Maybe you're one of the very few people who enjoys all this summer hear L.A. is experiencing right now. Maybe you're also one of the masochistic minority that wouldn't be opposed to letting your ears and the rest of your body be assaulted aurally and physically at a day-long music festival. If the mere thought of it doesn't have you sweating bullets of perspiration, angst and vicarious pain, then maybe it's about time you bought your Ozzfest tickets.

From the very staple of Ozzfest himself, Ozzy with Black Sabbath, and returning heavyweights Mudvayne, Black Label Society, Shadows Fall, to one of the greatest metal bands never before to grace an Ozzfest lineup, Iron Maiden, and up-and-comers Mastodon, Arch Enemy and As I Lay Dying, this year promises good things for festival attendees. Fans of this year's headliners should enjoy all bands slated to appear, as opposed to the slightly more disjointed lineup of last year, with more off-the-trodden-path bands like Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through and Every Time I Die.

If, by the very, very small chance you get a little bored during the day, there will of course be the Village of the Damned to explore and traipse about for time-killing. Tattoo artists, piercing booths and, best of all, video games will be in great abundance, as all three seem to go hand in hand, no? Don't spend too much time there looking for the churro stand or Arch Enemy front woman Angela Gossow with prepared marriage proposals, though, or you might miss some of the rocking bands on this year's Ozzfest lineup.

Download CAMPUS CIRCLE's complete OZZFEST 2005 Guide here.