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A Dozen Furies

From: Dallas, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest A Dozen Furies News

Below is our complete A Dozen Furies news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Jacknife Announces Dallas Gig

Jacknife singer, Joe Ortiz, has checked in with the following update:

"Whats up metal heads!! We have been out of the loop for a bit, but now we are back and ready to fuckin JAM!! Mike Miller formerly of A Dozen Furies is now pulling drumming duties and we are fuckin stoked to have him. We have begun writing new songs for our next album 'METAL FACE.' We will be playing our first show in 6 mnths on May 1st @ the Skillman St. Pub in Dallas with Five Empty Chambers, Embrace The Embers, Fist Full Of War & Sky Cries Genocide."

"Come close the bar with us, we will be playing some tunes from every one of our albums!! We may even debut some new shit!!"

"See you there."

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Jacknife Announces New Drummer

Dallas-based Jacknife has announced the addition their new drummer, Mike Miller. Vocalist Joe Ortiz comments:

"What's up Metal Hedz!! We haven't been out and about lately so let me fill you in on what's goin on in the Jacknife camp. Josh(Rabbit) has left the band to dedicate his time to his new family in the making. We are happy for him and wish him the best, he is our brother and we support him 100% in his decision. Mike Miller, formerly of A Dozen Furies, is taking over drumming duties. We are stoked to have him and have started working on our next album. Our first show with Mike is scheduled to be @ Skillman St. Pub on May 1st. We will have some new songs and plan on being in the studio by summer time. We will keep everyone updated on how things are developing. See ya soon."

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A Dozen Furies Call It Quits

Texas metal/rock band A Dozen Furies have announced their break-up. Winner of MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" two years ago, the group released an album with Sanctuary Records in 2005. The following statement has been issued:

"There really is no point in drawing this out longer than it needs to be, so I'll try and be quick and to the point. After two amazing short years, A Dozen Furies has called it a day. We could go on and on about all of the reasons why, but when it comes down to it, it's because we've grown apart. I guess a lot of the 'wrong' things fell into place at the 'right' time. I'm sure some might think we were a flash in the pan and now that our 15 seconds is over, we are quitting. Well, most of us have been doing this for close to 10 years and it's just time for some of us to move on. With that said, we would like to express our more sincere thanks to everyone who was with us at any point along the way. All of the fans we've made, friends we've met, bands we toured with, and industry people we've befriended amongst our travels, we'd like to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. All of you have helped us achieve in just 2 years something that most bands never get to experience in their entire careers. This will be something that none of us will ever forget, and we hope most of you who did run across our path won't forget as well.

Who knows what will happen with us after the split. Some of us will continue pursuing music, some will move on with the rest of our lives... To end it off, we are holding a farewell show at The Ridglea Metal & Hardcore Fest on Saturday, May 6th at The Ridglea Theatre in Ft. Worth, Texas. There are 3,000 bands playing, only the best of the best of course, so this will be a show you shant miss."

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Throwdown Announce Headlining Tour

Orange County, CA-based band THROWDOWN have justed wrapped up a U.K. tour with ARCH ENEMY. "U.K. fans are just as loyal as they are open to new music," commented singer Dave Peters. "We had dudes in TESTAMENT and THE HAUNTED shirts praising us after our set which was even cooler than it was strange." Their major touring plans for the start of 2006 include a headlining tour with support from THE RED CHORD, STILL REMAINS and A DOZEN FURIES, to be followed by a co-headlining tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

Speaking on the tours for the upcoming year, Peters proclaims, "I think it will be successful on a lotta levels and a pairing of four diverse bands with different qualities to offer."

Here are the THROWDOWN tour dates: More...

