|Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne|
|Music Television (MTV)|
Battle for Ozzfest is a short-lived reality show where eight bands "battle" it out to win a spot on the stage of the heavy metal festival Ozzfest, which is a primary heavy metal-based music festival. The series lasted for twelve episodes in total with the winner being decided by online voters.
|Marc Serrano||A Dozen Furies||Winner|
|Ryan Camp||Cynder (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
- A Dozen Furies, Cynder and Manntis played the Battle for Ozzfest tour which was selected by being one of the top three finalists.
- 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.
A Dozen Furies won the spot of the tenth anniversary of Ozzfest, and got $65,000 in cash, gear from Gibson guitars and a record deal from Sanctuary Records.
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