Ozzfest 2010 gets meatier by the minute with the news that rushonrock faves Paradise Lost, Black Spiders and Jettblack have joined a line-up already boasting hair metal throwbacks Steel Panther and comeback kings Murderdolls!
The one-off London o2 Arena event is gathering pace with new Roadrunner signings Revoker another of the new names added to a bill featuring Korn, Skindred and the man himself, Ozzy Osbourne.
Headlining Ozzfest’s second stage will be northern gloom kings Paradise Lost and frontman Nick Holmes said: “It’s a great privilege to play at Ozzfest in our home country. We were lucky enough to tour South America with Ozzy in the 90s. It was an amazing experience although I contracted salmonella poisoning from undercooked Fajitas and nearly died. Hopefully we will have more luck this time!”
Jamie Mathias, lead vocalist/guitarist with Revoker, added: “It feels amazing to be able to play this year’s Ozzfest and be part of such a great line-up. Everything this year is going so great for the band and this is the perfect opportunity to show the UK what we’re made of.
“We’re currently in the studio recording our debut album so it’ll be good to get out there and play some of the tracks which will rip your heads off. Don’t miss this years Ozzfest!”
Pete Spiby from the Black Spiders is just as stokes to be hitting the os after supporting Ozzy at his London Roundhouse show earlier this year. ‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…..it’s awesome to be asked to play at Ozzfest, an honour in fact,” he said.
“We’re still getting over how awesome it was to be chosen by Ozzy, to support him at the Roundhouse. He was on top form, incredibly friendly, funny as f@*k and really encouraging.
“He gave us some great advice and then showed us how it was done. It was an amazing show, he’s still the best. This is gonna be one of the very best shows, certainly something for everyone to remember. Heavy Metal is still top of the class!!’
Jettblack drummer matt Oliver added: “We’re thoroughly excited to be added to the Ozzfest bill. It’s an honour to play alongside the Prince of Darkness and we’re looking forward to adding our own shade of black to an epic line-up!”
After a day of music and mayhem, the truly dedicated are welcome to join the official aftershow celebrations. The Metal Hammer Ozzfest Meltdown will take place at the Indigo2, from 10.30pm-2am. DJs from Metal Hammer will be blasting out hard rocking anthems to keep the post-fest party going, with karaoke for the budding performers amongst the crowd.
What’s more, the party doesn’t have to end at the o2! There will be free Thames Clipper boats sailing to central London from the o2 for all those who attend the aftershow with full bar and more loud rock being pumped out until they dock in central London. Tickets are available now from http://www.kililive.com, 0844 871 8803 and usual outlets.
The 2010 package will be the first UK Ozzfest show in over five years and is also the first time the O2 features a general admission format on the lower bowl; GA ticket holders will be able to choose between watching the show from seats, or the specially enlarged standing area. Top level tickets will also be available offering the usual seating.
OZZFEST UK 2010
KORN – MURDERDOLLS – STEEL PANTHER – SKINDRED –
PARADISE LOST – JETTBLACK – BLACK SPIDERS – REVOKER
18.09.2010 OZZFEST 2010 O2 Arena Greenwich, London
Tickets are available from 0871 230 5595, www.kililive.com and usual outlets.