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A Dozen Furies To Open For Some Jagermeister Shows

A Dozen Furies have lined up some dates with Disturbed for the years end, here's the schedule:
December 16th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
December 17th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
December 19th Washington, DC - 930 Club
December 20th Washington, DC - 930 Club
December 22nd Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live

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Watch A Dozen Furies' 'The Cycle' Video Online

A Dozen Furies are out with the video to their new single 'The Cycle', from the album 'A Concept From Fire'. You can watch it online at their official website, ADozenFuries.com.

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Devildriver Will Be Direct Support For Gwar

DEVILDRIVER will be direct support to GWAR on their upcoming North American tour that will also feature A DOZEN FURIES and MENSREA. Beginning on October 7 in Sayreville, NJ and running through November 11 in Seattle, WA, the tour will traverse the United States playing storied venues, including the Palladium in Worcester, MA, the House of Blues in Chicago and Harpo's in Detroit.

"Being on the road is where we like to be," says lead singer Dez Fafara. "Out there, meeting our fans and playing the heaviest music we can is our idea of a good time, and that we get to do this with one of our favorite bands in GWAR is just plain awesome."

DEVILDRIVER is touring in support of their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseeker's chart. The band will ramp up for the tour with four warm-up shows from September 25 – October 5. The band most recently toured the states as part of the inaugural Sound of the Underground tour with CLUTCH, LAMB OF GOD and labelmates CHIMAIRA and OPETH. Says Fafara, "Sounds was a summer-long barbecue. The bands were fun and the fans were great."

Released on June 28, "The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand" debuted at No. 117 on Billboard's Top 200 album charts and No. 17 on the Top Hard Rock chart. Additionally the album soared to No. 1 on the Metal/College Radio and Specialty charts while the video for "Hold Back the Day" continues to receive repeated spins on MTV2 and Fuse.

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More Shows Added To The Gwar Devildriver Tour

More shows have been added to the upcoming GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, A DOZEN FURIES and MENSREA tour of the U.S. and Canada. Dates are as follows:
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First Dates For Gwar, Devildriver Fall US Tour

A few tour dates for this Fall's US tour comprised of GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, A DOZEN FURIES, and MENSREA, have leaked out:

October 7 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 21 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 29 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's

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Ozzfest Report from July 24 in Bristow, VA

I attended Ozzfest 2005 on Sunday, July 24 in Bristow, Virginia’s Nissan Pavilion (my report is running late, as I’ve found myself overcommitted lately). This fest was the tenth annual Ozzfest, and not to be outdone by last year’s excellent lineup, this year they sported an equally as good lineup spanning more genres of metal than before. This year’s lineup also contained numerous headliner-quality bands on both stages including, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, and of course Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.

Had I known that both people I was supposed to go with would bail out, I would have lined up a photo pass for the whole show to give me something more to do. As it turned out, I pretty much just enjoyed the show and met up with As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis for an interview that we missed in Philadelphia, PA.

While this year’s lineup sported mostly bands I knew and had heard, most I was only vaguely familiar with, so pardon the lack of specific details such as song names, etc. in many cases. More...

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A Dozen Furies Get Darren Doane For New Video

A Dozen Furies have locked in director Darren Doane (Every Time I Die, Darkest Hour) to film the video for their track "The Cycle" in the Californian desert on August 21st. Doane recently spoke on the treatment for the video, saying:

"This will be by far the most dangerous video i have ever shot. Maybe that anyone has shot. A Dozen Furies is willing to risk it all for the sake of a video that will look like no other."
A Dozen Furies will release their Sanctuary debut, "A Concept From Fire", on September 13th

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A Dozen Furies Are Top Selling Band On 2nd Stage

Dallas, Texas based A DOZEN FURIES, winners of the 'Battle for Ozzfest' are leading the charge on the 2nd Stage, and currently rank as the highest selling band of any of 2005's 2nd Stage acts at OZZFEST 2005's FYE tent.

