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Mondo Generator

Formed: 1997
From: Van Nuys, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mondo Generator News

Below is our complete Mondo Generator 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.

Day Of The Shred 2015 Lineup Revealed

This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.

Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.

Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...

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Wino Announces Shows With Clutch

Following the ongoing Saint Vitus North American tour, today Scott "Wino" Weinrich confirms his latest round of live performances, as the man will bring his solo acoustic set to the road once again, this time in support of the almighty American rock machine Clutch.

Wino has supported Clutch on tour in recent years, with both his backing band as heard on his 2009-released "Punctuated Equilibrium" album as well as solo as his 2010-released debut acoustic album "Adrift." On this special run of year-end dates, Wino will join Mondo Generator and Saviours supplying opening support for Clutch, with a six-show run from Washington DC up the East Coast and ending in Worcester, Massachusetts on New Year’s Eve. Tickets for this short but incredible tour will go on sale this Friday, September 21st.

12/26/2012 9:30 Club – Washington DC
12/27/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/28/2012 Buster's Billiards & Backroom – Lexington, KY
12/29/2012 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/30/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/31/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

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Mondo Generator Postpones U.S. Tour Dates

Mondo Generator, featuring Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures), Happy Tom (Turbonegro) and Marc Diamond (The Dwarves), has announced that they are postponing their current U.S. tour until December. Here's the update from the band:

"Mondo Generator have had to postpone their current US tour. The band are very sorry about this and would like to apologize to all involved; The shows will be rescheduled to run in December and January. New dates will be announced shortly."

The affected tour dates are as follows:

Wed August 4th - Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Fri August 6th - Dante's, Portland, OR (USA)
Sat August 7th - Studio 7, Seattle, WA (USA)
Mon August 9th - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Wed August 11th - 3 Kings Tavern, Denver, CO (USA)
Thu August 12th - Riot Room, Kansas City, MO (USA)
Fri August 13th - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN (USA)
Sat August 14th - Frequency, Madison WI (USA)
Sun August 15th - Double Door, Chicago, IL (USA)
Mon August 16th - Southgate House, Newport KY (USA)
Tue August 17th - Smalls, Hamtramck MI (USA)
Wed August 18th - Bug Jar, Rochester NY (USA)
Thu August 19th - Santos, New York, NY (USA)
Fri August 20th - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Sat August 21st - Northn Star Bar, Philadelphia PA (USA)
Sun August 22nd - 37th & Zen, Norfolk VA (USA)
Tue August 24th - Casbah @ Trenton Music Hall, Charlotte NC (USA)
Wed August 25th - Stella Blue, Asheville NC (USA)
Thu August 26th - Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis TN (USA)
Fri Augsut 27th - The Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK (USA)
Sat August 28th - Emo's, Austin TX (USA)
Sun August 29th - Skillman Street Bar, Dallas, TX (USA)
Tue August 31st - Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM (USA)
Thu September 2nd - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

The band's new single, "Dog Food" dropped on August 10th.

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Mondo Generator To Tour Australia For First Time

After spending the early nineties as bass player in Kyuss and the early years of this decade alongside Josh Homme in Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Oliveri is finally bringing his own band The Mondo Generator to Australia for the first time to play three shows in August.

Originally formed by Oliveri and former Kyuss band mates Brant Bjork and Josh Homme in 1997, The Mondo Generator was initially intended to be a side project. The group's classic "Cocaine Rodeo" album was recorded that same year, but shelved until it was released to in 2000. The Mondo Generator returned with "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" in 2003 and then last year unleased their third full length "Dead Planet."

Following mainstream success with Queens of the Stone Age that included top ten albums and a Triple J Hottest 100 number one position here in Australia, Oliveri split with his Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Josh Homme after an Australian tour in 2004.

On the eve of the release of "Dead Planet," Oliveri declared "Mondo Generator is not a side-project anymore, I used to do Mondo every now and then on spare time and now it's my first choice. All other bands I play in have become my side-project, so in other words my mistress has now become my wife."

Recorded by producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, System Of A Down) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606, "Dead Planet" was praised by critics across the world and left no doubt in many of their minds where the danger in the sounds of earlier Queens Of The Stone Age albums had gone. Speaking on the album Oliveri states "It's a rock n' roll record played by a rock n' roll band."

