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Ozzfest 2008 Rumours Begin To Surface

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Bands for the limited run dates which will make up OZZFEST 2008 have started to surface. Like 2007, a shortened tour is expected, with rumored artists for this year’s lineup possibly featuring the likes of:

OZZY OSBOURNE
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
SERJ TANKIAN
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
FILTER
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
TESTAMENT
FAIR TO MIDLAND

…more rumors TBA

It’s presently unclear whether the ‘freefest’ model will be adopted for this year or whether or not Ozzy will ship out by his lonesome or be joined by his fellow Birmingham compatriots for another BLACK SABBATH run.

Press from October of last year points to the likelihood of the former, rather than another reunion. The aging rocker was quoted as saying, “as far as I know” when quizzed over his headlining the summer roadshow. Regarding Sabbath he simply stated, “I’m the last person to be told anything. I’d love to do another [Black] Sabbath album. There are a bunch of things written. But the problem I’m having is it’s got to be at least on the same level as when we departed. If it’s not, then what’s the point in doing it?”

OZZFEST 2007 featured the following criterion:

1. Tickets/Entrance was free
2. Ozzy Osbourne headlined (…and debuted new music from Black Rain)
3. It was a 25-date haul that kicked off in LA on July 7

Source: SMN News

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1. Jordan writes:

Why would Stone Temple Pilots and Filter be playing...I mean they're not exactly what I would call metal you know?

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Red_Chord writes:

The ones I really like in there are Killswitch, Between the buried and me (their last album is a classic), cavalera cinspiracy, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Testament and Of Course OZZY !!!

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ Very True

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Hellbound83 writes:

STP broke up. And so did Filter. Testament would kickass!

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Filter is a one man show. Richard Patrick.
Army of Anyone was one of those unfunny jokes that didn't catch on....So he's back to his old and far better gig.

Filter is not metal in the least (Ozzfest only tends to be about 35% real metal anyway) but they have a few heavy-rock songs in their background. Title of Record is an absolute rock classic in my opinion. It's a fun listen. I'm hoping the next one can at least hold a candle to it. STP take me back to middle school and early highschool. I loved them when I was a kid.

Add Ozzy, Dillinger and the mighty Testament and you've got the most exciting (though barely metal) Ozzfests in some time.

Now Playing: Cephalic Carnage - "Molting"

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. I_Wanna_Play_GOD!! writes:

who is FAIR TO MIDLAND?....i've never heard of them.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bucket_shred writes:

Fair to midland are one of the best bands on the planet anyone who hasnt heard them have to check them out theyre not exactly metal but theyre pretty different theyre on serj tankians record label serjical strike along with buckethead so that should give u an idea that that they arent your everyday band. But thats a ridiculous line-up as remembermetal? said its not very metal but with fair to midland and between the buried and me i will forgive the inclusion of bullet for my valentine and sh** like that if only it was in australia...... ahhhh a man can dream, a man can dream.......

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

What the f***?! This is a joke right? Tell me it aint so!

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BlackytheKing writes:

Ok, honestly, this line up blows.

I mean, Black Label Society isn't even in there. They're an easy bet every year. Unless I see their name pop up, theres no way anyone should even go. I just saw Ozzy , so , not a big deal to see the other bands there.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Agnostic Priest writes:

Yeah really man wheres Black Label, they weren't there last year so they should be there. But if this is the lineup, I'd only go for Testament and Ozzy because other than those two bands this lineup is pretty f***in' sh**ty. I especially hate Dillinger and Between the buried, f*** those fudgepackers

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Diamond Oz writes:

I disagree with post 7. I saw Fair To Midland supporting Suicidal Tendencies and they were so bad i actually had suicidal tendencies while watching them. Bloody awful. With any luck, you guys won't have to suffer through them.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

Um... Post 7, being on Serj Tankins lable is not saying much in my opinion. I honestly hate his voice and think that System of a down was an AWFUL band. I only could only stand one of their songs "B.Y.O.B."

