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Metalwrath
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:54 am Reply with quote
Joined: 23 Nov 2008 Posts: 1763 Location: Greystones
Seriously if anybody wants a good laugh you should go look at the festivals facebook page.
Some of the shit being said by the Manowar fans is unreal Laughing

http://www.facebook.com/ForcesOfMetal?sk=wall
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Metalwrath
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:53 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 23 Nov 2008 Posts: 1763 Location: Greystones
Official statement from the Forces of metal festival organisers

Finally we are able to answer your mails back.
We will respond on your first email, dated on the 3rd of january 2012.

We have seen the posts many Manowar fans have posted on Forces of Metal facebook. Some of them cannot be tolerated!
Ofcourse all in reaction of the statement that Manowar has given on the 15th of december 2011.
Especially where they stated to contact us for a full refund!

We, as legal advisors of the organisation, can tell you that when Manowar posted this statement, that it came out of no where.
Without any notification prior to this statement from their part
(management) Forces of Metal festival were not notified that this would happen.

It is true that Manowar and the organisation had some difficulties, but that should not have been a reason to not perform. That could have been prevented.
Forces of metal Entertainment didnt know how to respond to this situation at first, cause it was simply overwelming and surprising to them.

We also adviced them to see if there was still a solution possible, but Mr. Joey deMaio (who claims not to be the head of the management) didnt want to make a solution anymore.

The difficulties that Forces of Metal had with them was that Forces of Metal stood up for themselves when financially everything went higher then originally was agreed on. Manowar wanted to record a DVD like Earthshaker, but the organisation had to pay for the production!

The organisation wanted even to forfill even those extra costs but all we asked was some extra time to do as Manowar wanted and wished for.
They still had so many months left....
Time was not given to them. Instead of that they was given the boot.
Forces of Metal allready had payed a part for Manowar.

So for them to say, to get a full refund is not fair since they have taken a big part of the costs allready. They should have informed us prior to all of this, so that the money that should have went to the ticketbuyers....shouldnt had gone to Manowar.
It was Manowar who cancelled on their own, not Forces of Metal!

We are now a month further and still we are in the negative news.
Also because Manowar's Mr. Joey deMaio has written all managements of the bands on our bill to not play at our festival. Why would a band go that far when all Forces of Metal organisation did was to find a solution??

They are besides an organisation also musiclovers and they go themselves also to festivals, so they understand that fans are pissed.
(A story has always 2 sides)
As we said before...we are now a month further and trying to pick up the pieces.
We have read into the contract and to the terms and conditions.

You allready have seen our terms and conditions and you know what they mean, but Forces of Metal organisation are working on a solution when it comes to a perhaps refund. The reason why we are working on that now is that we have tried for 3 weeks to come to a solution with the management of Manowar.
This failed! Manowar wont perform.

Manowar fans have to give us the time to see what we can do, cause we also believe that whatever they come up with as a solution will never be good enough.
Manowar fans must understand the contractwise they are not obligated to do so, since Manowar cancelled on their own their performance!
We and the organisation have to look into this matter first legaly since our terms and conditations states clearly we are not obligated to do so when a band pulls themself back!

This takes time but we are working on it.
We know that this is hard to believe but we do!
There are people in this organisation who wants this festival to succeed and make it an annual festival, a start like this is not good and therefor and only therefor we want to make a statement that Forces of Metal will go in the books as a fairplay festival for the Manowar fans.

We hope you understand this message and we will bring you news on this matter as soon as we know what our possibilities are.

With deepest respect,


Forces of Metal Entertainment
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Dark Stranger
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:01 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 06 Jun 2005 Posts: 14962 Location: Holding a fiery stride
Unreal.
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Metalwrath
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:59 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 23 Nov 2008 Posts: 1763 Location: Greystones
HA!
After Manowar just got trolled by Ross the Boss Laughing

ForcesOfMetal
Ross The Boss

Metal veteran Ross The Boss has expressed his wishes to celebrate what is both a personal and heavy metal milestone: The 30th anniversary of Battle Hymns. He will do so by performing the entire opus live at Forces Of Metal.

Ross The Boss and his band will also perform songs from both of their hit albums, New Metal Leader and the recent Hailstorm as well as Manowar favorites. During the coming weeks, Ross will announce the special guests who will be joining him and his band mates on stage.
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Dark Stranger
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:55 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 06 Jun 2005 Posts: 14962 Location: Holding a fiery stride
Laughing There are not enough words to express how funny I find that. Good man Ross.
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Pauricgallagher
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:03 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Nov 2007 Posts: 5137 Location: Not drinking in the Woolpack, cause that's in Emmerdale.
Looks like this has been cancelled.
From their facebook:

Quote:
It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Forces Of Metal 2012 will not take place.

We've tried; tried hard, but to no avail.

Certain events, starting in December 2011, have caused a downward spiral from which we could not recover.

We've considered alternatives. None of which seemed to do any justice to our initial plans or to your expectations.

We are proud, though. Proud of the bands we've booked and the effort they have put into our festival. Proud of all the people who believed in our cause and shared our dreams. Very proud, indeed, of those who purchased tickets, even when things went pear shaped.
Additionally, we understand that some of you had questions and critique when pivotal acts cancelled. We thank you all, most sincerely.

Is this the end? Will there be a Forces Of Metal 2013?
Really, we don't know. It's too early to tell.
The dream hasn't died, though!

By now we have informed all ticket holders and other involved parties.

Those of you who have questions are welcome to visit our website or contact us directly via
info@forcesofmetal.com.

A battle is lost, the war continues!

Yours sincerely,
Forces Of Metal
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dawals
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:05 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 28 Jul 2006 Posts: 5199 Location: Dublin
I am proud of them and proud of those who bought tickets. I hope they get a refund.
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