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Mondo Generator Says Ozzfest "Wasn't Our Scene"

Mark Carras of Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with MONDO GENERATOR frontman Nick Oliveri (also ex-KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Rock My Monkey: Why did you drop off Ozzfest? Was it a money issue?

Nick Oliveri: You know, it was just many different things. I feel like it was a lot of fun, and we got to do the West Coast. I did Ozzfest with QUEENS in I think it was 2000, or 2002? I think it's 2000. We didn't do the West Coast. We did it on our own. It was actually quite cool to do the West Coast with the band. With it being MONDO it was a lot of fun. It was cool. But, yeah, I think everything was going quite smooth. I think it was there for stronger, metal bands like BEHEMOTH. That really isn't our vibe. And it wasn't that people were hating us, and we weren't hating it, hating them. It was a really good time. But yeah, it seemed like it was maybe not our scene. Maybe if there's metal in MONDO, I don't know if there is, but if there is, there's a different style of metal, then. More on the rock and roll side, maybe MOTÖRHEAD's style than JUDAS PRIEST, or something, I guess you can say. I don't know if that makes sense. I don't know. And there's nothing against that. Whatever floats your boat. I'm down with similar music. I like a lot of metal stuff. But I don't know if they necessarily, if they really got MONDO. Not that we were ran off because of that. I'm saying… I don't know if it was really a fit. I don't know if it really made sense.

Rock My Monkey: So you don't think that the reaction you were getting, the positive response that you were getting from it was worth maybe say the expense of what it took to stay on that tour?

Nick Oliveri: Yes and no. I mean, yeah, it was pretty expensive to stay on that tour. It's a great thing for Ozzy's fans and stuff to have a free gig. It's cool, man. Right on. He's done a lot of cool tours. That's probably the coolest thing that he's done is that he's gone out and played for people for free. That's quite cool, you know? I think a free ticket is a great thing. But for a smaller band, it could be harder. It's harder to go out for free. Not to say like, "Oh, it's about the money." But if you got a band, it costs money. It's a little bit about money.

Rock My Monkey: Right, right, right.

Nick Oliveri: If you're doing it at home with your mom, and you're sixteen, and you got a cool band, you're like. "Let's go on tour, it's rad!" It doesn't matter. You go home and you're broke, but you had a great time and you played music, and you got to do what really matters is go out and rock. But you know, my guys have lives and mortgages and shit like that.

Rock My Monkey: Josh Homme told Kerang! magazine lately that the rift between you and him is tearing him apart, and that he kind of misses you. And you have said that you could have added what was missing from this most recent QUEENS CD. Is that friendship on the way to being mended, and do I smell a reunion anytime soon?

Nick Oliveri: Dude, I had no idea that… I actually said that about "Lullabies". I actually picked up the new record, and it's much different than what I thought it was going to be. And I tripped out when I heard it. I was, "Wow, this is different." And I think that's what's cool about it is that it is very, very different. It sounds weird at times. Some of it's more in a heavy kind of QUEENS kind of vibe, and some of it goes into like new territory for something called QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, or even Josh, you know, doing, if he got it under his own name, like his name, you know? But I think, I think it's, you know, I don't know anything about a reunion. I think reunions are kind of weird. But you know what? It's Josh's band. I always liked playing music with Josh. If it happens, It'd be up to him. You know what I mean? Give me a phone call.

Rock My Monkey: So basically the friendship-

Nick Oliveri: I'd say yeah. Because it's fun to play music with the dude.

Rock My Monkey: So the friendship is definitely on the way to being mended, and if you guys were in the same room it'd be a cool thing?

Nick Oliveri: Yeah.

Rock My Monkey: Right on. Now, what do you think Nick brought to the CD as a co-producer that would not have been there otherwise?

Nick Oliveri: Nick, actually, what's great about Nick is he, the first time they ever did anything over at Studio 606 that was like live takes. I recorded a lot of the music with the guys in the band. Ben Thomas and Ben Perrier with Nick at Studio 606. And it was great. We went to tapes, and we did a bunch of tapes of songs. Not too many where it killed us. But I think, you know, I don't know, man. He kind of just let us do our thing. He brought his feel of tones and shit, and helped me find what I was looking for with tones. I'm pretty simple when it comes to stuff like that. I need more lows, I need more, I need the bass up, and I'm not real good with turning the knobs and stuff. Someone like Nick knows where to go for stuff like that. It's a no brainer. He's quick, and fast, and he's fun to hang out with. I think he brought a cool vibe of mellowness to it, you know, like, you know, relaxed and play the tunes, you know? And I think the more jammy songs came out cooler at Studio 606 than at Donner & Blitzen in Arcadia where I finished the record. I think songs like "Like A Bomb" or stuff like that — I can't think of something off the top of my head. It's been awhile since I listened to the record. Stuff like that actually I think came out cooler at Studio 606 then the studio in Arcadia where I finished the guitars and stuff like that out there.