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Saint Blasphemy writes:

TESTAMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm happy about it but confused at the same time. Talk about the proverbial diamond in the ruff. These other bands suck. Except maybe for Filter. I think their o.k.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. King Jericho writes:

OZZY OSBOURNE-Washed up
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Gone
SERJ TANKIAN-Sucks
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE-Kick ass
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY-Sucks
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE-Plain utter sh**
FILTER-sh**
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN-sh**
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME-sh**
TESTAMENT-Washed up old men with saggy tits
FAIR TO MIDLAND-Don't know 'em

So far only KSE is the one worth watching in this tour, pity.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. SlayerDoom writes:

I believe that the only bands i would want to see from thay group would be Testamentm, Ozzy, and Calavera Conspiracy. They need an ozzfest will bands like Overkill, Kreator, Exhorder (Renunion show) and Nuclear Assault. That would be so much better than Surj Tankian with all his crazy liberal hippy statements.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Guttersniper writes:

these are just rumors, dont doubt it changing a few times before the actual lineup

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. jayballer14 writes:

im disappointed... seriously disappointed

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Viking793 writes:

If I'm not mistaken, I think Dillinger is already confirmed for the sh**ty warped tour. I really hope this isn't a sign of whats to come because Ozzy, Killswitch, and Testament are the only bands worth seeing. It better be free, because I'm not going to pay to see this many sh**ty bands.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Agnostic Priest writes:

Post 15
f***in' eh bro, I'd love to see Kreator or Overkill at Ozzfest. Overkill are awesome live and Bobby Blitz' voice is still great. And Exhorder reuniting, that would be so cool, I loved Exhorder, Slaughter In The Vatican is a thrash/groove classic.
You know who should play this tour, Annihilator, that would kick ass. Or Norther, Skeletonwitch, Firewind, Municipal Waste, any of those guys would be sick.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Kalis_wrath writes:

I really hope this Ozzfest line up is a very crule and mean early April fools joke...

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathbringer writes:

With my luck, Testament would finally make the bill - they deserved a shot long ago - and the "limited run" will skip DC again! :-o

And I've seen BLS play Ozzfest so much that I don't ever need to see them again. I only liked one album enough to pick it up and they generally bore me live. Although it was great to have them play first on the main stage for so many years so I could stand in line to grab some food on the way there and not miss much.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Terminator writes:

aside from testament and possibly the cavelera conspiracy, this line up is embarassing...i'm almost hoping this year was the last year of ozzfest. sure ozzfest has had its lows, but this is.....unforgivable.

post 19: yeah, any of those bands would kick ass. then again, it doesnt take much to improve this rumored current line up.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Kalis_wrath writes:

Honestly I am sure B.L.S taking a break from OzzFest might be really nice for Zakk. Every year for how long he has had to do both Ozzy AND B.L.S? That is alot of work! I admire him for that.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. robw writes:

this lineup is strange, good thing its just the rumored lineup, and theres a lot of time between now and when the tour starts,
TDEP is playing warped tour
id rather see testament headline sounds of the underground

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Agnostic Priest writes:

Actually thats pretty true, I've changed my mind, it should be a good while before BLS does Ozzfest again. I want another Sabbath run off Ozzfest, don't get me wrong, Ozzy rules but when he's with Sabbath it can't be beat. Man I miss the original Sabbath, this Heaven and Hell thing was cool at first but I think its starting grow a little stale.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. stephen writes:

Black Label Society has been at Ozzfest like 3 or 4 times already. It's a good thing they're not there again this year. As for STP, they're one of my favorite bands, but they might be a little out of place here. Filter, on the other hand, would fit in better then most people think. They just need to play more songs like "American Cliche" and fewer songs like "Take a Picture". But it's too bad Nine Inch Nails or Rammstein isn't on this bill. I've always wanted to see them at Ozzfest.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Red_Chord writes:

Well everybody knows that the first stage is the p***y stage and the second is the hard stage...so some bands do fit on the first stage.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Shoe Police writes:

