Sunday, January 20, 2008

Metal Heads - I am looking for you!

So you may recall an earlier post about a competition a friend of mine launched with a few buddies...a 10-week battle to find the best songs in reggae, across the various subgenres and styles. It has been fun to watch unfold and inspiring...Now I need you to join me in creating the heavy metal version...

Specifically I need at least one person or up to three more people who will commit to the 10-week Heavy Metal Smackdown Challenge, Part One.

Each week the participants will use the first eight of the 24 subgenres recognized in the Metal: A Headbanger's Journey "Definitive Metal Family Tree" to pick a song that best represents that subgenre to them. This will be followed by two "wild card" weeks where the participants can pick another song from any of the 8 subgenres. Each participant will provide me an MP3 of their weekly pick and a few words about the subgenre, band or track, all of which will get posted here and voted on by this site's visitors. At the end of the competition I will compile all of the winning tracks into a mixtape which will be available for download from this site.

Assuming I can get a few challengers I will issue the schedule along with the deadline for each week's submission. If you are interested and willing to commit 10 weeks of your life that you will never get back, post a comment here and let me know. In a perfect world, participants and a schedule will be in place this time next week.

I realize there is a good chance no one will step up - because you fear the challenge.

See you in hell!