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Mudvayne Bassist Explains Ozzfest's Mystery Band Idea

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Launch Radio Networks reports: When the lineup for this summer's Ozzfest was posted online last month, one main stage slot was left open for a "mystery band," with names like MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and DISTURBED all mentioned as possible candidates. That honor eventually went to MUDVAYNE, and bassist Ryan Martinie told Launch what he thought the whole "mystery band" hoopla was really about. "I think that was kind of, a little, uh, it was supposed to be incentive for people to buy, I think," he said. "At least I hope we were used for that reason, being that we were the mystery band, you know, didn't show who we were. So it was supposed to be an exciting thing for people to go, 'Oh, cool, MUDVAYNE's on the bill now, you know, there's another reason to go.' At least I hope that was the mindset anyway."

Ozzfest kicks off on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

MUDVAYNE's show on Tuesday night (April 19) in Charleston, South Carolina, was canceled when guitarist Bryan Ottoson of opening act AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE was found dead in his bunk on the AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE tour bus. At press time, there was no official word on the cause of death, nor any official statement from the band. The promoter posted a message online confirming the death and saying that the show would be rescheduled. There's no word on whether tonight's (Wednesday, April 20) date in Lake Buena Vista, Florida would be affected. LIFE OF AGONY and BLOODSIMPLE are also featured on the bill.

Source: blabbermouth

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1. poop writes:

yeah i think ozz fest is going to be OK this year. with Antrax, S.O.A.D, Mudvayne, disturbed, Maiden, and Sabbath, etc. everything else will be....(ugh)

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2. eric writes:

umm...anthrax, soad amd disturbed arent on ozzfest

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. erika writes:

hi , viva el metal!!!

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. TormentedJester writes:

yeah dude Anthrax , soad, and disturbed are not on ozz fest, but im going anyway to see mudvayne, there one of the greatist bands, but i also think Children of Bodom should be on ozzfest too.

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MAW writes:

Mudvayne sucks, I'm sorry

and whoever wrote the first post is a dipsh**

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Myke writes:

I jsut want to go and see As I Lay DYing and Mudvayne everyone else I have already seen or don't care to see

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. POST #1 APPARENTLY CAN'T READ writes:

hey post #1, pull your head out of your ass, half those bands won't even be there

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. johnisgod writes:

rather soad and anthrax are thier or not ozzfeast has become a big sell out. f***en judith priest was there man.dont get me wrong i respect the work they've done and all but that isn't f***en metal. back then maybe. the shows to see would be mudvane on thier own tour or slipknot as long as they stick to iowa and thier debut. maybe korn once they get thier sh** back together

# Apr 22, 2005 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZerO writes:

judith priest?...wow, what a d***.
::meh::, ozzfest will be alright this year. thatd be sick is soad and anthrax were also on the tour, but ozzfest has some sick bands like mudvayne, trivium,killswitch,maiden, etc...

# Apr 22, 2005 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. johnisgod writes:

i agree it would be sick if soad was on board. mudvane and killswitch are also cool bands but still ozzfeast is f***en weak i'd rather go see f***en lil'kim live.

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Frey writes:

WTF did one of you F***ers just rip on the subliminal verses? Honestly... when will you learn that all slipknot is good? Jesus tap dancing Christ! I dont even care about ozzfest I just happened to be reading when all the sudden... BAM! There's some person rippin on the new slipknot album... jesus.... you just ruined my night... thanks...

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. johnisgod writes:

i started out my maggit days with sv and it was really f***en cool.i thought it was bullsh** that a lot of maggits switched sides b/c the only swear word was b****. if anything that makes a band stronger not having to use profanites on thier c-ds. but it wasn't as good as the past disc.m.f.k.r was beeter than sv. vermilion part one and two,before i forget and pulse of the maggots where the only sounds worth anything after i was introduced to thier first w/ corey and iawo sv was blow out the window

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. ZerO writes:

Thats pretty f***ing stupid that slipknot calls there fans maggots. Knot is nothing but an average nu-metal ( or w/e the f*** you want to label them.) Theyre nothing special...so stop acting like they are maiden and slayer status, motherf***ers.

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. johnisgod writes:

you f***en douchebag. what the hell is your major malfuction pile. slipknot has been keepen nu-metal alive for a long time now and you call thiem average? not only did they keep nu-metal from certain death but invented a fresh sound. what does it matter if we'er maggots or not. at least we'er not a zero like you a$$ whole

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. cRaZyKiD writes:

i think all the bands r giong to be awsome(i really havent heard megadeath, r they good)

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. johnisgod writes:

megadeth is f***en amazing go get yourself hidden treasures.

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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