Here are some bands that are due for new releases in 2007 that troo metal heads want to hear. Notice NO Hawt Topic Mall core.
Novembre, Marduk, Skinny Puppy, Vital Remains, Nile, Pig Destroyer (Hails to Jennifer, lol -l-), County Medical Examiners, Benediction (comeback), Primordial, Immolation, Leng Tch'e, Aborted, Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus, Maleveolent Creation, Vintersorg, DodhimsGard (DHD), Funeral, King Diamond, Megadeth, Naglfar, Dimmu Borgir (NOT black metal you hot topic mall core pussies)., Managarm, Obituary, Mortician (DVD), Porcupine Tree, Katakalysm and many more..
NO ONE CARES (AVOID THIS FEST) IN 2007..OZZFEST.."Freedom just another word for nothing left to lose, nothing baby, nothing it aint free"-Janis Joplin
LOL. bwaha, KILL IT....OZZFEST went free and corperately sponcered, sounds like desperation... . I'm not interest in mall core as OZZFEST was always the most commercial of American hard rock fests and not even Extreme metal... Although Jack Koshic may have ripped off dozens of bands and had even more pay to play local acts almost to the point of extiction with competitive mall/hard rock tours.. Jack Koshik's Milwalkee, California, and NJ Metal Fests (90's) were very important in bringing extreme metal acts from over seas for thier first ever shows on US soil...Of course the Maryland Death Fest has been a death/ grind slug out since 2003.Progressive Power in the USA and Europe and the New England Metal Fest are also staples... Check out the Heathen Crusade Fest along with many other Extreme Metal Fests coming around here in the States... I figured Sounds of The Underground (almost identical lineup of crap that OZZFEST has to offer) and Gigantour stole OZZFEST's thunder as they are competing festivals.. Keep in mind most of the bands on OZZFEST have ALWAYS had to pay to play (record labels pay to play for the artists on the second stage, payola).. Sharon Osbourne's conspiracy against Iron Maiden ( 2005 complete with egg throwing incident on stage) was the most selfish, horrid action I've ever heard from a festival promoter dividing and alienating fans, artists and industry insiders alike...I suppose (OZZFEST being semi free for the fans) this is all damage control of sorts, but I never really cared for OZZFESTS lineup and OZZY is waay to old and no longer reliable on stage. .
The lowdown is you get your tics for OZZFEST through sponsors but this is how mutch a concert tic costs at the very least: $0 - ticket price
$5 - printing fee
$8 - shipping and handling
$6 - surcharge
$6 - administrative fee
$9 - event security fee
$8 - venue surcharge
$7 -permit(s) fee(s)
$14 - miscellaneous charges
$63 - charge for your free ticket
Wait... Gas, toll, transportation costs and food, beer prices as vendors on site will keep your wallets open..
That's a guestamate.... OZZFEST is indoors and hopefully not seated, because the pit you know..I expect some pay to play acts and over all dumbness as I've avoided this fest of crap since the mid 90's..You really couldn't pay me to go..
MORE ON OZZFEST 2007: FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET.: The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that OZZFEST 2007 tickets “would be paid for and distributed by sponsors, such as Jagermeister, which will present acts at the second stage, located in amphitheater parking lots.”
“All I can say is stay tuned,” said Michael Guarracino, with Osbourne’s management firm.
Last year, though, she said, the fees earned by bands, including about $325,000 a show for the group SYSTEM OF A DOWN, almost sank the festival.
“They’re taking four years off, we paid them so much, and we’re still working,” she said. “I’m not doing that again.”
She said the idea to cut the ticket price to zero happened during a meeting with Michael Rapino, CEO of concert promoter Live Nation.
They considered playing smaller indoor venues, or charging $5 or $10 a ticket, when, finally, they decided to put on the show for free.
“There is enough for everyone. . . . The bands can do other gigs on the road. They can sell their merchandise and their music.”
More on OZZFEST FROM BLABBERMOUTH. NET. and CMJ: The full article can be read here.Report: At New OZZFEST, Freedom Ain't Free - Feb. 7, 2007
Lee Bains of CMJ (College Music Journal, a weekly magazine of and for the music industry and college radio stations inthe United States and Canada) reports:
"Announcing yesterday that this summer's Ozzfest will be a free event, Sharon Osbourne waxed altruistic, saying, '[We] want the kids to be able to afford to come out and have an incredible experience. If we continued with the traditional touring festival model, we would have no choice but to raise ticket prices again this year.' Osbourne locates blame in the bands for those spikes in ticket prices, saying that ticket costs have 'steadily climbed as artists demand more and more money for summer tours.'