Ozzfest used to be "The Metal Show" to go see hands down. All the huge names used to be there. Lately (with few exceptions) this decaying tour has featured a bunch of nobody jobbers who sound and play like everyone else. Within the next few years, other tours and festivals will eventually overtake Ozzfest as summer's metal showcase.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Zombie Fan writes:

OZZFEST 2008 MUST be Free again with this lame band line up. The best band listed, to me, is Killswitch Engaged....But have wanted to see live: Bullet for my Valentine and Between the Buried and Me...Serj solo? his album is not that great..I think seeing him solo would be as just as exciting as seeing Peter Criss from KISS perforn his 1978 solo album in it's entirety (yawn)...STP? I heard on the radio that Scott was going into rehab again...so doubt it.

BLS not on the Ozzfest again? Maybe it's becuase BLS' last album, Shot to Hell, was disapointing!! Hopefully, BLS is just gonna take time off and come back with a winner like the Mafia ALbum...

I doubt Sabbath will be playing with Ozzy any time soon. Their tour with DIO was pretty successful and they have said they are gonna go into the studio with DIO for a new Heaven and Hell CD.

Below is still a wishlist for an Awesome Ozzfest

OZZY
WHITE ZOMBIE Reunion
HATEBREED
LAMB OF GOD
KILLSWITCH ENGAGED
CRADLE OF FILTH
SHADOW'S FALL
MARILYN MANSON
SLAYER
METALLICA
BLEEDING THROUGH
ALICE COOPER
HELL YEAH
WEDNESDAY 13
Yeah, many of these have play Ozzfest before, but to have them there all on one tour would be cool..

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Agnostic Priest writes:

Okay Zombie fan get your facts straight, Hatebreed, Killswitch, Cradle, Manson, Bleeding Through, Hellyeah and Wedensday 13 are all f***in' terrible. But Shadows Fall and Slayer would be good to see on Ozzfest again, they're both always good live.
And on BLS, Shot To Hell wasn't much of a dissapointment and Mafia wasn't much of winner either, good album though but doesn't quite live up to The Blessed Hellride or 1919 Eternal. Now those are f***in' awesome albums.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. coldiem writes:

Filter? That's a bit of a surprise. I loved Amalgamut. Glad to see they are back at it after so many years.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Jordan writes:

I wanna see COB play ozzfest for a change you know? I can see bands like Otep, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir God Forbid, and Chimaira all playing just because all of them have fairly new material out and none of them have played ozzfest in a few years. I doubt that even a third of those bands rumored will actually play, in fact the only one that seems realistic is Testament with the exception of Ozzy.

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. xFiruath writes:

While I appreciate what Ozzy and Black Sabbath did for the metal genre, I've never been a fan of their music or of most of the bands listed here. But since the U.S. gets Dimmu Borgir in April and then Opeth/Between the Buried and Me/Dream Theatre in May, who needs Ozzfest?

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. EpicNeckbeard writes:

Man, the rumors flying around ozzfest should be about what bands are playing. If they want to see a decent crowd this year they need to start throwing out new rumors... like "ozzfest isn't going to suck this year!"
but whose going to believe that right?

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Red_Chord writes:

Not me...

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. bubba513 writes:

"BLS is just gonna take time off and come back with a winner like the Mafia ALbum"

LOL!!! that album was average... few good songs...but yeah nothin' special.. the first few BLS albums were good.
Shot to Hell was TERRIBLE ...it was mediocre.

My ideal lineup would be-

Ozzy
Down
Lamb of God
Exodus
Megadeth
Testament
Divine Heresy
Kreator
Kingdom of Sorrow

obviously slayer would be good on that bill but i dont think they'd have that many headline acts...dont wanna show up ozzy haha

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. rk writes:

other than btbam and testament thats a suckass lineup i hope the shiit is free again this year.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 7:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. dmasa writes:

this better not b the lineup

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 9:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

How about Meshuggah on 1st stage? Haven't heard people considering that yet. I wonder why so many people posting don't like BTBAM....They are one of the most musicly talented bands in Ozzfest this year. If you don't think so just listen to at least one of their albums all the way through.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. brandedcfh420 writes:

all i can say is they better put some fuking thrash metal in there this year...testament would be worth the trip alone. "3 days in darkness in, low, shades of war, the new order" all excellent songs. testament deserves more respect than they get. just dont put any trendy, top 40. emo bands on this tour!!!!

