Yeah I'm totally not as clued up as who's touring or preparing what, I could only name the last album by half of those bands. And now I think about it, the Architects lads were on about going on a break soon too. But yeah I guess sometimes you get surprised by who is and isn't touring.
Forgot Ghost would probably be due another album; Meliora doesn't seem long ago at all. But idk, Mastodon are still in 4th position and as far as heavy metal goes I feel like they're one of the best known modern outfits.
Yeah YMAS said something about it being stadiums for them next and that they're waking up telling themselves they're gonna play MK Bowl and the Emirates. I'd assume at some point over the next few months it'd dawn on them that it's something that's never going to happen and they should grab on to major fest slots so to not fall off the face of the Earth like Bullet did.
Twenty One Pilots would probably sell tickets to anywhere - going off R+L last year it's not like their fans seem to care who else is on the bill. It strikes me as a passable sub booking that FR could do with much moreso at Download than at Reading, and I imagine it'd fit into their other touring plans a lot better too if they do all the big European events.