#1
Hi,

All eyes and ears will be on Dallas, Texas Saturday, August 9. No conspiracy theory here--just the facts.

OZZFEST--the original and iconic hard rock festival--returns in 2008 as a one-day stadium spectacular that teams OZZFEST founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne (in his only U.S. concert appearance this summer) with Metallica (marking their OZZFEST debut).

Produced by Sharon Osbourne and AEG LIVE, the all-day festival at Pizza Hut Park in hard music-loving Dallas will feature three stages of non-stop talent (with many OZZFEST alumni) and reliably twisted OZZFEST side attractions.

The full main stage lineup will also spotlight performances by Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Hellyeah, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and In This Moment. Also scheduled on the main stage is a special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts include Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goat*****. The Texas (third) stage—“an homage to the “many great metal bands that come from Texas,” says Sharon Osbourne--features The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis.

“Ozzy just finished an 11-month world tour so I think he deserves a summer off,” Sharon says about this year’s one-day OZZFEST. “We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now--we have gone past doing the sheds every summer. We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving OZZFEST. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for OZZFEST.”

This year’s dynamic line-up encompasses artists who’ve played OZZFEST before in different incarnations such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down); Jonathan Davis (Korn); Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul (Pantera) and Chad Gray (Mudvayne); Kingdom of Sorrow’s Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kirk Windstein (Down); and Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura) of Cavalara Conspiracy. Other OZZFEST graduates include Shadows Fall, Sevendust, Devildriver, Drowning Pool and In This Moment.

“Ozzy has great relationships with all of the bands that have played OZZFEST,” says Sharon. “We’re the only real festival for harder edge bands and these artists have been very loyal to us--there is lots of love on this line-up.”

Tickets for this year’s OZZFEST will go on sale Saturday, May 31. For up-to-the-minute details go to www.Ozzfest.com.
Massacre Deicide
#2
Okay, they've got The Sword and Max Cavalera.

Otherwise, as I'd predicted, it's a total bore-fest.
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#5
eh, the only band i enjoy is the sword. and i don't care for them enough to see tem in concert.
#6
Quote by clearchaos
eh, the only band i enjoy is the sword. and i don't care for them enough to see tem in concert.



They kick ass live though.
#7
Can't wait to see how the idiots react to Witchcraft. That's seriously horrible booking, although I am glad to see them mainstream attention.
Maybe U2 wouldn't suck so hard if they stopped preaching and started rocking instead. Of course, that's difficult to do with Pantera holding a near monopoly on all things that rock.
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#8
eugh, I can sort of understand why they only want to do one show, but why the hell did it have to be in fucking Texas?

Also yeah that lineup looks kind of lame.
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#9
They're playing one show most likely because a full tour isn't profitable for them anymore. They're not the only metal festival touring the States anymore. These days it seems like every band is having some kind of touring package.
Maybe U2 wouldn't suck so hard if they stopped preaching and started rocking instead. Of course, that's difficult to do with Pantera holding a near monopoly on all things that rock.
-Maddox.
#16
Quote by rwalby9
They had a better lineup when the tour was free..


You can tell what bands are in it for money, and which are in it for the love of music.
#18
i just noticed this part:

Quote by MassacreDeicide
the all-day festival at Pizza Hut Park

#19
The only band I would really want to see is Metallica. There are some other good bands, but a lot that really suck.

Edit: And to clearchaos, how is that funny? That's what the place is called. It's not like it's a park full of pizza.
#20
Bands worth seeing IMO (apart from headlining Ozzy and Metallica):
Serj Tankian
Apocalyptica
In This Moment (iffy about this one, I've heard mixed things about their live shows) special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. (curious about this)
Soilent Green
Witchcraft
Goatwh0re
The Sword

That is all.
#22
Quote by IronMaiden5
Edit: And to clearchaos, how is that funny? That's what the place is called. It's not like it's a park full of pizza.

but that's exactly what i was imagining!


#24
Quote by clearchaos
but that's exactly what i was imagining!



I guess it's somewhat funny.