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. brandedcfh420 writes:

brandedcfh420 writes:

"3 days in darkness in"

oops, typo..its actually--3 days in darkness!!!!

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. warlockzero writes:

Ozzfest is a dinosaur that is on its last legs and very close to being extinct. With other tours such as the rockstar energy tour with slipknot and disturbed giving sharon a run for her money, I doubt that ozzfest can compete. Plus they have been losing money over the last few years. Anyway here is my version of ozzfest If I was to do it:
Main stage: Metallica, Ministry, Rammstein, Hellyeah, Children of bodom and Black label society.
Second stage: Ozzy headlines, Hatebreed, god forbid, ill nino, darkest hour, demon hunter, silent civilian, and dope.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. warlockzero writes:

Oh I forget also on second stage, Devildriver!!!

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Demoncleaner writes:

Ozzy
Machine Head
Slayer
Metallica
Megadeth
TOOL
Nine Inch Nails
Rage Against the Machine
Devildriver
Down
Meshuggah
Mastodon
Lamb of God
White Zombie
Kyuss
Deftones
Dethklok
Fear Factory

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. rockerz writes:

u people are dumb... u do this every year.... o this lineup sucks ozzy is washed up this is horrible lineup blah blah blah... but u still go.... chill the f*** out and don't start making assumptions until all the bands are confirmed

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Caveman writes:

Bullet for my valentine will be my beer break.... far from the stage so i dont have to listen to that garbage. It'll be cool hearing serj, killswitch & seeing stp for the 1st time. And ozzy is no dinosaur, his stage show is still a lot of fun, he's got a lot of the it factor. I saw him his past tour with zombie & last years ozzfest & he stil has it f*** all you that think otherwise

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. strictly4DK writes:

Let me be the first person to say, I think this honestly sounds like a decent line-up. For once no crap like Hatebreed and Chimaira.

And yes, I know bashing of TDEP and BTBAM will follow but at least they show some progression unlike BLS with that tried old sound on every album.

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48. Agnostic Priest writes:

Oh my f***ing god ^is this retard above actually trying to compare Dillinger and Between The Buried to the almighty Black Label. TDEP and BTBAM are such sh** man, how can anyone like that crap, they try and write the most technical and complicated music just for the sake of it being technical and complicated, it sounds like total sh**. Not to mention they throw in the same old whiny clean sung choruses that everyone else f***in' does, which by the way sucks a$$ as well. And I know some of you are gonna argue back to me, " oh no, Dillinger is sssooooooo talented, they're musical geniouses", ya well who cares, they're f***in' gay. Goddamn I hate those bands so much.

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49. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Filter and Stone Temple Pilots are supposed to be reforming, they're were more on a hiatus. I really hope that Serj Tankian isn't on this tour. And Demoncleaner, it'll never happen.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. kallah writes:

Why the f*ck is Serj Tankian in that line-up...

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Bri@n-Peppers writes:

I hope no emo bands are on Ozzfest and if they do. I'm blaming it all on f***ing Ebaum's!!

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52. Bri@n-Peppers writes:

Opps! My bad. I just found out. IT'S THE SCIENTOLOGISTS!!!

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53. BLACKDOG writes:

Something's very not right about it.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. FocusShift writes:

Agnostic, did you really just compare BTBAM to all the clean singing emo bands of today? That's a great insult to a true piece of art. It takes a mind for progressive music and not just brutality or shredding to like BTBAM i'll admit but damn, give them some respect for how they can incorporate so many different genres and yet still be heavy.

And BLS hasn't been all that great for a while now. Not since the Blessed Hellride at least.

