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I've finally got my photos from the second stage of Ozzfest on Sunday July 18 in Bristow, VA posted. You can check them out in the photo gallery.
On Sunday, July 18, 2004 I enjoyed one of the best Ozzfests I've witnessed at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia, despite a day that started off pretty bad. To put it all in perspective, I'll start at the beginning. I awoke to prepare for the day and immediately noticed that my right eye which was slightly irritated the day before was swollen half shut. After 30 minutes or so of being awake, I was developing a serious headache from the pressure of my swollen eyelid being open. Although I had fully intended to arrive at Ozzfest by 9:30 and see every band perform, I quickly resigned to going in to the hospital to have my eye checked out. The decision was an easy one because the headache was already terrible and I could only imagine the situation worsening throughout the day as dust, rain, sweat, and/or sun screen got into my eyes.
After two hours in the hospital to get some antibiotic eye drops, I was on my way. One side effect of the eye infection was that I was forced to wear glasses instead of contacts, which totally sucks - it's kind of hard to headbang with glasses on.
Factoring in travel time, I arrived at Ozzfest just two hours into the show. The weather was overcast and comfortably cool 70's. They were calling for a 60% chance of rain, but the weather was holding, despite passing through some rain on the drive to Bristow. More...
Launch.com has a video for Unearth's new single 'The Great Dividers', from the album 'The Oncoming Storm'.
Unearth posted an update on the bands site regarding yesterday's Ozzfest no show.
"Hello Cyberspace. First of all we would want to apologize to all of you who went to the Ozzfest in Columbus, Ohio to see us. We could not make it due to bus problems. First a flat tire, then the brakes went out. So needless to say, it was a very exciting night. There will be a make up show. We promise. For all the rest of you that we are going to be seeing soon, make sure to check out www.ozzfest.com to see when we are going to be playing. Lamoyne, PA knows how to rock. The show last night with Everytime I Die at championship records has to have been tone of the hottest shows we have ever played. EVER!!! So thank you to all of you who stuck around to get sweaty with us. "
P.S. We will be playing at 9:55 AM at the Starwood Amphitheatre in Antioch, TN July 22, 2004 and at 10:20 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO July 24, 2004"
Every Time I Die share the bus with Unearth so one would assume they missed the fest as well.
The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.
Roving, on assignment SMNnews correspondant, Fecal Corpse guitarist, and former SMNnews staff member Mike Solomon has returned (in 1 piece) from his outing to Ozzfest 2004 at the Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY.
Lamb of God
...as well as in-action shots of Judas Priest and the 1st live pictures of Black Sabbath have been made available online. You can view them here, as well as read Mike's personal 18-page account of the show here.
The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...
So, after quite some time and many doubts I have finally decided to share my thoughts about this year's Ozzfest. Actually, it's my first time on this festival since I'm from Europe and I've only been living in U.S. for two years now. Please, do consider this as you read along :)
I got to the Tweeter Center around 10:15 in the morning. Being my first time there, I wasn't sure how the whole thing was gonna go. The first thing that looked very weird were all those people on the parking lot who had brought BBQs and coolers and were hanging out by their cars. Very American, I thought. More...
Our very own Gothique was at Ozzfest in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the the Tweeter Center on July 12 and sent a load of pictures from second stage of the show (hardly anyone is allowed to take pics of the main stage bands). Check em out over at the gallery page.
Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this years Ozzfest. Here they are so far:
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black
Broken Promise More...
ATREYU's "Curse" registered a first-week tally of 34,144, landing at No. 32, while UNEARTH's "The Oncoming Storm" shifted 13,285 copies to enter the chart at No. 105. Elsewhere, NEUROSIS' "The Eye of Every Storm" premiered with a first-week total of 2,074.
HATEBREED have pulled out of the first two dates of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" — also featuring DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH — following the death of their manager Steve Richards (as reported yesterday). HATEBREED's official message on the matter reads as follows:
"This past Sunday, March 21st, we all lost a very special person, a visionary and a true music guy, Steve Richards, our manager, the founder of No Name Worldwide. He was many things to many people, a soul mate, mentor, leader, confidante, brother, and son. His spirit will continue to inspire the ones he blessed with his amazing passion he had for living life.