The band is currently touring in support of their major label debut, "A Concept of Fire", due out on September 13th through Sanctuary Records. Produced by D. Braxton Henry, as previously reported, tracklisting for the release is as follows:

1. The Burden
2. Awake And Lifeless
3. The Everlasting Grudge
4. Push Away
5. A Concept From Fire
6. Idea And Some Rope
7. Lost In A Fantasy
8. Into Another Life
9. The Cycle
10. Nightmare Of A Martyr
11. 138
12. Ill Will

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Mastodon, A Dozen Furies, IDT On Rockline

MASTODON, A DOZEN FURIES and IT DIES TODAY will be the featured guests on the special "Ozzfest Second Stage" edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, August 8. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

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A Dozen Furies New Album Pushed Back Again

A DOZEN FURIES will release "A Concept From Fire", their Sanctuary Records debut on September 13th. After numerous delays, this is hoped to be the last setback the 'Battle for Ozzfest' winners will have to face. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Burden
2. Awake And Lifeless
3. The Everlasting Grudge
4. Push Away
5. A Concept From Fire
6. Idea And Some Rope
7. Lost In A Fantasy
8. Into Another Life
9. The Cycle
10. Nightmare Of A Martyr
11. 138
12. Ill Will

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Set Times For First 2 Ozzfest 2005 Dates Revealed

The set times for the first two Ozzfest dates have been officially released. They are as follows:

July 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts:

Second Stage:

WICKED WISDOM - 9:10-9:30am
GIZMACHI - 9:35-9:55am
SOILWORK - 10:00-10:20am
IT DIES TODAY - 10:25-10:45am
ARCH ENEMY - 10:50-11:10am
TRIVIUM - 11:15-11:35am
THE BLACK DALIA MURDER - 11:40am-12:00pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 12:05-12:35pm
MASTODON - 12:40-1:10pm
THE HAUNTED - 1:15-1:35pm
BURY YOUR DEAD - 1:40-2:00pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:05-2:35pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:40-3:20pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:35-4:35pm

Main Stage:

IN FLAMES - 4:35-4:55pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05-5:45pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55-6:35pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45-7:35pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:00-9:10pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30-11:00pm

July 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center:

Second Stage:

BURY YOUR DEAD - 9:20am
WICKED WISDOM - 9:45am
GIZMACHI - 10:10am
SOILWORK - 10:35am
IT DIES TODAY - 11:00am
ARCH ENEMY - 11:25am
TRIVIUM - 11:50am
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - 12:15pm
THE HAUNTED - 12:40pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 1:05pm
MASTODON - 1:40pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:15pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:50pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:45pm

Main Stage:

IN FLAMES - 4:35pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:05pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30pm

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Ozzfest 2005 Summer Sampler Track Listing Revealed

The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.

Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:

OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – "A Vulger Picture"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"

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Second Annual Aggressive Metal Fest Details

The 2nd Annual Aggressive Music Festival will take place July 16 in Glen Falls NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center (doors open at 3pm). This is just one day after the opening Ozzfest show in Mansfield, MA, and an off-date for Ozzfest, so there are a lot of good Ozzfest bands playing. Bands so far include:

Mudvayne
Hatebreed
Killswitch Engage
Shadow's Fall
In Flames
As I Lay Dying
Soilwork
Trivium
A Dozen Furies

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:

Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:

July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :

July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall

In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA

Rob Zombie with Mastodon:

August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Iron Maiden with Mastodon:

July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.

GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.

The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).

Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...

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Curse Your Name Revamp Linup For Tour

MTV's reality show Battle For Ozzfest runner's up CURSE YOUR NAME (formerly CYNDER) have re-enlisted founding member JJ Moore on lead guitar, and brought former HEARTSCARVED drummer Mike Lawrence on board as their keyboardist and backing vox. CYN embarks on the nationwide 29-day Battle For Ozzfest Tour 2005, beginning on Saturday, March 26, at Avalon in Los Angeles, and ending in Richmond, VA on April 23.

The Battle For Ozzfest Tour featuring A DOZEN FURIES, Curse Your Name and MANNTIS will play the following tour dates: More...

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