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55. cruor writes:

Why Ozzy? I'm not a fan of his solo stuff whatsoever, it should be Sabbath headlining.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Agnostic Priest writes:

FocusShift writes: "did you really just compare BTBAM to all the clean singing emo bands of today?"
Your goddam right I just did.
"Thats a great insult to a true piece of art"
BTBAM? true piece of art? hahahahahahahahahahahahaha f*** THAT!!!!!
"give them some respect for how they incorporate so many different genres and yet still be heavy"
I would if they sounded good, the thing is that their music sounds like complete and total sh**, they might as well be some emo band, they're equally as lame. No offence to you or anything, I just can't stand that band, same with Dillinger and any other math metal, mathcore, progcore, mathprog whatever kind of band.
But I would agree with you that BLS hasn't done anything all that great since The Blessed Hellride, Mafia was alright I thought, but they're all still better than anything BTBAM has EVER done.

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57. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ IF you don't like DEP or BTBAM then why post anything about them? Just say you like BLS is cool and they shouldn't be compared to DEP and BTBAM because they are in very separate genre's and have very separate styles. The post before was correct in saying there really isn’t much that BLS does from album to album except get worse. Don't get me wrong I love old school BLS and Ozzy, but their time for making amazing music is long past and we all know it.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. strictly4DK writes:

I'm gonna attempt to take the high road on this one, but "the Almighty Black Label", hahahahahahahahahaha.

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. BrianSD writes:

Killswitch and Testament would be cool....
Otherwise this should be called Ego-Fest: Serj, Cavalera, Weiland, and Patrick.
Really sick of Serj (both bands)

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60. Red_Chord writes:

Porcupine, you are absolutely right, they are a completely different genre than BLS

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61. jayballer14 writes:

i just checked out fair to midland, god they suck balls. Singer almost sounds like Weird Al. WTF? Metal my ass

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62. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Wow...why does everyone hate DEP so much? They are one of the few original bands that get my adrenalie flowing to where I want to knock out random strangers. Seriously, DEP has made me feel emotions that no other music ever has, and I think it sucks that a lot of you slag them.

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63. Txmetalhead writes:

Fair to Midland is a Texas rock band. I am glad they are going to get some exposure through Ozzfest. They are solid.

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64. Red_Chord writes:

Crawford I agree, they make me want to scream my head off. but I think a lot of people don"t like it because it's quite unusual music, especially the time signatures and the rapid rhythm changes. Not for everybody...

# Feb 11, 2008 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. iEATbabies writes:

I respect DEP because of their originality but I saw them live once, maybe it was an off night for them, but they seemed about as enthusiastic as someone on tranquilizers. They picked it up on the last song but for the most part they seemed out of place. Anyways, if Down or Machine Head played I'd go again this year. I doubt it though since Machine Head is on that stupid rockstar tour and I never know what Phil and the boys have planned...

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66. that guy writes:

The reason for such a sh**ty line up this year is because The Rockstar Mayhem Tour took all of the bands that they would have wanted on Ozzfest this year.

# Feb 11, 2008 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I saw DEP play with Coheed and Cambria, and I think I was the only one there to see DEP. While they were playing, this dude gave me a weird look because I was going nuts to their music and I decided to mosh the guy and accidentally knocked his girlfriend down instead. I got slapped in the head seven or eight times in a few seconds. It was the most amazing I''ve ever felt at a live show. I felt invincible, like, drunk-dumbass invincible. It was the closest I've ever felt to being moved by a live performance. I've never heard anything like it. I think people are looking for too much meaning and purpose in their music nowadays, and that negates any artistic influence that could possibly expressed. That depresses me. People are missing a quite stellar constellation in the music universe.

Unusual, yes, but only if you're hell-bent on your definition of "usual".

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68. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Oh, and post 44, thanks for not being the event producer or else nobody would be able to afford the tickets.

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69. O-Matron writes:

the line up is ok, its got alittle bit of variety to it, which i like.

I think rather than another ozzfest Id rather see a "Clash of the Titans 2" tour, with Death Angel, Testament, Overkill, Exodus. Thatd be fun.

