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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


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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!!!

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Randy “Rocket” Cody

Creator/Editor-In-Chief of THE METAL DEN,
Owner/Operator THE METAL DEN RECORDS (USA)

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Hope Cody, THE METAL DEN (USA)

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Ingrid Newton, METAL MASTER KINGDOM (Canada)

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http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com/

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MAHOGANY HEAD GRENADE (Dallas, TX USA) (73 points)

Produced by Sterling Winfield (Pantera fame)

http://www.reverbnation.com/mahoganyheadgrenade

klehma

KLEHMA (Overland Park, KS USA) (69 points)

https://www.facebook.com/Klehma

Oceanborn

OCEANBORN (Chicago, IL USA) (66 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/oceanborn

Nexilva

NEXILVA (Sunderland, UK) (62 points)

https://www.facebook.com/nexilva

Machinesofman

MACHINES OF MAN (Salt Lake City, UT USA) (60 points)

https://www.facebook.com/machinesofman

saveus

SAVE US FROM THE ARCHON (Southwestern Pennsylvania USA) (60 points)

https://www.facebook.com/suftapa

Scientic

SCIENTIC (Denmark/Sweden) (56 points)

https://www.facebook.com/scienticmusic

Thira band

THIRA (Minneapolis, MN USA) (56 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/thira#

Corduracover

CORDURA (Slovenia) (56 points)

https://www.facebook.com/CorduraOfficial

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UNMANIFEST (Oxford, Mississippi USA) (55 points)

https://www.facebook.com/Unmanifestofficial


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