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Battle for Ozzfest
GenreReality television
Directed byLisa Caruso
Rick Telles
JudgesOzzy Osbourne
Opening theme"Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" by Dimmu Borgir
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production companiesSo Divine Productions
MTV Networks
Original release
Release25 October 2004 (25 October 2004) –
10 January 2005 (2005-01-10)

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] 6th eliminated
Ryan Camp Cynder[5] (later known as Curse Your Name) Runner Up
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


  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. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010.
  5. ^ Hahne, Jeffrey (8 November 2004). "Triad Band Included in new MTV Reality Show". LIFE. Greensboro News & Record. p. D1.

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