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70. Red_Chord writes:

Yeah Crawford, they are so intense and amazing, you gotta love them.

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71. shit mouth writes:

if you guys would read often you would know thta stone temple pilots are getting back together

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72. Andrew writes:

Geez, last year had a spectacular line up, but this line up is all mainstream garbage that is not metal that you can hear on the radio at any given time. Testament is awesome, Killswitch is decent, and BTBAM are one of the premier american metal acts around, but everyone else on this list is NOT worth seeing. I think this line up is a strong indicator that "Freefest" won't be happening this year.

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73. Andrew writes:

And to post 61, if you dare to make fun of weird Al, then may I suggest you go sit in a corner and suck your chode. Weird Al is AMAZING, best live act Ive EVER seen. He's probably one of the best entertainers to ever walk the earth.

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74. dethmonkee writes:

three bands i wold kill to see on this lineup

Ted Maul
Skeletonwitch
Wolfsbane

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75. Andrew writes:

I would love to see a line up of:
Nightwish
Illnath
Bal Sagoth
Immolation
Dark Tranquillity
Equillibrium
Wintersun
Ensiferum
Iced Earth
At The Gates
Carcass
Vesperian Sorrow
Immortal
Aletheian
Opeth
Moonspell

(Im hoping At The Gates and Carcass announce US dates since they are re uniting this summer in Europe)

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76. FocusShift writes:

ATG is supposedly doing a two week run in the States over the summer. Haven't heard dates yet.

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77. Red_Chord writes:

But Carcass is just a one shot deal right ?

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78. FocusShift writes:

Can't say, with as much attention as they're getting for doing a Reunion I think it would be great for them to come stateside so that us youngsters can see them now since we couldn't when they were actually around.

At the Gates and Carcass are 2 and 3 on my most wanted reunion tours.
Pink Floyd is at the top, but I'm going to have to keep dreaming for that.

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79. Tugknott writes:

Talk aboot as lame-o as lame can be.

Free last year? What will you pay me to go this year?

I've been to a lot of Ozzfest, starting with 99. And most have been pretty descent and worth admission. But that was when there was a lot of new and underground young blood involved. Most good stuff was on the second stage.

Ozzy has always been clueless when it comes to bands. STP involved is comical and the only positive I can see is no BLS….

* pinch harmonic of joy ever 2 seconds ZAKK style.

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80. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Hey, they haven't ruled out BLS yet. lol

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81. GOD writes:

GOD's wish list:
SLAYER
Kreator
Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Motorhead
Dimmu Borgir
Mayhem
Cannibal Corpse
Immortal
Gorgoroth
Avulsed
Opeth
Leviathan (If he could tour)
Xasthur (If he could tour)
Toxic Holocaust
Danzig
Death
Satyricon
Burzum (If Varg was out)
Carcass
Ministry
Its a very eclectic list....But it would be a badass tour...

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82. GOD writes:

Oh..and Gwar...They are a filthy good time

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83. Red_Chord writes:

You got some pretty good bands on that list but Gwar belongs on comedy hour.

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84. mathew_69 writes:

this Ozzfest seems to be catered to two kinds of people old washed up grungers i.e. filter and Stone Temple Pilots and mallcore kids i.e. Bullet for My Valentine and KSE, now the rest of the line up is kinda decent you have Testament, BTBRAM, I still don't know anything about the Calvera Conspiracy, but if its like old school Sepultura then they should be ok. Fair to Midland shouldn't be here they are a good folk progressive rock band, but not a metal band, they need to be in Cochella. Also whats so bad with DEP

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85. GOD writes:

Yeah, Im not a huge fan of Gwar's music, but I think the shows are great (true for most people) If you just drink a couple beers and watch the stupid gore, it can be very entetaining. Good show to sit back and watch after your to tired to mosh after SLAYER.

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86. william writes:

i would love to see ,danzig,satyricon,slayer,mayhem,black sabbath,ministry,gorgoroth,and,ozzy solo.and vitial remains

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87. Cynic writes:

Hmm, It really goes against a lot of what I think but man - I can't wait til Varg gets out of prison. Good call on Leviathan as well GOD.

