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PAGANFEST USA 2014: MY IDEAL LINE-UP

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PAGANFEST USA 2014: MY IDEAL LINE-UP

As you folkheads know, the Paganfest USA promoters have delayed the announcement of the 2014 line-up — again — much to everyone’s chagrin. Since they’re taking their sweet time (they just posted on their Facebook page that announcements will be made tomorrow at noon EST), I figure they’re probably still open to suggestions. In no particular order, here are mine:

Týr

týr

Yes I know they’ve played Paganfest before — yes I know they’ll be probably busy with their own tour when Paganfest rolls around. I’m biased, leave me alone.

Einherjer

einherjer

Every time Einherjer gets close to the United States, something seems to go wrong. They canceled on Heathen Crusade last year, as well as SXSW. Wouldn’t it be great if they could get everything together and headline Paganfest? Maybe the visa gods will smile upon them this time.

Lovijatar

lovijatar

They’re new and perhaps unproven, but I’d love to see an up and coming band support Paganfest this year, especially one that American fans generally haven’t been exposed to yet. We clearly don’t have any aversion to Finnish folk metal judging by how Korpiklaani never seem to leave us alone.

Тролль Гнёт Ель

trollbendsfir

Arkona is not the only folk metal band from Russia that ever existed, people! We need a little Тролль Гнёт Ель (otherwise known as “Troll Bends Fir”) in our lives! You can link arms and dance around in circles to their stuff, you can drink to their stuff — what’s not to like?

Equilibrium

equilibrium

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. American audiences have been clamoring for Equilibrium since I was but a wee lass. Even if most of us hadn’t already heard of and fallen in love with them, Equilibrium has a jovial style that would definitely go over well with Paganfesters.

What would your ideal lineup be for Paganfest USA 2014? You’ve got about 19 hours left to place your bets!