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Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« on: August 15, 2005, 05:12:18 pm »
Taken from blabbermouth.net

Win A Record Contract With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS - Aug. 11, 2005
Nuclear Blast Records is offering young unsigned bands a chance to sign a record deal. In a unique contest that is said to be the first of its kind in Nuclear Blast's history, you can now win a contract with one of the leading independent labels for heavy music.

If you are a "fresh-sounding" rock or metal band, you already satisfy all the requirements needed to participate in this contest. The contest will remain open between August 1, 2005 and December 31, 2005. As a consolation prize, you can win a chance to have your music available for download at the Nuclear Blast Musicstore (the download platform of Nuclear Blast) and a support slot for a Nuclear Blast band.

The contest is presented in collaboration with the following magazines:

Metal Hammer (Germany)
Metal Hammer (Spain)
Metal Hammer (Italy)
Rock Hard (France)
Inferno (Finland)
Scream (Norway)
Close-Up (Sweden)

All you have to do is to send your demo (with biography and band picture) to this address:

Nuclear Blast
Band Contest 2005
Oeschstraße 40
73072 Donzdorf
Germany

Or send your MP3s (maximum three songs ? also with biography and photo) to this address: bandcontest@nuclearblast.de.

Meira info á http://www.nuclearblast.de/bandcontest/indexe.php

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 06:35:31 pm »
I've been saying for ages that Machinae should try and hook up with NB. I reckon this could be their big chance!!

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 06:57:43 pm »
crikey! that's an opportunity if ever i've seen one!!

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 07:21:20 pm »
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"fresh-sounding" rock or metal band

Teh win !
  ;D ;D

GO MACHINAE

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 07:55:21 pm »
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"fresh-sounding" rock or metal band

Teh win !
  ;D ;D

GO MACHINAE

Seconded.

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005, 04:03:20 am »
let's discuss the best 3 songs to send in their demo  ;D

Ghost
Earthbound
Bouff

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005, 04:25:06 am »
i'd assume the band would send some of the material off redeemer, or probably the whole thing.

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005, 05:56:58 am »
that or Redeemer+DXM


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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005, 03:45:14 pm »
No! Don't! it would be unfair for all the other participants...

If Machinae sends anything in, Nuclear Blast wouldn't be in their right mind not to sign them.


And I agree, this could really be their big chance. Nuclear Blast have a lot of famous bands in their stall, and once they have a foot inside the recording industry, the world will be ours!!! [Insert maniacally evil laughter here]

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2005, 04:50:26 pm »
Do it, Machinae!

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2005, 05:00:22 pm »
Winterstorm has to be an entrant IMO

I would have thought the competition would be aimed at new bands, as in, ones who haven't released any albums yet as most of these types of things are.

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2005, 05:04:06 pm »
Yeah, I think Machinae are better than any of the possible entrants for this competition. Still, Nuclear Blast are stupid if they don't consider signing Machinae anyway.

Tbh, I dunno what the problem would be. I mean, the music's made, the cover art is done; all a company would need to do is produce the booklet and CD and ship them out.

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2005, 05:06:46 pm »
I think the idea is to help promote the idea that four/five people can form a band in their garage or whatever and become world famous.

Which is how emo came about.

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2005, 05:08:02 pm »
That competition seems to be a big chance, send your material (and win it of course) O_O *machinae go go go*

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Re: Nuclear blast offers opportunity
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2005, 06:03:21 pm »
Yeah, I think Machinae are better than any of the possible entrants for this competition. Still, Nuclear Blast are stupid if they don't consider signing Machinae anyway.

Yeah. When/if Machinae sends in stuff, I'm half expecting them to get the reply: "Sorry, but you don't reach the requirements for this competition. No matter, though, you're signed anyway."

EDIT: Did a bit of research, and it shows that numerous of Nuclear Blasts signed bands have less listeners over at Last.fm than Machinae. Some of the bands I checked are fairly famous (including norwegian Kovenant and Theater of Tragedy).
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