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88. Kalis_wrath writes:

GOD, that list more sounds like the God's of Metal tour and Wacken mixed together. If it was an OzzFest line up it might actually pull it out of the pop rut its been in for the last couple of years. Would be a great show. If Burzum played Varg would have to be out.. guy is in prison still so you would not have to worry about him. Also you say "Leviathan (If he could tour) Xasthur (If he could tour)" I am a pretty savy metaler, but why can't theses guys tour? Criminal backrounds would be my guess.

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89. FocusShift writes:

Only problem with Varg is that the states would probably be its big gay self and not allow him in like they did for Dissection.

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90. Kalis_wrath writes:

I don't want Varg in my country! We have enough ignorant racist a$$holes here! He can stay out for all I care!

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91. Andrew writes:

Either way, Burzum is due for something in the U.S.

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92. killkillkill6661 writes:

that is seriousely some f***ing bullsh** wat the f***

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93. Stymee666 writes:

To anyone who thinks this would be a s**ity Ozzfest think again. Cavalera Conspiracy would absoutely be bad ass! Seeing Max and Igor together for the first time in years would be reason enough to go right there. Anyone who disagrees is just not a metal fan. Period. Also, I think the recently reunited Biohazard should play.

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94. dethmonkee writes:

one band doesnt make a tour

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95. Ally writes:

Sabbath isnt playing with ozzy.....it was just a rumor...if you want to get the news go to
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/osbourne%20plans%20for%20ozzfest%202008_1046242
and you can get all of the information there.....

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96. aaron writes:

killswitch engage is hardly worthy of sharing the stage with BTBAM and Dillinger...both of whom I'd pay the full ticket price to see by themselves. STP rocks, Fair to Midland could be ok....but the rest is garbage.

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97. cruor writes:

Kalis wrath writes:"Also you say "Leviathan (If he could tour) Xasthur (If he could tour)" I am a pretty savy metaler, but why can't theses guys tour?"

These bands are actually American bands and have no problems getting in the country but they are one man bands and they would have to find touring musicians to fill all the spots. Burzum would have the same problem if Varg ever had an interest to tour, but Burzum wouldn't tour even if Varg was out of jail.

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98. educatedone writes:

Seriously, you people need to buy a dictionary (or learn how to at least spell names of bands correctly). Way to fit in with the stereotype that all metal listeners are dumb. BLS is great but tired old sound, same boring riffs disc after disc. And yes, TDEP and BTBAM are musical geniuses, buy a book and educate yourself to music theory you ignorant f!@#s

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99. EmTap writes:

I'm psyched that Fair To Midland will be there. They've got a new Kyte channel if you wanna check them out on tour. www.kyte.tv/fairtomidland

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100. Agnostic Priest writes:

An Idiot writes: "TDEP and BTBAM are musical geniouses"
Man If I had a dollar for everytime I've heard that bullsh** I'd be quite a wealthy man.

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101. Dark_Funeral writes:

wow ozzfest looks like sh**. at least im saving a fortune by not going!

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102. Dark_Funeral writes:

i wont even bother crafting a wishlist because ozzfest seems to get only the mainstream of the mainstream. bullet for my valentine? sh**

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103. KrazyKutter writes:

as far as i knew it was 2008 not 1996! f*** filter and STP are u f***ing kidding me. I'm afraid that all of us who are on this particular website can agree, metal underground, not sh** that sucked then, lets try and make it cool now. it really blows my mind that them gay a$$ bands are going to be there!!!!!

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104. melissa writes:

whay abunch of f***ing faggets.

go die,

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105. melissa writes:

*what

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106. supergrover writes:

part of the problem is slipknot and dragon force mastodon 5 finger death punch are doing a monster energy tour. oh disturbed and sevendust will be there as well as sevendust and black tide the others I don't know but they are 36 crazy fist, sucide slience, red cord, walls of jerico Slip and dragonforce make it worth the wait. maybe the hustler girls can fill in the extra time disturbed is cool just not killer. would love to see LOG and 3 inces of blood again you know hatebreed will be at ozzfest. they always rock. might find some new crazy sh** like chat whatever the hell ther name was they were wicked. no more lordi or black tide please they suxed balls.

