THE METAL DEN’s ‘Battle Of Unsigned Death’ Online Contest: Top 20 Announced!


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Today is the day TMD announces the 20 participants in the first ‘Battle of Unsigned Death’ online contest! Thanks to the hundreds of bands from all over the globe that submitted their music for consideration.

Judging for the semi-final round will be based on the most current studio recording and the finals are based on video of live performance loaded to YouTube. 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/public comments)

The semi final round happens on December 27th, 2013, wherein the top 10 bands with the highest point totals are announced and then move on to the final round on December 31st, 2013.

The winner of the final round will receive a three month publicity deal with THE METAL DEN PROMOTIONS (Value $2,250). Prizes to be announced for the other top 5 finalists once the champion is crowned!!!

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agonica

1. AGONICA (Vigo, Spain)

https://www.facebook.com/agonicaband

sunday

2. SENTENCED ON SUNDAY (Chicago, IL USA)


http://www.reverbnation.com/sentencedonsunday


skindrone

3. SKIN DRONE (Manchester, NH USA)

http://www.reverbnation.com/skindrone

apophys

4. APOPHYS (Netherlands) Technical Death Metal

http://www.reverbnation.com/apophys

Norikum

5. NORIKUM (Melodic Death/Thrash)

http://www.reverbnation.com/norikum

insteadofakill

6. INSTEAD OF A KILL (Deathcore) Belgrade, RS

http://www.reverbnation.com/insteadofakill

carnivora

7. CARNIVORA (Boston, Mass USA)

https://www.facebook.com/carnivoramass

afterblood

8. AFTERBLOOD (Death groove) Athens, Greece

http://www.afterblood.com/

Defleshment

9. DEFLESHMENT (Laguna, New Mexico)

http://www.reverbnation.com/defleshment

Darkershores

10. DARKER SHORES (UK) (Blackened Death)

http://www.reverbnation.com/darkershores

fisthammer

11. FISTHAMMER (Downingtown, PA)

http://www.reverbnation.com/fisthammer

male

12. MALEFICENT VIGOR

http://www.reverbnation.com/maleficentvigor

hatestorm

13. HATE STORM ANNIHILATION (Chicago, IL USA)

https://www.facebook.com/HateStormAnnihilation/info

diementia

14. DIEMENTIA (Melodic Death) (Glasgow, UK)

http://www.reverbnation.com/diementia

beyondthegallows

15. BEYOND THE GALLOWS (Death Metal) (Columbia, SC USA)

https://www.facebook.com/Beyondthegallowsofficial/info

ex

16. EXCARNIFICATE Scottish death metal

https://www.facebook.com/excarnificate

breedinfection

17. BREED INFECTION (Iran)

http://www.reverbnation.com/breedinfection

MESMERA

18. MESMERA (Croatia) melodic progressive death metal

http://www.reverbnation.com/mesmera

forgottenremains

19. FORGOTTEN REMAINS

https://www.facebook.com/forgottenremainsband/info

adrenochrome

20. ADRENOCHROME (deathcore) Blackstone Valley, RI

http://www.reverbnation.com/adrenochrome

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