**VOTING INFO AND STAGE TIMES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS!!**
The Distortion Project proudly presents Heat FOUR of the 2019 Metal 2 the Masses competition Northern Ireland. Bands are not just competing for a chance to win a coveted slot at Bloodstock 2019 this year. There will also be 2 separate prizes, to include a day's studio time to record, mix and master a track courtesy of JSR Audio and a free video shoot with Exposing Shadows Photography. In addition, my good friends at Voodoo Belfast have offered to cover the wining bands travel expenses, up to the value of £400.
Competing in Heat FOUR we have.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Death of a Salesman NI
are a 4 piece Metal Band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Coming together in late 2010. Having made an instant impression on the Irish music scene the band were booked for a wealth of shows throughout the Irish club scene and began to make a name for themselves as one of the most energetic, relentless bands in Ireland. Their growing reputation earned them support slots with Heavyweights Asking Alexandria, Lamb Of God, Sylosis, Every Time I Die, Deez Nuts, The Dead Lay Waiting, Defeater and Chelsea Grin. After making it to final in last years competition and being a runner up the band are looking to take home the gold this time.
are a Death Metal/Melodic Death Metal from Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland based Symphonic Power metal band Ravenlight
formed in January 2018 by Rebecca Feeney and John Connor.
Ravenlight quickly got to work and released their first single ‘Where the Stars Grow’ in March 2018 to great reception. They then went back into the studio with the goal of creating an EP that would showcase all facets of the band such as beautiful melancholy, fast heavy metal and ear catching melodic hooks.
After spending the following months in the studio, they put together 4 tracks that showcase these core pillars of the band, and released ‘End of the World’ in September 2018.
«Soaring twin lead guitars, crushing breakdowns and heavy groove in the rhythm section make Victim Royal a serious live force. Their three guitarists each bring riffs and melodies in equal measure and ferocity, yet leaving room for their frontman to lead the way in catchy, anthemic choruses. Victim Royal
are a sharp shock to tired Metal blueprints.»
Friday 15th March 2019
Admission: £5.00 (includes 1 voting slip)
Stage times will be:
Band 1: 8.45 — 9.15
Band 2: 9.30 — 10.00
Band 3: 10.15 — 10.45
Band 4: 11.00 — 11.30
Running order will be drawn at random on the day of the show.
Voting will close at 11.45 and the results will be announced between 12.15 and 12.30.
VOTING AND JUDGES
**THIS IS A POINTS BASED SYSTEM**
2 bands from each heat will qualify for the semi-finals, and the judging will be 50% audience vote and 50% judges vote. There will be a panel of 3 judges comprised of local journalists/sound engineers/other promoters and/or other music industry folk in Northern Ireland. Punters will be given voting slips as they enter the venue and asked to score points to the bands in descending order, by writing in the boxes on the voting slip.
4 points for their FAVOURITE band,
3 points for their SECOND FAVOURITE band
2 points for their THISD FAVOURITE band
1 point for their FOURTH FAVOURITE band
An x or tick beside the band you want to win to will NOT be accpeted and these votes will NOT be counted!!!
Good luck to all involved — let battle commence!