Metal 2 The Masses - Heat 5

Voodoo, 11A Fountain St, Belfast


The Distortion Project proudly presents Heat FIVE 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 FIVE we have.

EROSION Belfast alt rock/metal band Erosion have crossed into this dimension to bring you songs from the EPIC to the Groovy! Guitars that bind the heavy & melodic together to form the wave the commanding vocals glide over,which is underpinned by a straight ahead rythym section as if powered by a twin ion engine!

KETOS Ketos are 5 piece melodic thrash metal outfit from Belfast, UK.

NOMADUS Nømadus are a Four piece metal band based in Belfast, formed in 2016 with influences of Gojira, Metallica, Machine Head, Sepultura, Crowbar. Mixing Thrash, Groove and Melody, Nømadus are looking to make the debut gig in Metal 2 the Masses NI

THE CRUX The Crux is a hard rock band, hailing from County Down, Northern Ireland.

TOWERS Starting off as a young Belfast hardcore band in 2014 Towers have released 3 EP's, 3 singles and gigged extensively around the north and south of Ireland since the founding of the band. Their newest EP 'Lurker & Dweller' showcases the newest and most confident era of the band, with them finding their new atmospheric metal sound while also sticking to their hardcore roots. FFO Mastodon, Baroness, Black Peaks, The Ocean, Devin Townsend, Opeth, Thrice, Russian Circles.

Friday 22nd March 2019 Voodoo Belfast Doors 8pm Admission: £5.00 (includes 1 voting slip)

Stage times will be:

Band 1: 8.30 - 9.00 Band 2: 9.15 - 9.45 Band 3: 10.00 - 10.30 Band 4: 10.45 - 11.15 Band 5: 11.30 - 12.00

Running order will be drawn at random on the day of the show.

Voting will close at 12.15 and the results will be announced between 12.30 and 12.45.

VOTING AND JUDGES THIS IS A POINTS BASED SYSTEM THREE bands from this 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.

5 points for their FAVOURITE band, 4 points for their SECOND FAVOURITE band 3 points for their THIRD FAVOURITE band 2 point for their FOURTH FAVOURITE band 1 point for their FIFTH 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!