I registered and I am starting this tread out of sheer anger and frustration. Wacken is a wonderful festival and I have visited it many times. But I always wonder; Were the HELL are the prog-metal and tech-metal bands? Look at this list of great 2006 releases and ask yourself, why were some of these bands not booked for Wacken 2007? A.C.T - Silence Adagio - Dominate Andromeda - Chimera Beyond Twilight - For The Love Of Art And The Making Cloudscape - Crimson Skies * Degree Absolute - Degree Absolute Derek Sherinian - Blood Of The Snake * Martyr - Feeding The Abscess * Meyvn - Splintered Skies * MindFlow - Mind Over Body Outworld - Outworld * Prototype - Continuum Prymary - The Tragedy Of Innocence Pyramaze - Legend Of The Bone Carver Section A - Parallel Lives Seventh Wonder - Waiting In The Wings * Sphere Of Souls - From The Ashes * Spheric Universe Experience - Mental Torment * Stride - Imagine Time Requiem - Optical Illusion Twisted Into Form - Then Comes Affliction To Awaken The Dreamer * Vanden Plas - Christ.0 * Wolverine - Still Zero Hour - Specs Of Pictures Burnt Beyond * The ones I marked with a * would do very well at Wacken! ------------------------------------- O and for 2007 the new Symphony X album is planned. Hey Wacken people ever heard of Symphony X?? Some of these bands are German! Do they not get noticed by the Wacken organization? Hell, I am 48 myself! Yes you heard that right! 48! But I do think it time the Wacken organization stops booking 80s reunion bands and must start to look around at what good bands there are in THIS time. Its 2007! NOT 1988! Wake up and smell the coffee!