Heavy Metal Eurovision - internet contest organized by www.esckaz.com

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Heavy Metal Eurovision - 1st edition (June - July 2005) - Contest completed

The Final Results are available (scroll down). Congratulations to the winners, thanks to the voters and see you soon in the 2nd edition of the contest.

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Featuring:

List of participants:

New: Read lyrics of participating entries
(please send us missing ones if you have them)
New: More pictures of the participating bands added (please send us missing ones if you have them)

Country Band (official website link) Song (mp3 link) Album (metal-archives link) Average points Place
Albania Alboys Destroy The Enemy Ikje Ne Erresire 2003 2,8 41
Andorra Persefone Truth Inside The Shades (excerpt) Truth Inside The Shades 2004 6,3 24
Austria Stygma IV The Way To Light The Human Twilight Zone 2002 7,1 14
Belarus Aquamorta Ruzy Albo Dym Unknown album 5,3 36
Belgium Magic Kingdom Child Of The Nile Metallic Tragedy 2004 7,1 11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Symbolic Don't Turn Away Demo 2004 7,2 10
Bulgaria Rosebourg Deathly Silence Deathly Silence 2002 5,3 34
Croatia Stimulans Back To You Promo 2004 6,2 26
Cyprus Armageddon Last Mile Spoils Of Conflict 1999 8,3 2
Denmark Pretty Maids Destination Paradise (sample) Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Overdoing 1999 8,6 1
Estonia Kantor Voy Canvas Girl Headswitch 2003 5,0 37
Finland Stratovarius Gotterdammerung (Zenith Of Power) Stratovarius 2005 6,7 20
France Dyslesia Years Of Secret Years Of Secret 2002 6,2 27
Germany Running Wild Angel Of Mercy (sample) Rogues En Vogue 2005 7,3 9
Greece Power Crue Gates Of Fire Night...Mares 2005 7,1 14
Hungary Stainless Steel Mission Wigant 2000 6,6 21
Iceland Nevolution Nothology The Jumpstop Theory 2004 3,8 40
Ireland Scavenger Ethereal Journey Madness To Our Method 2004 5,5 33
Israel Desert More Than My Life The Way To Honor 2004 7,1 11
Italy Rhapsody Autumn Twilight (sample) The Magic Of The Wizard's Dream 2005 6,8 18
Kazakhstan Holy Dragons The Last Fight Volki Odina 2005 8,0 6
Latvia Distant Light Prison Of Dreams Prison Of Dreams 2004 5,9 30
Lithuania Spellbound Run...Run...Against The Sun Promo 1997 5,3 34
FYR Macedonia Steel Temple Morbid Visions Of Mine Barajki Go Spasot 2004 4,0 39
Malta AngelCrypt Thou Shalt Die Thou Shalt Die 2005 7,1 11
Moldova Offertorium Der Sturm Ohn Dich 2005 6,1 29
Monaco GodKiller The End Of The World (excerpt) The End Of The World 1998 5,5 32
The Netherlands Ayreon Though The Wormhole (sample) Ayreunauts Only 2000 7,5 8
Norway Jorn Living With Wolves (excerpt) Out To Every Nation 2004 7,1 14
Poland Altair Scarlet Flower My Infinity 2003 5,8 31
Portugal Evidence If I Can't Stop The World Spiral 2002 6,2 28
Romania Rhetorica Gandhuri (Parts 1-3) (preregistration required) Gandhuri 2005 6,5 23
Russia Legion Bird Elements Of Fire 2004 8,0 6
Serbia Alogia Secret Spheres Secret Spheres Of Art 2005 8,2 4
Slovenia Whisper Falling Leaves Of Eternity Tree Of Eternity 2005 6,8 19
Spain Avalanch Alas De Christal El Hijo Predigo 2005 6,3 25
Sweden VII Gates Bounded By Hate Fire Walk With Me 2003 8,2 3
Switzerland Emerald Emerald Knights (sample) Calling The Knights 2002 4,6 38
Turkey Disenchant Dilemma Dilemma 2005 6,9 17
Ukraine Witch Hunter Witch Hunter Windrose 2004 6,5 22
UK Iron Maiden Wildest Dreams (sample) Dance Of Death 2003 8,1 5


Rules:

Latest news: Voting deadline is set at midnight of 24th of July 2005, and results will be revealed afterwards. You still have chance to cast your vote and change result in your favour as it is really really close with up to 8 bands still fighting for the first place. Remember that you should rank ALL entries in your vote from 1 to 10, but there is no limits to 10th or 1th or whatever mark you're giving. 0s are not accepted, all bands should get at least 1 point from you. Votes should be sent at metal@esckaz.com
We're now discussing the second edition concept. Possibly it will start soon after the end of this edition, so stay tuned!
It seems that we will accept some new countries in the game and eliminate some countries, exact decision was not yet taken. Also we will try to ensure there is not so many of such a undisputable bands like Iron Maiden or Stratovarius for ex. in the running, thus giving attention to less known bands from the biggest countries.

