Some people don’t think Christmas is very metal. Those people are clearly wrong – though not as ‘wrong’ as that picture of Twisted Sister celebrating up there – as Christmas is not only awesome, but can also be pretty damn metal when it wants to be. The guys pulling the strings of Wacken agree with us.
With Advent starting today (yes, it’s now acceptable for Christmas to be discussed without it being ‘too early’), Wacken have decided to announce some of the bands playing next year’s Wacken Open Air via the medium of an advent calendar. Not only that, but they’re also running a competition every day of which the answer will be the next band they announce. Sounds a bit tames? It’s a lot less so once you realise that each competition also offers the chance to win guitars, tickets, drum kits, plane tickets, and all manner of desirable stuff. See? Christmas is Metal.
Oh, and how’s this for another early Christmas present – Godflesh officially announced they were reforming yesterday, provisionally just to play another European festival: Hellfest in France next June. Apparently it’s their “only show in Europe”, but we’re kinda hoping that this “only show in Europe” is the same as Faith No More’s “only festival appearance” at Download this year, i.e., a load of old balls. Bloodstock Open Air 2010 – how about it, Justin?