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Tag Archives: Ozzfest

Ozzfest, Knotfest merging festivals in September

Posted by on May 12, 2016

It’s been a few years since Ozzfest has been in America – 2010, to be exact. But in the ’90s and 2000’s, it was the premiere metal festival. And with Ozzy and Corey Taylor having a special announcement planned for today, it didn’t take too many guesses that perhaps the Ozzfest and Knotfest might be […]

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Ozzfest teases new announcement

Posted by on April 26, 2016

It’s been a while since we got any sort of relevant news from Ozzfest since it adopted a new home in Japan a few years back. For the past few months, the official Ozzfest Facebook page has been throwing back to their previous editions in North America and, with the sudden death of the Rockstar […]

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American touring festivals lack diversity according to Hellyeah guitarist

Posted by on February 17, 2015

We’re approaching two full months into 2015, and we’ve yet to hear a lot about the annual North American touring festivals like The Mayhem Festival and The Uproar Festival. Ultimately, it’s still anybody’s guess what bands will be booked on the various bills. But in a recent interview with In The Now Magazine, Hellyeah guitarist Tom […]

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Ozzy Osbourne Launches Ozzfiesta (a Five Day Festival at a Mexican Resort)

Posted by on October 14, 2014

We’ve long debated whether or not Ozzfest would ever return to the U.S. Well, now you can travel south of the border for what could be considered a new take on Ozzy Osbourne’s traveling festival. It’s been announced that the Osbourne clan are launching Ozzfiesta, an all-inclusive, five-day event taking place from May 27-31 next […]

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Report: Metallica’s Orion Fest taking 2014 off

Posted by on December 3, 2013

According to the Detroit News, Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival won’t be coming back to Detroit next year. In fact, it won’t be coming anywhere next year, as the fest is taking a year off. Promoter C3 Presents confirmed that Metallica will be taking 2014 off Orion, since they’ll be touring in Europe and […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: The Trespass America tour to return?

Posted by on October 28, 2013

In 2012, Five Finger Death Punch closed out their American Capitalist touring cycle by headlining their own tour. Trespass America had a pretty strong lineup, with Killswitch Engage playing their first tour with Jesse Leach back in the fold, Trivium, Emmure, God Forbid, Pop Evil and Battlecross also played. After taking the year off, presumably […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Defunct Touring Festivals

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, Gigantour kicked off its fifth installment and Mayhem Fest is well into gear. And while the summer is packed with other treks like the Summer Slaughter Tour, the All Stars Tour, and other tours (hell, even the Warped […]

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Singer Björn “Speed” Strid Discusses Soilwork’s Most Collaborative And Ambitious Effort To Date

Posted by on April 12, 2013

Soilwork had lots to celebrate last month. That’s because the group’s double album The Living Infinite not only cracked the top 60 in its first week, but also marked the Swedish metal group’s best debut ever. Yet singer Björn “Speed” Strid isn’t letting himself rest to enjoy the victory, as Soilwork continue on with an […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Surprising Break Ups

Posted by on March 26, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Before anyone starts to freak out about the imagine seen off to the side: no, we ARE NOT reporting about My Chemical Romance’s demise. However, the news of the break up got us to thinking about other bands whose disbandment […]

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Tool, Deftones And More Confirmed For Ozzfest Japan

Posted by on November 26, 2012

Suddenly  the idea of traveling to Japan this coming May seems more tempting. That’s because the first ever Japanese edition of Ozzfest’s lineup just got some major additions. It was announced this past weekend that headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot will be joined by Tool, Deftones, Slash and Stone Sour. Slash and Deftones will be […]

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