"According to an anonymous source, over the last few years, the mall-metal matriarch has actually charged developing bands up to $75,000 for the opportunity to tour on the festival's second stage. So if a free Ozzfest isn’t a reaction to money-hungry bands, what is it?
"Well, it might have something to do with the $1.5 million loss, as reported by an anonymous source, that LiveNation — the festival's promoter — is rumored to have suffered as a result of last year's Ozzfest. John Vlautin, Vice President of Communications for LiveNation, declined to comment on the profitability of their ventures.
"Osbourne plans to offset the profit lost by free admission 'by getting bigger sponsors to be involved with the festival and underwriting the festival.' According to Vlautin, Jägermeister and Monster Energy drink have already signed on."
Read the entire article at CMJ.
MORE ON OZZFEST FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
OZZFEST 2007...FOR FREE - Feb. 6, 2007
"This will change everybody's impression of theway touring in the summer in America should be." -- Sharon Osbourne
Imagine a day of wall-to-wall hard rock.
Imagine the world's greatest headliner sharing a bill with cutting edge new artists.
Imagine if this brass-knuckled beast was hellbent on coming to your town.
Imagine this earth-pounding event...FOR FREE.
2007 will forever mark the year Ozzfestspiked the concert industry's punch and gave every head-banging American kid a reason to strap on an air guitar with the historic announcement that tickets to the summer's premiere touring concert festival won't cost fans a dime.
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That's right, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and tour producer Live Nation broke the news today at the Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles that their 12th annual hard rock spectacular — a 25-date extravaganza launching July 7 in Los Angeles — is pulling the plug on ticket prices and giving the power back to the fans calling this summer's Ozzfest "FreeFest." The other Ozzfestcities as of now are San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Charlotte, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Nashville. Note: a final confirmed list of cities and dates is forthcoming.
"For the last few years," says Sharon, "ticket prices have steadily climbed as artists demand more and more money for summer tours. We certainly want everybody to make money, however we also want the kids to be able to afford to come out and have an incredible experience. If we continued with the traditional touring festival model, we would have no choice but to raise ticket prices again this year."
Cited as "one of rock's biggest juggernauts" in the cover feature of Sunday's New York Times' "Arts and Leisure" section (6/25/06), Ozzfest and Live Nation will turn to sponsors to provide added support for the festival's new incarnation. This summer's Ozzfest will provide select sponsors with a unique opportunity to engage fans one-on-one utilizing one of music's best known brands.
"We're reaching the same point we did years ago when kids no longer wanted to pay for overpriced CDs," compares Sharon."As a result, they found alternative ways of getting music. That's what's happening with summer touring in this country, it's out-pricing itself. We started this and we want to keep it and we want to make it bigger and bigger each year by getting bigger sponsors to be involved with the festival and underwriting the festival. That's what it's about."
"For the past 11 years, music fans have made Ozzfest the most successful and enduring rock music festival in the United States,"said Jason Garner, Live Nation President of North American Concerts. "What better way to say 'Thank You' to the music fans who have made this possible than inviting them to attend Ozzfest for free."
To gain entry into the event, fans will go to www.ozzfest.com or www.livenation.com to find links that will direct them to special sponsor sites where tickets can be secured. More details regarding the process are forthcoming.
As Ozzfest's founder and namesake, Ozzy will make his triumphant return to the headlining position on this year's mainstage after surprising fans last year by performing on the down-and-dirty second stage at a handful of dates. Audiences can expect the Prince of Darkness to unveil new songs from his forthcoming studio album, Ozzy's first disc of new material since 2001. While the rest of the in-progress bill is under wraps, Sharon points out, "we have bands committed, but we're hoping that after today's announcement we'll have a whole influx of artists who want to be a part of something this ground breaking. We know there aren't any major headlining acts that would tour all summer for nothing, but we're confident we can turn some of the genre's biggest bands on to what we're doing and have them come out to play a date or two. If they're in town and want the rush of performing in front of 20,000 frenzied kids, they're more than welcome to join us. They can sell their t-shirts, CDs and whatever else they've got. They're also welcome to book their own shows in local venues on the day of Ozzfest. I'm not stopping them. People have to be creative and think of alternatives."
Since 1996, Ozfest has been a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED, LINKIN PARK, INCUBUS, SLIPKNOT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and GODSMACK. Along with supporting bands on the rise including AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MUDVAYNE, LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and LACUNA COIL, among others.
"Ozzfest was created to keep this genre of music alive by showcasing new talent," states Sharon. "You better believe we're going to keep perpetuating that by hand-picking compelling new bands that are hungry for Ozzfest's career-making exposure."
THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2007 COMING UP NEXT: (BBL):