In February, OZZY OSBOURNE made the ground-breaking announcement that OZZFEST will be free for all this summer. In continuing to give back to his fans, a limited number of specially marked copies of BLACK RAIN (Epic Records) — OSBOURNE’s first studio album of all new material in six years — will contain a unique code which can be redeemed for reserved seats to the Ozzfest show of your choice.
If you pre-order the Black Rain from SonyMusicStore, you will receive the specially marked copy of the album on or around the May 22nd release date. The CD will contain a unique code that you can redeem for two reserved seats beginning June 8th at 9PM ET — four days before tickets become available to the general public. While supplies last.
Get your Ozzfest tickets before anyone else!
Reserved seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the limited capacity of the tour, we cannot guarantee that each customer will receive tickets in the market of their choice. The tickets reserved for the presale at some or all venues may sell out during the presale period.
The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Full list of tour dates available at Ozzfest.com. Dates, cities, and venues are subject to change.
Stay tuned to http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.LiveNation.com for the most up to date information on this summer’s extravaganza.
HOW TO REDEEM TICKETS:
Beginning June 8 at 9PM EST, go to http://www.livenation/ozzfest and enter your code to redeem tickets. If you do not have access to the internet, you may redeem your code by mail by following the instructions included below. Mail and internet orders will be handled while supplies last.
Ozzy’s new single,”I Don’t Want to Stop” can now be heard on Ozzy.com. Move your crucifix over to the book case and give the new track a listen. It is pretty good!
Simply said, this is the state of hard rock music in the United States. Only the die hard rock fans know who this band is. It is a real shame considering the strength of some of their previous releases (Hellfire Club, and Mandrake).
For those of you that don’t know EDGUY, this is a German Power Metal band that began in 1992. Their style has matured over the years into a NWOBHM type of sound that 80’s rock fans are sure to love.
Lead singer Tobias Sammet has a powerful set of pipes, and has a vocal style similar to Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden. The band features a dual axe attack of Jens Ludwig on lead guitar, and Dirk Sauer on Rhythm Guitar. Tobias Exxel handles the Bass guitar, and Felix Bohnke is the skin basher.
Rocket Ride is the 8th studio disc for EDGUY, and is a damn good one at that.
This disc starts off with an 8 minute melodic monster Sacrifice. This song is full of great vocals, heavy guitars and harmonic keyboards.
The title track Rocket Ride, is a tremendous rocker that falls somewhere between Judas Priest and Accept in style. There is plenty of guitar noodling and pounding drums in this song. Great stuff!
Wasted Time is a very cool Iron Maiden style tune, with plenty of back up vocals for good measure. Tobias Sammet sounds a lot like Bruce Dickenson on this track.
Matrix should have been a hit for EDGUY. Check out the video below for this track.
Return to the Tribe feels a little too much like filler to me. It is a nice jam session, but not the best of songs.
The Asylum on the other hand is a superb cut off of Rocket Ride. The music and vocals are first-rate on this song.
Save Me is a hellaciously good ballad. This disc needed a break from the mid to high tempo rockers and Save Me comes at the perfect time to break it up a little bit. This is another song that screams hit.
Catch of the Century is a fun headbanger. It kind of reminds me of a heavy Pink Cream 69 song. It is very cool and the music is top notch!
Out of Vogue is an ok high speed rocker. I like the music on the track but the lyrics need a little bit of work.
Superheroes should have been another hit for EDGUY, but once again got shafted by U.S. Radio. Check out the video below for this song!
Trinidad has to be the closest thing to Pop Metal that EDGUY has ever tried. It is a very upbeat and happy sounding song. This is one that grows on you after a while.
You just have to love the title, Fucking With Fire (Hair Force One). This is another song that just rocks. This track is more hard rock than metal, but it very good.
The bonus track, Land Of The Miracle is nothing to get excited about. (How many bonus tracks are?)
Rocket Ride is another great hard rock/metal offering from 2006 that will hopefully find itself in a lot more people’s hands before it disappears into obscurity. If you are a fan of NWOBHM type of music, you need to check out EDGUY’s Rocket Ride. This disc will likely appeal to fans of bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Accept.
Don’t miss this!
Rating:Out of 10
2. Rocket Ride
3. Wasted Time
5. Return To The Tribe
6. Asylum, The
7. Save Me
8. Catch Of The Century
9. Out Of Vogue
12. Fucking With Fire (Hair Force One)
13. Land Of The Miracle – Live In Brazil (Limited Edition Bonus Track)