Rock My Monkey: Do you ever get tired of people asking about any potential KYUSS reunion?

Nick Oliveri: Heh. That's another one up to Josh, bro.

Rock My Monkey: Really? Okay.

Nick Oliveri: Yeah. Well, Josh is, he was there with John [Garcia]. John and him basically did KYUSS for all four full-lengths and the EP on Man's Ruin. Those are the two guys that did all the records. I did the first two. Scott Reeder came in and he is a better bass player, and that's the reason why — he shreds. Okay, fair enough. But he did the last two. But John and Josh and Brant did the first, he did three of them, and then Alfredo did drums on the last one. So it's one of those things for me where it's Josh and John. Without John singing, there's no KYUSS, and without Josh playing guitar and who is the main songwriter for KYUSS, with Brant Bjork the first three, those are the guys. That's, if Josh is involved, it would have to be up to Josh to make that happen.

Read the full article at RockMyMonkey.com.

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Year Long Disaster To Support Turbonegro On Tour

Year Long Disaster have announced that they will be supporting Turbonegro on their upcoming North American "What Is Rock" tour, which also includes Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator.

Here are the latest Turbonegro, Mondo Generator and Year Long Disaster tour dates:

Sep. 25 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
Sep. 26 - The Black Cat - Washington DC
Sep. 29 - Center Stage (Earthlink Live) - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 1 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Oct. 2 - Emos - Austin, TX
Oct. 4 - Brickhouse Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 5 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
Oct. 7 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 8 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 10 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
Oct. 11 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Oct. 12 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR

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Turbonegro and Mondo Generator To Tour US

TURBONEGRO will be returning to North America for a fall tour in support of their new album Retox, which drops in North America on August 14th through Cooking Vinyl. Support will come from Nick Oliveri’s MONDO GENERATOR. The tour dates are as follows:

9/19 - Chicago, IL Metro
9/20 - Detroit, MI Smalls
9/21 - Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
9/22 - Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater
9/24 - Boston, MA Paradise
9/25 - New York, NY Nokia Theatre
9/26 - Washington, DC The Black Cat
9/28 - Winston Salem, NC Ziggy’s
9/29 - Atlanta, GA Centre Stage
9/30 - New Orleans One Eyed Jacks
10/1 - Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
10/2 - Austin, TX Emos
10/4 - Phoenix, AZ Brickhouse Theatre
10/5 - San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/6 - Los Angeles, CA LA Weekly Festival
10/7 - Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
10/8 - San Francisco, CA Slims
10/10 - Seattle, WA Showbox
10/11 - Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/12 - Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom

Additionally, TURBONEGRO’s full back catalog will be reissued on September 25th. This includes their classics Apocalypse Dudes, Ass Cobra, and Never is Forever.

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Mondo Generator Officialy Drop Off Of Ozzfest Tour

MONDO GENERATOR, the group led by former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri, has officially dropped off this year's Ozzfest due to "matters beyond the band's control." A statement from Nick Oliveri reads as follows:

"It's very disappointing but MONDO GENERATOR has been forced to cancel the remaining dates we have booked with Ozzfest and CIRCUS DIABLO. We tried everything in our power to make things work so that we could remain on tour, but unfortunately due to matters out of my control, it is impossible for us to continue touring at this time. We're very sorry to all the fans that will not be able to see us on these remaining dates and promise that we will be back soon. We would like to thank Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, as well as the entire Ozzfest crew for giving us the chance to play Ozzfest 2007. We'd also like to thank the fans that came out to show their support at the shows."

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Mondo Generator Finished With Ozzfest?

MONDO GENERATOR, the band led by former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri, reportedly missed yesterday's (Tuesday, July 24) Ozzfest stop at the Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. The group's logo/photo has also been removed from the "Bands" section at Ozzfest.com, and MONDO GENERATOR's name is conspicuously absent from the schedule for tomorrow's (July 26) Ozzfest stop at Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque, NM, fueling rumors that the band has dropped off the summer tour.

