We are extremely pumped to share news of Sergio Cesario's interview with Oderus Urungus of Gwar being reported on the metal industry zine Blabbermouth.Net! Thanks and hailz for the shout out Blabbermouth.Net!
WE are featuring Rock N Roll Villian Society for the month of November. Metal Master Kingdom has collaborated with Metal Devastation Radio for their monthly contest by featuring the winner, and a review of the most current material recorded by the winning band, (review to follow soon).
It is my pleasure and honour to have been a judge for The Metal Den's most recent contest: "UNSIGNED" PROG METAL BANDS 2013. www.themetalden.com contest announcement excerpt: "Scoring was conducted by our panel of three judges and is based on the band’s studio recording and live video performance. Special thanks to contest sponsor: THE METAL DEN RECORDS!!"
The winner with an overall score of 142 points is:
Prizes: Winner gets a 3 month publicity deal with THE METAL DEN ($2,250 value). 1st runner up (2nd) gets 1 month free “unlimited” press release service ($500 value). 2nd runner up (3rd) gets 2 weeks unlimited band press releases at TMD ($250 value). 4th and 5th place gets 3 free press releases. (15 day time limit or expires) $150 value.
TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their "Halo of Blood over North America" tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14th in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale onFriday, November 8th at 10:00am local time.
Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour: "Finally we get to announce this one. It's been in the works for a long time and it's probably the biggest tour we've ever been on. North America, we're very excited to see you all again soon!"
TÝR performed live on August 10th as part of the Faroe Island's Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including "Blood of Heroes." The event was filmed and a video for "Blood of Heroes" can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.
It’s time TMD announces the 10 bands that received the highest point totals among the online judges in the first round of voting. Thanks again to all the participants in the first ‘Battle of Unsigned Prog Metal’ online contest! Good luck to the TOP 10 in the final round on October 31!!
Judging for the Semi-Final round was based on the most current studio recording and the finals are based on video of live performance. Here is the basic breakdown on exactly how the scoring process works:
1st round (Semi-Finals)- Scoring for STUDIO RECORDING (1-10 point scale) is based on 3 separate criteria:
1. Production Quality 2. Musicianship 3. Songwriting
2nd round (Finals) – Scoring for VIDEO OF LIVE PERFORMANCE (1-10) is based on 3 separate criteria:
1. Production Quality 2. Band Image 3. Public Response (page views)
The overall top scoring band of both combined Semi and Finals round will be crowned winner of the online contest and receive a 3 month publicity deal with THE METAL DEN (Value $2,250). Prizes to be announced for the other top finalists once the champion is crowned on Oct 31!!!
Click here for the full list of 10 bands that have made the next round of this contest.