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107. themindisaterriblethingtotaste writes:

Pretty lousy lineup imo. It will be interesting to see Testament and Between the Burried and Me. The monster energy tour seems to be the best lineup of the upcoming shows I have heard about. Filter is a band who I think my girlfriend has their cd in her pink cd visor with butterflies and s**t all over it. WTF is that all about. Thats like Dawson's Creek s**t! Whatever, I guess if its free again it will be worth checking out. Will someone please explain why Dillinger Escape Plan are so highly regarded! Every mag has got their new album as one of last years best and I think it sounds like $H*T! I dig chaotic and heavy music but that dude sucks. Their is very little melody or listenable riffage going on with those guys. The intensity is obviously there but who can honestly listen to them reguarly without wanting to pull their hair out! I wonder if Cavalera Conspiracy will touch any Sepultura? I seen their video on Headbangers Ball the other night and I wasn't very impressed. Its always cool to see Ozzy doing what he loves and rocking out for his fans. That dude is a legend and we all will miss him when he finally calls it quits, if that day ever comes. I would much rather see him with Sabbath, but Zakk Wylde is a beast! STP are annoying and totally played out. Serj, love him or hate him, usually puts on a good performance. I am excited about Dimmu and Behemoth playing in Cincy here in May. Also going to check out Baroness in Columbus at the end of March. If anyone out there are planning on going to these shows give me a shout out!

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108. EpicNeckbeard writes:

Lol, i like how it says "more rumors TBA" under the lineup...

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109. Agnostic Priest writes:

Dude I couldn't agree more with you about all the hype around Dillingers new album, what the f*** is with all that? That bands popularity escapes me, I don't understand what it is about them that people think is so amazing, like post 98 claims them to be "musical geniouses", could someone please explain to me how that is. I actually saw a video of theirs for the song Milk Lizard, thats f***in' emo sh** man. Sounded more like pop-punk and noise rather than metal.

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110. HellRidah writes:

well, i hope BLS dont play on the show, i prefer black sabbath over ozzy a thousand times, even Heaven and hell
i havent heard anything from rammstein on tour... it would be good to hear again slayer and the judas priest along with megadeth..

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111. Jacques Spanovich writes:

Ok here is the deal...Dillinger is going to be on warped tour for most of the summer so I doubt that is happening and honestly, this all gets a little repetative

P.S. STP is together and going strong last I heard...they are on tour with Killswitch Engage and a bunch of nobody stupid a$$ bands right now which kind of outs them and Killswitch
Also I hate death metal...It's so dead...if anything put bands like Heavy Heavy Low Low on there...or Ed Gein...Drop Dead Gorgeous...Groundbreaking Grindcore and experimental stuff...

Come on people...
It needs to change...no more sh**!

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112. metal2death writes:

44 is the best post yet incredibly unreal. what the world needs is another UNHOLY ALLIANCE... anyone agree and what would your line up be without it being too black metal and sh**ty(f*** dark tranquility)

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113. Fuck A Name writes:

f*** DARK TRANQUILITY!??!?!?!?! WHAT!!!!!???!?!?!

I didn't know that a person could smoke that much crack and not die!

MY "oh-so-important" LIST:
Dark Tranquility- hehehehe
Meshuggah- the sh**
Behemoth- tho Nergal's home troubles might keep him busy rite now
Devildriver- best mosh pits besides Slayer
Lamb of God- yes, AGAIN, i'm srry, but I liked em
Ankla- umm, proof that spanish Metal can be good sometimes
Testament- they can stay
Cavalera Conspiracy- Them tooooo.
Slayer- Best Mosh pits besides Devildriver
Ozzy- or else why would they call it Ozzfest?
and KSE- BUT ONLY IF THEY DIED ON STAGE

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