Your band will be playing in front of an A&R rep (s) from Sumerian Records and Headbang for the Highway. Your band is competing for a regional time slot on Summer Slaughter or All-Stars for round 1. In addition, if your band should be chosen as the winner of your Headbang date, you will advance to the 2nd round of 3 to play a regional semi-final for a Sumerian Records recording deal.
Bands should play no more than 4 songs and should limit sets to 15 minutes. As this is a label showcase, this will be strict and bands should be prepared to bring their “A” game and play nothing but their best 4 songs.
In the second round you would compete with 6-9 other bands with the same style of judging as round
1. Bands winning the second round will be required to travel to Hollywood, CA to play with 9 other bands where at least one band will be chosen as the winner and signed to a Sumerian Records recording deal. Bands will be responsible for their own travel and expenses on all the shows.• Your band should play no more than 4 songs and should limit sets to 15 minutes. As this is a label showcase, this will be strictly enforced and your band should be prepared to bring their “A” game and play nothing but your best 4 songs.•
To enter, your band must be unsigned. Play with passion, confidence and perform with conviction.Judging is based on song writing, originality, stage presence, crowd reaction and tightness of playing. The winner is ultimately based on talent and perceived potential. However, we strongly believe bands should be getting as many fans and friends out as possible to support them. Headbang for the Highway gives out honest, yet constructive criticism.The judges will speak with each band individually after their set to give constructive, but honest criticism.