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Cynder Loses Bid On Ozzfest Tour

Triad metal band Cynder's bid for a coveted spot on the Ozzfest tour ended Monday night as MTV viewers voted Dallas' A Dozen Furies winner of the reality show "Battle for Ozzfest."

Cynder, which recently changed its name to CYN but is called Cynder on the show, was chosen out of hundreds to be one of eight bands on the show.

Asheboro's Ryan Camp, the singer, spent six weeks out on the road with Ozzfest as the royal couple of metal, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, whittled the field to two. The final cut -- and winner of the spot on Ozzfest, $60,000 and new band equipment -- was chosen by votes on MTV's Web site.

Even without the grand prize, exposure from the show has been priceless, say band members, who already have been approached by other groups to join them on tour.

"No matter what happens, something good will come out of this," Camp said last week before heading with the rest of the band -- bassist John Ward of High Point, drummer Brandon Alford of Lexington, DJ Mike Yow and guitarist Robert Jones, both of Seagrove -- to Los Angeles to tape the show's finale. "If we don't win, I'm sure something else will come up. Hopefully, someone will want to sign us, or we'll go on tour with another band."

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Sign Up To Attend The Battle For Ozzfest Finale

If you have been watching [The Battle For Ozzfest] you know its getting close--the day the winner will be crowned and earn a spot to tour with Ozzfest. Clear Channel is casting MTV Fans, Ozzy Fans, and just plain music fans to come be in the audience and witness the "Final" Battle for Ozzfest. To be casted as part of the audience you need to appear between the ages of 18-35, like music especially Ozzfest type bands and be available to attend the show on Jan 9, between 5pm and 10pm, and be able to hold back telling your friends the winner until show airs the next day!

So if you are they are looking for, hurry and sign up now to attend this show for FREE! You are signing up to be in the audience NOT as seatfillers, once you get a spot in the venue its yours to keep. FYI Some areas may be standing room only.


DATE: Sunday, January 9, 2005
LOCATION: TBA, Los Angeles Area, California
CHECK-IN TIME: 5:00 PM (will end approx 10PM)
CASTED AGE RANGE: appear 18 to 35, must be at least 18 with ID!
WARDROBE/DRESS: Ozzfest wear! Jeans OK but must not be too grungy looking!
CONFIRMATIONS TO BE SENT: by email by January 7, sooner if possible.

Get more information here

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Vote For "Battle For Ozzfest" Finalists

Dallas, TX-based A Dozen Furies and North Carolina's Cynder (now Cyn) are the final two unsigned bands battling it out for a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005, plus band gear and enough money to cover all their expenses.

You have one week to vote on who you think should be the winner. Vote here. You can also watch both of their performances on the main stage of Ozzfest 2004 from Tampa here.

Formed in late 2003, A Dozen Furies have recorded a self-produced EP ("Rip These Stars Down") and toured extensively. Since their beginnings in 1998, Cynder have released three albums together: "No Regrets" (1998), "Revelation Temple" (2000), and "Hide the Light" (2003).

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Contestant Bands In Battle For Ozzfest Revealed

The bands taking part in the MTV Reality Series "Battle for Ozzfest", that gives competing bands a chance to land a spot on the coveted 2nd stage on OZZFEST 2005 are as follows:


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