke, who I'd seen before, so they're definitely included.

I *haven't* seen Lordi, though I was at thw last Wacken they played.
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