"We would not be where we are today if it wasn't for Steve. He helped us when no one else would and we loved him like a brother. May he Rest In Peace.
"Due to this horrible loss, HATEBREED has postponed their appearance on the IMX Show and the first two shows of the 'Headbangers Ball Tour'. HATEBREED will now start the tour this Saturday March. 27th in Winston-Salem, NC."
NOTE: HATEBREED's cancellation will *NOT* affect DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH's participation in the first two "Headbanger's Ball Tour" dates.
Below are the latest tour dates for the Headbanger's Ball Tour, with DAMAGEPLAN, Hatebreed, Drowning Pool and Unearth. In related news, DAMAGEPLAN's video premiere for 'Save Me' on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball Tour Kick Off Special will take place on MARCH 27th.
Here are the tour dates: More...
Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have set "The Oncoming Storm" as the title of their new album, due on June 29 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Stings Of Conscience" is being produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fame.
UNEARTH will embark on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL beginning in late March. A second-stage appearance at Ozzfest 2004 will kick off on July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut.
DROWNING POOL’s official website has posted dates for the upcoming Headbanger’s Ball Tour, which also features HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, SOIL and UNEARTH.
Confirmed dates include:
Ozzfest's ninth incarnation kicks off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will find Ozzy Osbourne sharing the main stage with Judas Priest, reunited with longtime singer Rob Halford; Slayer; Norwegian black metal sextet Dimmu Borgir; Black Label Society; and Superjoint Ritual, fronted by Pantera's Phil Anselmo. Fans voting on www.ozzfest.com helped choose the second-stage bands, which include Slipknot (headline the second stage), Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuna Coil, Every Time I Die and Unearth. Additional artists are expected to be announced later. (UPDATE: God Forbid is also listed on the official Ozzfest site)
Twenty-six cities are scheduled for the trek, which starts on the East Coast, heads west to California, then takes the southern route back to wrap up in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 4. Tickets go on sale February 28.
Ozzfest tour dates, according to its publicists: More...
Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have been officially added to the forthcoming "Headbangers Ball Tour II", featuring HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL.
"Touring with HATEBREED, the most credible, hard working hardcore/metal band around today is something we have wanted to do since this band's inception," UNEARTH write on their web site. "As a lot of you know, DAMAGEPLAN is the new band featuring Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrel of PANTERA. For me personally it is a dream come true to tour with those guys. PANTERA helped mold heavy music into what it is today and it is a complete honor to hit the road with those dudes."
"Even though our next CD does not come out until June 29th, we just had to take this tour. We want to personally thank [HATEBREED singer] Jamey Jasta for all his help."
"We will be playing a ton of new material on the tour to give everyone a sense of what this record will sound like."
"So far the studio sessions are going great and the best is yet to come. Drums are being recorded as you read this, next will be the guitars, bass and then vocals. Rad stuff ahead."
UNEARTH have started to line up some dates for an upcoming Spring tour. The first date announced is:
April 29th - Knitting Factory - New York, NY
UPDATE: Supporting acts for this show will be A LIFE ONCE LOST and EVERGREEN TERRACE.
In related news UNEARTH's classic album "The Stings of Conscience " is now available on vinyl through Knife or Death Records.
Things have been relatively quiet in The Red Chord camp lately as the band is now focused on completing their next full-length. The album is tentatively entitled "Clients" and is likely to hit stores later this year. The group has been in negotiations with several record labels during the past year and are now nearing a decision following extended negotiations. Meanwhile, The Red Chord has undergone some recent lineup changes as bassist Adam Wentworth recently left the group to join Premonitions Of War, while drummer Mike Justain is now playing with Unearth. Consequently, the band has added bassist Gregory Weeks (Beyond The Sixth Seal) and drummer Jon Down (Dead Water Drowning) to their lineup. Dow will remain in Dead Water Drowning as well, in case you were wondering.