Rules

RULES

All bands, that wish to participate in the Metal Battle, must read the following rules and guidelines. Bands who send in an application automatically agree to the rules and terms.

  • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
  • Your band can easily play a 25 minute set consisting of your own songs. (No Covers). Full set performance time is 25 mins.
  • PA, lighting, and sound engineer will be provided for all bands.
  • Backline arrangements TBA.
  • The bands must bring their own instruments such as guitars, bass, drum breakables, keyboards and effect pedals and may also bring and use their own guitar amps.
  • To keep the changeover times as short as possible, bands with left handed drummers will play as first or last band. All bands have to follow the directions given by the promoters or stage manager.
  • Semi playback is not allowed. All bands must play live. Background orchestrations are ok as long as all vocals, guitars and bass are live. Intros / interludes are also ok.
  • Jury of respected music industry folk will decide the winners each night.

If a band overruns its allotted performance-time, then the band-members should be aware of the fact that in this case their sound will be faded out. The running order for the concert will be released a few days before the event takes place.

Please note:
Travel for the winning band to go to Germany is at their own expense and accommodations at the festival will be in the form of camping in the VIP area.
Full professional back line will be provided for performance.

TICKETING SYSTEM

  • Discounted advance tickets will be made available for the bands to buy.
  • Bands may sell those tickets to their fans for the price they choose.
  • Walk-in Price TBC.

Semi-Finals:

  • Discounted advance tickets will be made available for the bands to buy.
  • Bands may sell those tickets to their fans for the price they choose.
  • Walk-in Price TBC.

Finals:

  • Advance ticket price TBC.
  • Walk-in price TBC.

Arrangements will be made with the bands directly to provide them with the tickets.
This ticketing system is in place for the following reasons:

  • To ensure bands will perform in front of a good audience.
  • Offers bands a chance to earn some money from their ticket sales.
  • Help pay for the winning band’s trip to Germany.
  • Ticket prices may differ from city to city.