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TMD Rocks!

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 Death Metal’ online contest! Good luck to the TOP 10 in the final round on December 31st!!

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/comments)

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 Dec 31st!!!

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Judges

Rocket

Randy “Rocket” Cody

Creator/Editor-In-Chief of THE METAL DEN

Hope Cody

Hope Cody, THE METAL DEN (USA)

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JBhorns

JB Griffin, Outwest Entertainment (USA)

Top 10

MESMERA

1.MESMERA (Croatia) (86 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/mesmera

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2. SENTENCED ON SUNDAY (Chicago, IL USA) (82 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/sentencedonsunday

apophys

3. APOPHYS (Netherlands) (80 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/apophys

afterblood

4. AFTERBLOOD (Athens, Greece) (79 points)

http://www.afterblood.com/

BTG

5. BEYOND THE GALLOWS (Columbia, SC USA) (76 points)

https://www.facebook.com/Beyondthegallowsofficial

agonica

6. AGONICA (Vigo, Spain) (74 points)

https://www.facebook.com/agonicaband

HSA

7. HATE STORM ANNIHILATION (Chicago, IL USA) (73 points)

https://www.facebook.com/HateStormAnnihilation

adrenochrome

8. ADRENOCHROME (Blackstone Valley, RI USA) (70 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/adrenochrome

skindrone

9. SKIN DRONE (Manchester, NH USA) (69 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/skindrone

diementia

10. DIEMENTIA (Glasgow, UK) (67 points)

http://www.reverbnation.com/diementia

finalround

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