Battle for Ozzfest

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Battle for Ozzfest
Genre Reality television
Directed by Lisa Caruso
Rick Telles
Judges Ozzy Osbourne
Opening theme "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" by Dimmu Borgir
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production company(s) So Divine Productions
MTV Networks
Original network MTV
Original release 25 October 2004 (25 October 2004) – 10 January 2005

Battle for Ozzfest is a reality TV show that aired during autumn 2004 on MTV, where eight bands 'battle' it out in a series of challenges to win a spot on the stage of the metal festival Ozzfest, which is a primarily heavy metal-subgenre based music festival.[1] The series lasted 12 episodes, the winner being decided by online voters.[2]


Band Member Band Finish[3]
Marc Serrano A Dozen Furies Winner
Adair Cobley Manntis[4] Runner-Up
Ryan Camp Cynder[5] (now known as Curse Your Name) 6th eliminated
Ahmad Alkurabi Beyond All Reason 5th eliminated
Chelsea Muckerman Final Drive 4th eliminated
Brittany Paige Bouck Guilt by Association 3rd eliminated
Kelly Abe Sicks Deep 2nd eliminated
Jesse Preston Trauma Concept 1st eliminated

After the show[edit]

  • A Dozen Furies, Cynder and Manntis played the Battle for Ozzfest tour which was selected by being one of the top three finalists.[6]
  • Manntis got signed by Century Media Records following the conclusion of the show but have since become unsigned once again.
  • A Dozen Furies went on numerous tours with acts such as Gwar and Disturbed but have since broken up.
  • Curse Your Name released a self-titled LP in 2008, and most recently released the album Better Off Dead in December 2011, while vocalist and show contestant Ryan started a solo project.
  • Final Drive are still active and unsigned. Chelsea (contestant and representative for Final Drive) is no longer in the group.
  • Beyond All Reason are recording a new album
  • Jesse (contestant and representative for Trauma Concept) is no longer in the group. He has since formed a new band, Impressions In Flesh, and they are currently in studio recording their first album.
  • Guilt By Association has since broken up.
  • Sicks Deep are still active and unsigned
  • Big Dave still tours with Ozzy and the Ozzfest.


  1. ^ Goodman, Dean (23 October 2004). "Ozzy Osbourne gets real with MTV rock band show". Houston Chronicle. Reuters. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cynder Loses All But its Cool ; MTV Voters Bounce Piedmont Band From Reality Show, But Its Members Relish The Exposure". TRIAD. Greensboro News & Record. 11 January 2005. p. B1. 
  3. ^ "Battle for Ozzfest - Cast, Crew and Credits". CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  4. ^ De ATLEY, Richard K. (25 October 2004). "Manntis // Eight bands share path to OZZfest; one will arrive". SHOWTIME. The Press-Enterprise. p. C13. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010. 
  5. ^ Hahne, Jeffrey (8 November 2004). "Triad Band Included in new MTV Reality Show". LIFE. Greensboro News & Record. p. D1. 
  6. ^ Zaleski, Annie (23 April 2005). "MUSIC REVIEW; Click your heels and mosh! You're in Ozz". THE EDGE. Boston Herald. p. 29. 

External links[edit]

Battle for Ozzfest on IMDb