Applications for the 2015 Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses have been flooding in over the last week and we still have another week to go before the 36 bands who will be taking part will be announced.
This years Metal 2 The Masses will be bigger and better with plenty of more opportunities for all the bands taking part. The Overdrive team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that 2015 will generate more exposure for all the bands taking part in the 10 events.
If your thinking about taking part in Metal 2 The Masses then, let us put your mind to rest with just how big this event really is and more importantly, what it can do for your band. The idea behind M2TM is to offer venues, promoters and bands the opportunity to be part of the BLOODSTOCK experience and play on the same bill along side some of the biggest names in the world of Rock, Metal and Extreme music.
This years festival line up is already overflowing with legendary bands such as Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation, Opeth, Overkill, Nuclear Assault, Sepultura, Sabaton and Orange Goblin to name just a few!
Last years Irish winners were Psykosis, have since been snagging support slots with the likes of Trivium, and M.O.D and their recent addition Hirax‘s debut Irish show in March to Nuclear Assault‘s last ever European tour. The band have also just been announced as additions to Thrashasauraus in the UK along side Thrash legends Xentrix.
The exposure for the bands involved in M2TM reaches across all forms of media from web, printed, radio and can offer many possibilities for endorsements as well as a possible signing to a record label.
In essence one band will win a slot from your region and play on the Bloodstock Newblood stage in front of an estimated 2000 metal hungry fans – that’s a given!
Over the years Metal 2 The Masses has showcased some incredible rising talent at Bloodstock, that have gone on to tour worldwide (Bloodshot Dawn, Evile), signed to major labels (Saturnian) and so many have simply used the event as a stepping stone to further their own ambitions.
Take the example of bands such as Evile who started off by gracing the Unsigned stage to go on to support Megadeth on a major UK tour, sign a major recording deal and return to grace the Bloodstock main stage in 2012. Evile are a shining example of just what can be achieved from taking part in Metal 2 The Masses.
Even if bands don’t win their respective finals the fact is the entire campaign builds a bands profile, fan base abd expertise in performance. But for those who are chosen – Quite simply the opportunity to play Bloodstock in front of thousands and network with the industry is second to none.
Not only this, but should a band from your venue manage to play in 2015 then they also stand the chance of playing Metalcamp (Slovenia) soon will be announcing further competing festivals within Europe. So what are you waiting for?
The closing date for the band applications will be Friday December 19th, so make sure that you get yours in ASAP! Please find the link to the application on the graphic below: