Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Grapist
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:50 pm
Posts: 109
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:55 am 
 

Although I've been able to see a lot of concerts, I still feel overwhelmed by all the good concerts I have to miss. I don't really allow myself other expenses, and plan months ahead. So, is there a concert that pains you to have missed? I myself have managed to miss Ministry, Overkill, Vader, Triptykon, the Melvins, Devourment, Gwar, Ghoul, D.R.I., Napalm Death, Swans, Primus, Obituary, Blue Oyster Cult, Fleet Foxes, Shpongle and others that I'm constantly reminded of thanks to my friends (there're certain drawbacks to befriending promoters from the other side of the globe.

What say you? What concert practically killed you to not see, if any?

EDIT: By allow myself other expenses, I meant besides bills, of course.
_________________
"TOO SMOOTH, HE SAYS!" Colin Jones

Top
 Profile  
Matt_B
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:50 pm
Posts: 64
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:15 am 
 

I've missed loads of great bands that played my city that I now regret not going to for one reason or another. Amon Amarth,Necrophagist,Celtic Frost,Kreator,Decapitated (Original line up), Rotting Christ...

Top
 Profile  
Calusari
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:36 am
Posts: 792
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:50 am 
 

I tend to have terrible timing when developing an interest in an unfamiliar band; there've been so many times where I get really into a band only to find out that they'd toured a few months before and would probably take years to come around again (since I'm at the back-end of the world right now). Happened most recently with an Origin/Decapitated tour, Nile, Portal, Absu and Morbid Angel. Non-metal wise, I've missed QOTSA, Jane's Addiction, Rammstein and The Sisters of Mercy, mainly because none of my friends were willing to go to a non-metal gig. On the bright side, I finally saw Meshuggah about a month ago, after missing them three times beforehand; each time I had tickets, each time something happened to stop me from going. Here's hoping I get to see the others I want to see one day.

Top
 Profile  
Pottseh
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:20 am
Posts: 56
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:22 am 
 

I missed Celtic Frost right before they disbanded. :|
_________________
Yeah man.

Top
 Profile  
Napero
GedankenPanzer

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:16 pm
Posts: 8638
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:39 am 
 

Three painful ones: the second to the last Demilich gig, the reunion tour of Charged in Helsinki (my back was so painfully sore that I spent the evening in foetal position), and the last gig of Dio in Finland.

And that's pretty much it. There are others, particularly those that have taken place in Jalometalli 800 km away, that I'll need to see later, but I'm confident I'll get another chance: Agent Steel, Atheist, Artillery... ummm... this could be a long list. In any case, just the three above really hurt, because there will probably never be another chance to see them live.
_________________
Chest wounds suck (when properly inflicted).
-Butch-

Top
 Profile  
Ancient_Sorrow
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:10 pm
Posts: 2336
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:43 am 
 

Quote:
I missed Celtic Frost right before they disbanded.


I've got a friend who did that.

I "missed" Altar of Plagues; I turned up earlier than the venue opened, and because I was hanging around in the bar, they asked for ID. At the time I was underage. Ironically, if I'd turned up late, I would probably have gotten in no problem. I really hope they come round again.

Wodensthrone were going to open for them too, but "fortunately" cancelled beforehand, so atleast when I couldn't get in, my life wasn't over.

Top
 Profile  
MattDoom
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:13 am
Posts: 479
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:13 am 
 

I've missed so many due to unfortunately being born in 1991 and not 1968. Or 1950. And being born in Australia.

Top
 Profile  
vengefulgoat
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 am
Posts: 978
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:19 am 
 

Well, of recent which I wanted to go were Astral Doors, Tank w/ Mech but I didn't really have money and they're likely to play here again.

I think the biggest regret is Therion's 2007 show in Warsaw which was later on live DVD. That was Therion's best lineup, setlist and performance ever.
Slough Feg last holidays, I basically discovered them few days after the show...
Ozzy Osbourne last holiday too, friends were there and had lots of fun.
Venom like 2 years ago, I don't know if that counts cause the show was cancelled.

Top
 Profile  
maggotcrusher666
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:56 pm
Posts: 64
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:38 am 
 

Pottseh wrote:
I missed Celtic Frost right before they disbanded. :|


This. The other big one was missing the first heathen crusade festival. Also missed Bludwulf a few years ago and they haven't been back since.

Top
 Profile  
_MFMGW_
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 am
Posts: 430
Location: A pub somewhere in Lancashire, UK
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:48 am 
 

I've missed tons.
Most painful? Heaven & Hell.

Top
 Profile  
~Guest 285672
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:01 am
Posts: 498
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:00 am 
 

I missed Anal Cunt the night before Seth died. :(

Top
 Profile  
thrashinbatman
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 1011
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:12 am 
 

I've missed Anthrax the past three times they've played in my town the past year. Fourth time's the charm?

Top
 Profile  
tehfoks
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:40 am
Posts: 291
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:10 am 
 

I missed Kreator when they played in New York back in '10. Hopefully they will come back after the release of Phantom Antichrist, so no big deal. Also, I skipped Gamma Ray for no reason at all, and weeks later I was like, "why the fuck did I not go?". Other than that, I can say I'm quite satisfied. :) I've seen most of my favorites that have come to town. On the other hand, there are quite a few bands that I'd love to see, but I know i'll never get the chance.

EDIT: SAXON! Last year... Fuck I was pissed I missed that. I heard they put on an awesome show.
_________________
Painkiller1349 wrote:
You lose 20 kvlt points if you change your logo to something easier to read.

Smalley wrote:
If I wanted a better version of something, I certainly wouldn't want it to start smoking crack, it'd get all fucked up and gross.


Last edited by tehfoks on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
Kveldulfr
Veteran

Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Posts: 3698
Location: Nowhere
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:27 am 
 

Empyrium, Vintersorg in 2001, Arcturus in 2006, Emperor + Borknagar with Vortex 99. Arcturus are reunited and Vortex is back on Borknagar so chances are that I can still make it.
_________________
Forestfather Facebook - Folklore black metal.
Er Murazor Facebook - Melodic death/black metal
ÆRA bandcamp- Pagan black metal

Top
 Profile  
iriki
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:02 pm
Posts: 977
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:43 am 
 

_MFMGW_ wrote:
I've missed tons.
Most painful? Heaven & Hell.

I second this ):

Top
 Profile  
Garyuu
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:36 pm
Posts: 530
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:36 am 
 

I usually don't keep up with concerts, but I'm pissed that I missed Septic Flesh. I know that I missed Skeletonwitch multiple times, and I know that I will have to miss them when they are here next month. That means I will miss Nile too.

Top
 Profile  
Malexecration
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 5:53 pm
Posts: 61
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:09 pm 
 

I've missed a tons of concerts, but the one that really pissed me off was missing Bolt Thrower on Maryland :/
_________________
Infernal Conjuration
https://www.facebook.com/infernalconjuration/

Unblessed Domain
https://www.facebook.com/UnblessedDomain/

Omision
https://www.facebook.com/omision/

Top
 Profile  
The_Minstrel51
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:06 am
Posts: 734
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:18 pm 
 

Hmm... some of the major ones I've missed that come to mind are Heaven & Hell (which I've been kicking myself for ever since Dio passed), Nile + Skeletonwitch (due to lack of funds), Absu (illness), Cryptopsy + Origin (had surgery that day), Kreator, Suffocation, Napalm Death, Toxic Holocaust, and Iskra. The worst one was Impiety once played about an 8 hour drive away, but I couldn't afford bus fare and a hotel at the time. :(

I've seen Skeletonwitch and Suffocation multiple times, but I'm still disappointed I missed those particular shows as they are both always excellent live. I've also seen Kreator, Toxic Holocaust and Origin since the times I missed them.
_________________
ATWOTE

Top
 Profile  
garthmargengi
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 am
Posts: 482
Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:44 pm 
 

Heaven and Hell, GODFUCKINGDAMMIT
_________________
Hellige: black/doom metal

Top
 Profile  
Inkshooter
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:55 pm
Posts: 364
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:41 pm 
 

I miss more concerts than I see.
_________________
the smell of rain is so sweet

Top
 Profile  
Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 7947
Location: Lifeless shadows
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:34 pm 
 

Heaven & Hell :durr:. Also pre-Illud Morbid Angel.
_________________
"A glimpse of light is all that it takes to illuminate the darkness."
Guitarist/vocalist in Illusions Dead - death/black metal
Vocalist in Gloaming - vile, crawling death/doom metal

Top
 Profile  
csehszlovakze
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:40 am
Posts: 235
Location: Hungary
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:40 pm 
 

Saxon, Marduk (twice), Sear Bliss and many others.
_________________
halfformedfetus wrote:
due to bad spelling this thread has been locked

Links to my online presence

Top
 Profile  
Napero
GedankenPanzer

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:16 pm
Posts: 8638
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:04 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
Heaven & Hell :durr:. Also pre-Illud Morbid Angel.

Aww, man... I feel your pain. H&H was absolutely crushing at Sauna Open Air, and the difference between pre and post-Illud Tuska gigs is something I'll never learn to understand. It was a completely different band, IMO.
_________________
Chest wounds suck (when properly inflicted).
-Butch-

Top
 Profile  
Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 7947
Location: Lifeless shadows
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:19 pm 
 

Napero wrote:
Ilwhyan wrote:
Heaven & Hell :durr:. Also pre-Illud Morbid Angel.

Aww, man... I feel your pain. H&H was absolutely crushing at Sauna Open Air, and the difference between pre and post-Illud Tuska gigs is something I'll never learn to understand. It was a completely different band, IMO.

I don't know how much the band has changed - it probably has some - but my attitude towards MA has. It was the great unfaltering Morbid Angel, detached from time and space, descended on earth from the realm of Gods to spread the word of metal to the mortal kind. With Illud, some degree of apprehension has seeped into the way I regard the band.

With Heaven & Hell, I initially though I'd have plenty of time to see the band later. I guess I somehow thought everything always lasted forever.
_________________
"A glimpse of light is all that it takes to illuminate the darkness."
Guitarist/vocalist in Illusions Dead - death/black metal
Vocalist in Gloaming - vile, crawling death/doom metal

Top
 Profile  
Diamhea
Eats and Spits Corpses

Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:46 pm
Posts: 9275
Location: At the Heat of Winter
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:19 pm 
 

I missed Behemoth in their heydey a few years ago. I regret that the most.
_________________
nuclearskull wrote:
Leave a steaming, stinking Rotting Repulsive Rotting Corpse = LIVE YOUNG - DIE FREE and move on to the NEXT form of yourself....or just be a fat Wal-Mart Mcdonalds pc of shit what do I give a fuck what you do.

Last.fm

Top
 Profile  
RottingWays
Metalhead

Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 10:14 pm
Posts: 650
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:33 pm 
 

I missed Mayhem not too long ago. I was pretty pissed, the last time they came to Atlanta it got canceled.
_________________
I hope you drown in a sea of goat urine. - Goatfangs

Top
 Profile  
StellarGraves
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:16 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Israel
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:51 pm 
 

Napalm Death at Wacken 09'.. crap!

Top
 Profile  
Kveldulfr
Veteran

Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Posts: 3698
Location: Nowhere
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:52 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
I don't know how much the band has changed - it probably has some - but my attitude towards MA has. It was the great unfaltering Morbid Angel, detached from time and space, descended on earth from the realm of Gods to spread the word of metal to the mortal kind. With Illud, some degree of apprehension has seeped into the way I regard the band.



I've seen Morbid Angel with both Tucker and Vincent. Last year I saw them with Vincent again and let me tell you that the band it's fucking flawless. Vincent sounds MUCH better live than his dry performance on Illud, Trey played the solos well, Thor too - although his stage presence it's not as good as Rutan's - and Tim did a fine job replacing Pete - he plays the songs just like him.

MA also plays a lot from Altars and Covenant - then Blessed and Domination, doing just a couple of the death metal tracks off Illud. I strongly recommend you to attend a gig.
_________________
Forestfather Facebook - Folklore black metal.
Er Murazor Facebook - Melodic death/black metal
ÆRA bandcamp- Pagan black metal

Top
 Profile  
sabbathfan4993
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:51 am
Posts: 223
Location: Champaign, Illinois
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:33 pm 
 

I missed the last time Triptykon came around to Chicago because it was an 18+ concert and I was 17 at the time. I finally got around to seeing them at Hellfest last year and I'm not sure if I've ever seen a better live band. Definitely don't want to miss any opportunity to see them and they are taking their sweet time to come back to the states. On the Morbid Angel topic, they are still killer live. Just because a band starts to release shit doesn't mean they put on a shit live show. Hell, I don't care about anything Sepultura has put out in the past two decades but they still put on a good show.

Top
 Profile  
Metalfuckingrules
The Ralph Wiggum Monologue

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:25 pm
Posts: 380
Location: Buried somewhere....
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:41 pm 
 

I missed out on a massive of concerts, mainly because I don't have money to go to ANY concert :(.

But then again, I haven't been to one in my entire life :cry:.
_________________
My Blog!

Top
 Profile  
Metantoine
Big Beautiful Famgot

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Posts: 11764
Location: In the Rectory
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:58 pm 
 

My biggest regret is probably Cathedral at MDF last year, possibly their last show in North America. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
_________________
CHAIRTHROWER wrote:
Metantoine, what does "fam" stand for, "familiar"? Like a witch's familiar?!...Have you been playing d & D again?...

Metantoine's Magickal Realm
Halberd

Top
 Profile  
Oxenkiller
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am
Posts: 2347
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 pm 
 

The big problem with living here, is how many concerts will "Skip" my city for the dubious honor of playing for all three or four metal heads living in Salt Lake City. To be fair, Salt Lake City is a nice, wholesome, family friendly place- perfect for raising a large family and going to church, but it is about as culturally invigorating as army boot camp in North Dakota. You can't even buy beer at gigs there! (in fact, you can't buy beer at most places there.) So, I continually get frustrated by looking at a touring band's schedule and seeing the expected dates in places like Reno, Vegas, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle...then straight on through without stopping to Salt Lake City (Aaarrrrgh!) I guess I could make it an overnighter and drive the 7 hours to Portland, but that pretty much kills a whole weekend and it adds up because you gotta pay for a hotel.

So, I've missed a lot of shows because the bands will pass through town without stopping to play a gig. (and keep in mind, there are about half a million people in the greater Boise area, including a large number of disgruntled music fans.)

Top
 Profile  
HumanVulture
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 5:11 pm
Posts: 35
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:12 pm 
 

A few years ago, Sodom were supposed to play in the Minneapolis area. So, being a huge fan I bought a ticket to the show. Of course, Sodom wound up canceling. I was so disappointed and remember thinking "Who the fuck is this band that's going to replace them? - Hirax, never heard of them"

So I didn't bother showing up. Of course, every one who did go, and every single writeup stressed how awesome Hirax was.

Even now, I get this feeling when I think about it. :ah-ha:

Top
 Profile  
Liquid_Braino
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:25 am
Posts: 494
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:33 pm 
 

Didn't miss the whole concert itself, but when I went to the original Clash Of The Titans tour in 1991 I blew off opening act Alice In Chains to drink more beer in the parking lot because I wasn't familiar with them other than "Man in the Box" and thought they'd be just some quick flash in the pan. Oops.

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 10358
Location: Seattle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:37 pm 
 

Liquid_Braino wrote:
Didn't miss the whole concert itself, but when I went to the original Clash Of The Titans tour in 1991 I blew off opening act Alice In Chains to drink more beer in the parking lot because I wasn't familiar with them other than "Man in the Box" and thought they'd be just some quick flash in the pan. Oops.

Holy hell you fucked up. :lol:
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
volutetheswarth
Our Lady of Perpetual Butthurt

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:37 pm
Posts: 3489
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:13 pm 
 

Most recently I missed Hate Eternal when they toured with Nile, I really regret not going to this as I'll doubt they'll be touring Melbourne any time soon. I just couldn't stand Hate Eternal not being the headline act, I thought it was ridiculous. Now I'll take what ever I can get and see the bands I like no matter what.
I missed Carcass in 2008, I only found out about this recently. I wasn't really that into them at the time but for the price is was, $55, I would have gladly bought a ticket. I just had no idea they were touring that year, my head was obviously somewhere else or no one told me.
A few years earlier I missed Strapping Young Lad when the came to Melbourne in 2003. It was the last time they would ever be here. This, unlike the others, absolutely guts me to the point of tears as I know I'll never get to see them live. But at the time I was under 18 so I probably wouldn't have been able to get in even if I knew about it.
The first concert I missed out on was Fear Factory when they were touring around Digimortal. I have a feeling it wasn't all ages. My friend was nice enough to buy some merch for me though, so it wasn't a total loss. I know it's not a big deal now but they split up around that time and I thought I'd never get to see them.

Top
 Profile  
Thashierthanthou
Not Semi-Witty Enough for his Own Title

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:04 pm
Posts: 2294
Location: Mushroom Kingdom
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:14 pm 
 

Missed Deicide last night. Knew that they were coming for months, and just forgot about it when the night finally came.
_________________
Subrick wrote:
opet is tree metal! there early albums talk about trees!

They should have talked about why failsafeman sucks!

Top
 Profile  
EnemyofLight
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:12 pm
Posts: 1196
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:15 pm 
 

I've missed many bands for one reason or another. Iron Maiden(might see them this year), Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Nile, Decapitated, and most recently D.R.I., which I'm pretty upset about. There's many more. I've only been to 3 concerts as of right now.
_________________
My very unmetal last.fm

Top
 Profile  
BloodoftheKing
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:03 am
Posts: 31
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:52 am 
 

I missed out on Heaven and Hell on their last tour and contimplated suicide several times since.

Top
 Profile  
Erisgaroth
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:18 am
Posts: 1543
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:21 am 
 

I missed Morbid Angel, Queensryche, Therion, and my personal favorite, Dio, all of them in my city (though not at the same time) In the case of Morbid Angel and Queensryche i wasn't even aware of them playing in my city. Therion because i was young and don't want to go (the same case with Kansas, i really regret that) and Dio, well, i suffered a great disgrace the same day he was here, sadly, i was at the funeral instead of the concert.
And for Rock Concerts, Air Supply and Kansas. Damn, i really hate myself for being so stupid!

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dcrpt, Element_man and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

  Print view
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group