Additional clarification:
Ladies and Gentlemen! We once again underline that this contest is FAN BASED and UNOFFICIAL. It is organized within the regular frames of such type of contests. There are dozens if not hundreds such contests in the other musical styles, and it seems as this is first event in heavy metal style, it is rather new for the audience, and we need to clarify and emphasize on the fact that participating bands are NOT INVOLVED in the contest. Some of them are not even informed about their participation, and result in this fan contest can not affect them at all. It is simple GAME, the one you can play, or can ignore, or can invent your own one with your favourite bands and different rules. Stay metal!

Additional important information:
at this point the main voting is done by judging all participating songs on 1-10 scale and sending the votes to metal@esckaz.com . Please keep votes coming! Vote sheet should include your name, city and country you're voting from.
You're also welcomed to write reviews for the competing songs, which will be published later. If you're reviewing in Russian - feel free to post your preview to this topic at MB. All reviews are representing the opinions of authors and should be regarded only as such.
Voting is planned to last during 2 months - June and July. The end of voting will be announced one week in advance. No preliminary results will be published ever not to affect further votes.

If you will notice broken links, or will need better quality files of participating entries, or full mp3s of those entries presented at the list by samples - write to us and we will try to help you when possible.
Attention - couple of files may require preregistration at the servers they are located at, it is very simple procedure, but alternatively we can send this files via e-mail.
We recommend you to use SoulSeek software for mp3 files search, but please try to download official mp3s linked in the list where possible, or buy original CDs when available.

Main rules:

Participating countries
- ESC participating countries + Italy and Kazakhstan as special guests = 41 country. The possibility to add and eliminate countries in next editions is still being discussed. However no more wildcards will be given if contest stays European only and all continents will have equal rights in case World concept will be accepted.

Requirements for participating bands: page at www.metal-archives.com, official website with mp3 files available for download in decent quality. Priority is given to active power metal and prog metal bands with experience.

Preselection: Big 8 countries (UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia) representatives are selected via internet voting, participants from the rest of 33 countries are selected internally by organizers. However organizers are accepting suggestions which will be properly considered.

Nominations for the big 8 countries and suggestions for the other countries should be sent to organizers at metal@esckaz.com or published at the discussion board which is located at Metalism records messageboard. Voter can nominate only one band (not song) for each of 8 countries. The band getting most nominations occupies country spot in the current edition of the contest.

The main voting is done with judging all participating songs in 1-10 scale and votes should be sent to organizers at metal@esckaz.com or published at the discussion board which is located at Metalism records messageboard. Before the voting you should download and listen properly to all of the participating entries. For voters residing in Almaty, Kazakhstan all entries can be given out on mp3 CD if requested. In case download link fails to function and no alternative will be available - organizers will take the decision whether to upload file themselves or to disqualify the entry. To get better quality mp3 - buy original CDs and if they are not available use sharing programs as E-Mule & Soulseek. We have checked - all songs are available through this software.

Deadlines for voting are set by the organizers, in general nominations period takes one week and voting period - one month. Contest is scheduled to run twice a year if other schedules permit.

Participation in nominations and the main voting is open for everyone, but voter should mention his name, e-mail and city of residence when voting. One can vote for his own country, but all votes will be checked to prevent multiply voting. Only correspondence in English or in Russian will be accepted. Attention: No mp3s to be sent via e-mail!

Disclaimer: Heavy Metal Eurovision is not real life contest, it is fan based event taking place in the internet. Purpose of it is to promote heavy metal bands from different European countries. Data and recordings used in this contest remain property of the bands and other copyright holders and are used by the organizers for the promotion purposes only. Heavy Metal Eurovision is not associated with Eurovision Song Contest which is registered trademark of European Broadcasting Union.

Organizers hold the right to change the rules at any point of the competition or to cease the event completely.

special thanks to www.metal-archives.com and http://metalism.fastbb.ru/

We also kindly thank following band representatives for their interest in the project and wish them good luck in the contest and success in the future: Altair, Armageddon, Desert, Distant Light, Dyslesia, Emerald, Holy Dragons, Offertorium, Persefone, Rosebourg, VII Gates, Symbolic.