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Chthonic Added To Ozzfest 2007 Second Stage Lineup

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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:

OZZY OSBOURNE
LAMB OF GOD
[to be announced]
LORDI

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:

HATEBREED
BEHEMOTH
MONDO GENERATOR

Second Stage – Rotating:

NILE
ANKLA
CIRCUS DIABLO
THE SHOWDOWN
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
DAATH
IN THIS MOMENT
CHTHONIC

Influenced by EMPEROR and early DIMMU BORGIR, CHTHONIC plays symphonic metal arrangements embellished with baleful melodies on the erhu, a two-string violin from the Far East. But while CHTHONIC are inspired by Scandinavian bands, their music rails, not against Christianity, but against the Han Chinese, who usurped ancient Taiwanese tradition some 300 years ago. "When we play black metal, that's because we are angry about some outside culture that invades our country," mainman Freddy previously said. "That's the same situation with many bands in Scandinavia, so that's what we have in common with them."

CHTHONIC was awarded "Best Rock Group" at the 14th Golden Music Awards, the Eastern Asian equivalent of a Grammy. The award was presented to the band by none other than the country’s President Chen Shui-bian.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I've never heard of them, just as I expected.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Anybody notice that we haven't heard sh** about SOTU this year?

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. rk writes:

they sound interesting.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Shmotz101 writes:

we dont need to here about SOTU, we've got Ozzfest.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I want to hear about Sounds of the Underground because I'm greedy and want to hear about both. It says on their website that it's coming soon.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Perfectly Flawed writes:

oh sh** I'm looking forward to hearing the SOTU lineup, they always have a good lineup, I went the first year holy sh** I'd have to say it was the best concert I've been to. then last year had an awesome lineup but sadly I couldn't make it
I really wanna see cradle of filth, between ozzfest and SOTU someone will pick them up along with amon amarth and cannibal corpse

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Perfectly Flawed writes:

^^^^^^ correction on that last post, I "hope" someone will pick them up along with amon amarth and cannibal corpse^^^^^^^^^

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Ya I have these guys on my friends list on my myspace I have only heard like one song but I thought it was pretty good. I didnt think they would be on ozzfest I thought they were pretty much unknown like when the perform not many ppl are gonna know who they are

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BodomBastard writes:

like others are saying, i have to agree that i want to hear the sounds of the underground lineup soon... i cant take this ozzfest lineup anymore... its a bad mix... god knows who is going to take that empty spot for first stage...

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. the antihippy writes:

damn, you guys are lucky. behemoth!!!!!

and chthonic is pretty good. they're like a chinese symphnic black metal band. they have a girl on bass but she's pretty cool.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. eddie is real writes:

Ill be at both sounds of the underground and ozzfest and whatever other shows come through milwaukee.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

This band sounds like they would be worth checking out. Its not bad to be influenced by Emperor and Dimmu. Hell, I think Ozzy should get Dimmu again for this Ozzfest. Dimmu could play main stage with Lamb of God.

As for people talking about the SOTU tour, since Ozzfest is on a role getting some great bands SOTU (if it happens this year) will need to step it up and try and top that.

P.S.- I would love to see Mastodon on main stage at Ozzfest. Last time they played was on second stage but like Lamb of God their hard work has payed off, and they have come a long way. "Blood Mountain" was a masterpiece!

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. blakscorpion21 writes:

chthonic is pretty good, check out their myspace.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. 6-Wretched-6-Soul-6 writes:

Chthonic is a really good band, you should check them out if you like real metal....

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. StabbingTheDrama writes:

PTF, Sounds of the Underground is happening this year. On their website it says that it's coming soon. And I'm sure they'll get good bands too. http://soundsoftheundergroundtour.com/

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Dissapointed writes:

Is it me or since OZZFEST is free we're seeing lower quality bands. I attended 3 shows last year, including one that I drove 15 hours to get to, but this year i'm sticking to just my 1 local show

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. raw281 writes:

Chthonic is pretty cool band, they are "Taiwanese" band, not Chinese band,
you can check out their myspace: www.myspace.com/chthonictw

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. LondonAcid writes:

This tour is going to be pretty bad exept for like half of the second stage ... The needs a total reconstruction. I can't stand LOG ever since they started waving the flag for hot topic which i believe is around the time "sacrement" came out (that album was pretty bad by the way). I have respect for Lordie because any band who pisses off the christian right is ok in my book, but who decided that they would play on the main stage i mean they're ok, but they're not all that great nor are they all that well known. But the scond stage is alright with heavy hitters like hate breed, nile and three inches of blood ... to bad behemoth is playing ... i mean i love blackened death as much as the next person ... Neglfar is one of my favorit bands, but come on Behemeth? And dimmu really needs to quit ... I actually like Chthonic dispite the fact that they rely heavily on the keyboard ( I dislike most metal bands that use keyboards). It looks like my last hope is SOTU ... I'm keeping my fingers crossed (-_-)

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. LondonAcid writes:

"The SECOND STAGE needs a toatal reconstruction"

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. LondonAcid writes:

Sorry ... i meant the first stage ... im really tired ...

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. LondonAcid writes:

I think Ozzy and sharon should just throw in Simple plan, vanilla ice, and milli vanilli just for laughs ...

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. StabbingTheDrama writes:

why the need for 4 comments in a row?

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. pursuit of vikings writes:

What the f***? Has anybody else noticed that BLS isn't on the list?

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Xplayer writes:

u know I believe that this might be Ozzfest's most heaviest year yet. '04 was alright but this year..damn, it looks like they might top all the other tours including SOTU.

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. liquid_pyro9 writes:

are you people crazy!!!! i cant wait to see who's on SOTU cause Ozzfest f***ing blows this year!!!! i dont care if it free or not i aint going!!! last year Ozzy sounded like he was going to die right there on the stage (id prefer not to subject my ears to that torture again), plus the only good bands playing are LoG, Hatebreed, and 3 Inches of Blood, everyone else is extremely questionable!!!!

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. LondonAcid writes:

Well rumor has it that Gwar, Chimaira, Machine head, King Diamond, Shadows fall, and Every Time I Die are all playing SOTU, but don't quote me on this they're just rumors i got from Wikipedia.

Actually it is the heaviest ozzfest in years if not ever, but just cause it's the heaviest does'nt mean it's the best. I'm still pondering why the hell is Lordi on the main stage. I mean hate breed is much more reputable even though alot of people dislike them because they're "popular" ( i personally think they're pretty good ... not great but good). I'd go just to see 3 inches of blood and Nile.

And as for an answer to post 22's question ... i didn't want to be missinterpreted because i worded my first post wrong.

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Shmotz101 writes:

but it is the heaviest and best Ozzfest ever and liquid_pyro9 you are a fukking idiot. Nile are not questionable, they are awesome, and one of the best bands there

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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