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The Metal Hall of Fame and Deko Entertainment are proud to announce the Metal Hall of Fame "Future of Metal” contest, for unsigned bands and solo artists ages18-25.


The Metal Hall of Fame's "Future of Metal" competition guidelines are as follows:

1.  The Metal Hall of Fame Future of Metal contest will run May 15, 2022, to
December 1, 2022.
2. Any hard rock or heavy metal band or solo artist ages over the age of 18 throughout the world can enter the Future of Metal contest by May 15, 2022.  Only 1 original composition of either an MP3 recording or YouTube video link will be accepted. Any bands/solo artists, with any type of recording and/or distribution contract, are ineligible to enter.
3. The winning band or solo artist with the most votes will be announced on December 1, 2022, via the Metal Hall of Fame Facebook page. The winner will have the opportunity to play on the main stage at the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala on January 2023, in Anaheim California, will obtain a recording/distribution contract with Deko Entertainment, and will receive a major publicity campaign.
4. Only hard rock, heavy metal, death metal, progressive hard rock/metal instrumental, and hard rock/progressive with vocals genres of music are accepted.
5. One band with the least amount of votes will be eliminated each week during the contest. The remaining bands will continue and be announced on the Metal Hall of Fame Facebook page every Monday throughout the contest.
6. Metal Hall of Fame and Deko Entertainment executives will screen all contestant submissions and will decide the final competing 24 bands. Once the 24 bands are chosen, all votes for winning band or solo artist will be chosen via public vote only.
7. All contestants must fill out the form below and show proof of age and submit MP3/music video Link via email to:
8. The band or solo artist with the most votes will be declared the winner of the contest on December 1, 2022.


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