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Additional Free Ozzfest 2007 Tickets Available

Additional free tickets have just been released for this summer's sold out Ozzfest. Tickets can be picked up at the following box offices during the noted hours while supplies last:

Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Monday thru Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, Kansas - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX - Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 pm..
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH - hours TBA
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI - tickets are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at House of Blues, 329 North Dearborn, Chicago.
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, IN - Monday thru Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ - Monday thru Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New England Dodge Amphitheatre, Hartford, CT - ticket are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at the Chevrolet Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT, Monday thru Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - hours TBA
Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA - Tickets are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at the Live Nation office, 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC - Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

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Headline News

8 People Injured In Skinheads Vs Punks Fight

Bulgaria's Pro-Rock magazine reports that eight people were seriously injured in a fight that erupted between "skinheads" and "punks" during a concert by the punk legends THE EXPLOITED at Universiada Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria earlier tonight (Wednesday, June 20). According to the report, the altercation began around 9:00 p.m. (local time) and involved around 20-30 skinheads. The young men used glass bottles, chains and other metal objects as weapons before the police stepped in and prevented the fight from spreading to other parts of the venue. Six of the injured were hospitalized. Remarkably, the concert went ahead as planned, and THE EXPLOITED along with the support acts — which included HARMFUL (featuring ex-FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould on guitar) and MONDO GENERATOR — played regular sets with no other incidents reported.

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Ozzfest 2007 VIP Ticket Plan Revealed

It was announced months ago that tickets for this summer's Ozzfest would be free to fans, and that the longest-running heavy metal festival would subsist on corporate sponsorships and little else.

But obtaining those free tickets for one of the dates on this year's run — which kicks off July 12 in Auburn, Washington, and continues through August 30 in West Palm Beach, Florida — might just give some metal fans a migraine.

First, you have to send an e-mail requesting tickets, and then wait for a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the Web site of one of the tour's various sponsors. Next, you have to wait until June 12 before you can enter that code on some other Web site to redeem two tickets to whichever date you'd like to attend. It's a whole rigmarole that some fans — or, more specifically, those willing to drop some serious scratch — can avoid.

That's right, folks — while this summer's Live Nation-sponsored Ozzfest will be free to most, some will fork over upward of $1,000 to get in. As in years past, Ozzfest's organizers will offer fans a number of VIP ticket packages for purchase, which will ensure them a seat for all the headbangin' action.

The festival's "Party Like a Rockstar" package — which includes preferred pavilion seating, access to the second-stage VIP viewing platform behind the mixing boards, access to the general VIP area, a behind-the-scenes tour and a special host "to help you rock harder than you have ever rocked before" — returns this summer, and will set you back $300. There's also the "I'm Part of the Show" package, which costs $666 and includes all the same perks, in addition to a seat on the Ozzfest stage during Osbourne's concert-closing set.

There's also the "Platinum" package, which will be available by auction in the not-so-distant future. The starting bid will be $1,000 and will be limited to only 10 guests per show. This offer includes everything the "I'm Part of the Show" package does, and then some. Fans who win the auction will also get a personal meeting with Osbourne and his band, along with a certificate signed by Sharon Osbourne. The proceeds of these tickets will go to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

The festival's 12th annual installment boasts a bill including Ozzy Osbourne, 3 Inches Of Blood, Ankla, Behemoth, Chthonic, Circus Diablo, Daath, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Lamb of God, Lordi, Mondo Generator, Nile, Static-X and The Showdown.

The 24-city 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Mondo Generator Sign to Suburban Noize Records

Nick Oliveri and the MONDO GENERATOR have signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of the forthcoming new album, Dead Planet: SONICSLOWMOTIONTRAILS.

“I’m really excited about signing with Suburban Noize. They have a cool street credibility and they are the real deal,” says Oliveri. “Everyone I’ve talked to at Sub Noize is on top of what they’re trying to do. Mondo Generator couldn’t ask for a better home.”

MONDO GENERATOR’s new album will land in stores on July 17, 2007, just days after Oliveri and the band kick off their summer long stint on Ozzfest 2007 tour. More...

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Circus Diablo Announce Headlining Tour Dates

KOCH Records’ first signing for its new metal division, Circus Diablo, has announced headlining tour dates in between Ozzfest 2007 tour dates.

The band features members past and present from The Cult, Fuel, The Almighty and Camp Freddy. Circus Diablo is Billy Morrison (vocals), Billy Duffy (lead guitar), Ricky Warwick (guitar), and Brett Scallions (bass), with Charles Ruggiero of Slunt beating the skins live, while Velvet Revolver’s Matt Sorum performed all the drum tracks on the album, courtesy of RCA Records.

“KOCH got this because they got this,” remarked front man Morrison, “and we couldn’t be at a better place.” Morrison, the founder of the legendary, mega-star studded, Hollywood-based cover band Camp Freddy continues, “I will not be pining for some lost love while I hover over a piano, not even close. Rock exists below the belt and we intend to deliver rock the way it was meant to be: hard, fast, and dirty.”

The self-titled debut album will be released on July 3rd, 2007 and features the single, “Loaded.”

The band hits the road this summer in support of their debut album, with touring plans continuing through 2008. You can catch Circus Diablo at Ozzfest, and at press time the band has confirmed a co-headlining tour with Nick (Queens Of The Stone Age) Oliveri’s Mondo Generator.

Here are the latest Circus Diablo tour dates (Headlining and Ozzfest – Headlining dates marked with *): More...

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Static-X Announced As Last Band For Ozzfest 2007

OZZFEST alumni Static X--touring in support of their just-released album Cannibal--are the last band to join the OZZFEST revolution by signing on for this year’s historic “Freefest.” They, along with Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Lordi, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment, will give fans the rock experience of their lives at a price that’s hard to beat. As previously announced, the ticket price for this summer’s premiere touring concert festival is entirely free for fans.

The addition of Static X comes just in time for fans looking to log in for their free ticket codes to this year’s “Freefest.” Since Saturday, May 12 at 12 Noon (EASTERN TIME), ticket codes are distributed on ozzfest.com, livenation.com, monsterenergy.com, jagermusic.com and fye.com. These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12--exactly one month before the first OZZFEST 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Note: To ensure that everyone gets the chance for free tickets, there is a limit of two tickets per customer.

The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Ozzfest 2007 Release First Ticketing Details

You've heard about how Ozzfest is boldly redefining the concert industry this year by making all the tickets to the summer's premiere touring concert festival entirely free for fans.

Well, Ozzfest fans have a number of ways to score a pair of tickets to "FreeFest" — which will rock mightily with festival's namesake OZZY OSBOURNE and LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, LORDI, BEHEMOTH, MONDO GENERATOR, NILE, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO, THE SHOWDOWN, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DAATH, CHTHONIC and IN THIS MOMENT.

Ticket codes will be distributed through sponsor websites beginning May 12. Details on these programs are available on Ozzfest.com, LiveNation.com, MonsterEnergy.com, JagerMusic.com and FYE.com. In the meantime, various sponsors will have offline initiatives, details of which will also be available via their respective websites.

These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12 — exactly one month before the first Ozzfest 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Note: To ensure that everyone gets the chance for free tickets, there is a limit of two tickets per customer. More...

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Chthonic Added To Ozzfest 2007 Second Stage

Taiwan's CHTHONIC, the black metal band that has already broken down musical barriers in its homeland, will spend this summer on Ozzfest 2007 as a part of the second stage's rotating lineup alongside such acclaimed artists as HATEBREED, NILE, THE SHOWDOWN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, among others.

The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

[to be announced]

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:


Second Stage – Rotating:


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Behemoth Added To Ozzfest 2007 Second Stage

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have been added to the Ozzfest 2007 lineup. The band has landed the direct-support, non-rotating slot right before second-stage headliners HATEBREED. This is the first time a Polish act has ever participated in Ozzfest.

The Ozzfest 2007 billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

[to be announced]

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:


Second Stage – Rotating:

[to be announced]

Nergal (vocals, guitars) states, "I couldn't be more proud about the fact that BEHEMOTH will be joining this year's Ozzfest! I'm speechless and beyond excited. No doubt it's going to be the brightest point of our career thus far, and I hope that this will help to spread dangerous and extreme music among the masses. It's an honor to team up with our longtime brothers in NILE and to share the stage with LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED, not to mention the legend himself! With such a bill, you can expect nothing but pure metal carnage! What makes me even more excited is the little fact that we will be releasing our new album during the tour. So expect songs from 'The Apostasy', as well as some older shit. We'll definitely make sure the set is going to be brutal as fuck. You've been warned!" More...

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