Probably going there on June 30th, which is Sunday, the last day of the festival. List is good bands I would be interested in but won't get to see since they play on either Friday or Saturday, plus bands I'm hoping to actually see on Sunday.
Victims of Deception
Friday - Heathen are one of the classic (non-Big Four) thrash acts that will be making an appearance. Victims of Deception is prob the best thrash album ever; Evolution of Chaos rules (to a lesser extent) as well.
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
No idea how good they'd be live, their newer material is solid but obviously nothing beats The Keepers.
Another classic German group - not the biggest Kreator fan but would have been taken into consideration.
Dead End Kings
Only heard three of their albums so far; enjoyed those very much although they don't strike as much as a chord with me as they seem to do with others.
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
Their newest album is among my favourite (metal) albums from this year so far and actually the only Rotting Christ I've heard yet; as such, I've been meaning to check out some of their other material.
Wheels of Steel
Saturday - Classic NWOBHM band for those who don't know (shame on you). Typically solid, mostly consistent output. Supposed to be fun live.
The Years of Decay
Would've really liked to see Overkill. They've been unable to put out anything that can truly be called bad, and their last two releases are as strong as can possibly be expected from an aging thrash band (even though Ironbound gets more credit than it deserves). Regularly return to their first five records; The Years of Decay is one of my absolute favourites where thrash is concerned.
The Number of the Beast
Sunday - Iron Maiden are the band that got me into metal, plain and simple. Saw them two years ago when they were touring for The Final Frontier but, to no lack of effort and energy on their part, the whole atmosphere wasn't really too good; I'm positive it will be different here. And oh yes, Hallowed Be Thy Name is still the greatest metal song ever made.
The New Order
I may not get Overkill, but I do get Testament, whose catalogue is similar in the regard that they continued to put out solid records even after their heyday. Love me some of this thrash, and with their newest two albums being very strong as well, this is something I'm looking forward to.
The Jester Race
I strongly favour their older material, of which there shall no doubt be too small a portion, but they should be very much worth seeing.
It's metal all around for this festival, and so I didn't expect to see Clutch among the listed names. Blast Tyrant rawks so much, and Earth Rocker was excellent, which makes me curious about their show.
The Sabbath influence is clear enough, but that doesn't mean they don't use it well.