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Dallas Ozzfest 2008 To Feature Metallica, Ozzy Ozbourne and Rigor Mortis

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Blabbermouth.net is reporting that this summer's Ozzfest will consist of two separate two-day (Saturday/Sunday) events — one of which will be held in Dallas — in late July/early August, with OZZY OSBOURNE headlining one day and METALLICA the other.

Reactivated Texas thrash/speed metallers RIGOR MORTIS have now announced via their MySpace page that they are confirmed for Ozzfest 2008 in Dallas on Saturday, August 9. METALLICA will apparently close out the show this night.

RIGOR MORTIS will perform with its original lineup consisting of Bruce Corbitt (TEXAS METAL ALLIANCE), Mike Scaccia (MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS, BLOHOLE), Casey Orr (GWAR, MITRA, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, BLOHOLE), and Harden Harrison (MITRA, PERVIS, SPEEDEALER).

The Ozzfest reports come in the wake of this year's arrival of the metal-oriented Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour, which will play 30 North American amphitheaters during July and August, the time when Ozzfest is traditionally making its rounds.

Last year's Ozzfest offered free admission, with fans acquiring tickets mostly through sponsoring web sites. But the acts were not paid either, which resulted in a decidedly less than impressive main stage lineup. The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour trek has already robbed Ozzfest of two potential main-stage heavyweights in DISTURBED and SLIPKNOT, with fan favorites DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON also taking part in the Mayhem tour.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. inhatredofme writes:

i hope they start confirming more bands soon

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ElHefe writes:

20 min from me...I'm there. Metallica and Rigor Mortis already kill anything the lame Mayhem tour has. f*** crap like Disturbed and Slipknot.

That said...Priest, H&H, Testament and Motorhead is still the best tour of the summer.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. random writes:

I hope that this forces Ozzfest.com to get off their asses and confirm something.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. HempenHalter writes:

I want to go to the Mayhem tour specifically for Mastodon and then leave...Wish they would do their own headlining tour

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. amir black writes:

his the best & king of rock,,,,every one knows :)

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. crackkills writes:

I ozzy and sharon would give up already...ozzfest is overrated!

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dee dee writes:

ozzfest needs to post sh** already, like seriously. this time last year everything was already posted.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

OzzFest is going down the drain quickly! I guess what goes up must come down. Sad to see really. *shakes head*

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. megachang writes:

you mean Emo/Goth/Nu-Metal fest - throw in a couple of 100 year old bands and 12 dollar beers and you have ozzfest. But I will go again anyways....

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Johan_Mouridsen writes:

Haha! Ozzfest has been going downhill for a long time now. I can't stand Ozzfest. The only "Festivals" that I'm excited about is Pagan Fest, Wacken, Legacy Fest, Ultima Ratio fest, and Heathen Crusade III festival.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. jayballer14 writes:

i somehow feel that im going to be pretty disappointed when i hear about the line up for ozzfest 08

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Teddy writes:

So, this article reads like OZZFEST is only 2 shows in TX and that Ozzfest isnt gonna happen this year cause of the Energy Drink tour and that DIsturbed/Slipknot are doing their own double bill?

If Ozzfest was to be more, it should have been announced already. I remember when OZZFEST line ups would announced between Feb and April--This week is already going into May...

In Mass with the NE Metal and Hardcore Fest and Locobazookas here==plus they are held on weekends, seem to make Ozzfest less attractive lately anyways.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

In my opinion, the details of the fest should have been announced already period. If you are trying to re-brand something this big, you don't want to wait too long to reveal the details. The US could certainly use some monster festivals so bands can plan to play them as stops on their US tours. That's why the European summer circuit is so popular with bands. They can do massive festival appearances as a tour and optionally tour in between dates. But if Ozzfest holds off too long in confirming, bands can't plan a stop there, the event gets under-promoted, and it could be doomed to under-perform before it happens.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. wow writes:

im not going ever again

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ? writes:

how the f*** do disturbed and sh**knot still exist...tell these f***ers that bands that actually shred are in.

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ? writes:

heavyweights my ass!..every local band and highschool band ever whoop all of their asses!

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

Agreed Deathbringer. Another thing I would have addd is that many fans plan out monitarily and intellectualy what tours they want to see based on the tour line up. There are alot of fests that are great and even the diehard fans are abandoning OzzFest due to the fact that there are; a. other fests and b. OzzFest is being too slow to get their line up announced and confirmed. Furthermore I know alot of people who are outraged at the rumored line up. People are not going to go to OzzFest just because its OzzFest when a better is out there plain and simple.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kalis_wrath writes:

Added*

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. la writes:

yeah, and some of us have, like, jobs, and have to budget, and get time off work, and can't just drop everything to go-- we need to have some notice. you can't plan monster tour like a bunch of regional amateurs.

that said-- metallica has sucked bawls since they kicked jason out. actually, since jimmy boy cut his hair and tried to "sing" instead of just throw down. save me, please, from unforgiven, spew.

# May 7, 2008 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. cate writes:

i personally haven't been to and ozzfest, but my friends have and all of them said that every one they've been to has sucked ass. and im not going to pay that much money to get a good seat, and not going for cheap when you cant see.

# May 11, 2008 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Cynic writes:

Wow, in any case the attendees should thank the metal gods for getting to see Metallica and Rigor Mortis in one show!

Now Playing: DragonForce - "Lost Souls In Endless Time"

# May 12, 2008 @ 2:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Fuck A Name writes:

In some cases, Ozzfest sucks/kicks-ass depending on where you are. I've seen some vids of last year's freefest in Hartford, and no offense to anyone from there, but it looked so lame and pathetic that it just made me angry. Every other place seemed to do okay though, from what I've seen. Here down in Florida, however, it was the sh** for me. Hands down amazing. I personally thought the lineup was great, and my 20-odd group of companioning metalheads kicked the sh** out of half the people in the moshpits. both Devildriver and LoG had amazing mosh pits, and knew how to rile up the crowd fiercely.

Besides, any show where I get to see tits is worth it, imo. :D

Now Playing: Meshuggah- "Suffer In Truth"

# May 12, 2008 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ElHefe writes:

Cynic- exactly!

Rigor Mortis kills!

# May 12, 2008 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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