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Heavy Metal Eurovision - internet contest organized by www.esckaz.com
Permanent adress: http://metal.esckaz.com/

Heavy Metal Eurovision - 3rd edition (December 2005 - January 2006)
3rd edition of the Heavy Metal Eurovision has finished. Please find result below.

Archives:
2nd edition, 1st edition

Featuring:

Check: photogallery, lyrics
To download mp3s please use right click + "Save as..." exept where stated.

Country Band (official website link) Song (mp3 link) Album (metal-archives link) Average points Place
Algeria Worth Trapped Between Past And Future (click on link) The Fading Scene Of Life (Demo) 2004 4,3 39
Austria Serenity When Moon And Sun Unite Starseed V.R. 2002 5,3 21
Belarus Soulsides Tvaya Rolya Demo 2004 5,7 13
Belgium Crusader I...Joan Fools 2003 5,8 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visoki Napon Jos Uvijek Trazim Te Demo 2001 3,8 41
Bulgaria Mystica Cascade (alternative link) Cascade (Demo) 2003 4,5 37
Croatia Distorzija Uma Hajducka pisma (alternative link) Distorzija Uma 2004 4,2 40
Cyprus Fallen Angels Armageddon Fallen Angels (EP) 2004 5,3 20
Czech Republic Salamandra Nothing But Dust Great Moravian Elegies 2004 5,7 12
Denmark Anubis Gate Children Of The Pauper King (alternative link) A Perfect Forever 2005 7,0 1
Estonia Herald Heavy Metal Wakes The Beast Heavy Metal Wakes The Beast 2005 4,8 32
Faroe Islands Tyr The Edge Eric The Red 2003 5,1 24
Finland Olympos Mons Through The Ice And Snow (alternative link) Conquistador 2004 6,0 8
France Secret Of Dawn Trapped In Space Trapped In Space (Demo) 2002 5,4 17
Germany Black Abyss Time Angels Wear Black 2004 6,8 4
Greece Emerald Sun Scream Out Loud The Story Begins 2005 6,9 2
Hungary Ad Astra Ujra Uton Demo 2003 4,9 28
Ireland Steel Tormentor Holy Lightning Unleashed 2004 5,3 22
Israel Orphaned Land Ocean Land (The Revelation) Mabool 2004 5,0 25
Italy Crystal Empire Crystal Empire Lord Of Illusions (Demo) 2005 5,4 18
Kazakhstan Phoenix Mir Sna Surrealism 2005 4,6 35
Lebanon Nightchains The Law (alternative link) Metal To The Bone 2005 4,9 31
Liechtenstein Perfect Mind Lies Temple Of Innocence (Demo) 1998 4,4 38
Lithuania ShadowDances Awaking Inside The River Of Lost 2002 4,9 28
Luxembourg Mercury Trapped In Conception For Those Who Care (Demo) 2004 4,6 34
FYR Macedonia Timesand Diary Of Hate Diary Of Hate (Demo) 2003 5,0 27
The Netherlands Silent Edge Through Different Eyes The Eyes Of The Shadow 2003 6,9 3
Norway Thunderbolt Demons And Diamonds Demons And Diamonds 2002 5,9 9
Poland Black Horsemen Cold As Ice In The Beautiful Night Of Winter... 2003 6,1 5
Portugal Rebellion The Great Dragon Ascending 2002 5,6 15
Romania Trooper De La Inceputuri Desant 2005 5,8 11
Russia Nefelim Lethe (The Life Scenes) Gate Of Creation (Demo) 2005 5,4 16
Serbia and Mont. Demether Silence Within The Mirror 2004 5,4 18
Slovakia Dead Poets Society Fait Accompli Fait Accompli (Demo) 2001 5,1 23
Slovenia Sweet Sorrow Einherjar Demo 2005 5,0 25
Spain Ira Regia Capitulo Final (alternative link) Capitulo Final (Demo) 2004 5,6 14
Sweden Cryonic Temple Inquizition Blood, Guts and Glory 2003 6,1 6
Switzerland Endoras Bloon On Horizon Demo 2003 4,6 35
Turkey GloriaN Rising In The Nights (if link is not working download from here) Demo 2004 4,7 33
UK Intense The Skull Of Sidon Second Sight 2004 6,0 7
Ukraine Last Hope Ostannya Nadiya Ostannya Nadiya 2002 4,9 30

Rules:

Additional clarification: Ladies and Gentlemen! We once again underline that this contest is FAN BASED and UNOFFICIAL. In should be NEVER mixed with Eurovision Song Contest organized by EBU which is live event. Heavy Metal Eurovision is organized within the regular frames of such type of internet contests. There are dozens if not hundreds such contests in the other musical styles in the web, and as this is first attempt to organize such contest 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 directly 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. No prizes are distributed as well. 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. Purpose of it is to promote heavy metal bands from different European countries among us, heavy metal fans. Stay metal!

Main rules:

Participating countries
- active and associate members of European Broadcasting Union. Few countries may be in and out from one edition to another if no suitable bands are located for respective country. There is no official relegation for the countries and participation depends only on availability of the suitable entries. Few countries may be granted exclusion, like Kazakhstan, which takes part in the contest as special guest country.
As per request, we'd like to explain the fact that for example Malta, Latvia and some other countries which took part in previous 2 editions are missing now - we were not able to locate suitable (that means heavy but not death/hardcore band) from those countries. It doesn't mean there aren't any but getting audiofiles from them appeared to be problematic. We hope this countries will get back in the next edition and rely on you - please if you know any bands in the missing countries - send us your suggestions!
Attention: since the 4th edition of the contest we may start allowing associate members of EBU to participate, at least it is discussed. Among associate members are USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia and others. For more information on active and associate membership read website ebu.ch

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.

Preselection: Is run by organizers, but any voter may suggest his nominations which will be properly considered.

Nominations 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 bands (not songs).

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 (about 40 songs). 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.
When voting try to judge not quality of recording and not quality of mp3 (because they may differ from country to country), but quality of the music, potential of the band and lyrics of the song.

Deadlines for voting are set by the organizers, in general voting period is one month. The contest is approximately 5 editions project scheduled to run every quarter of the year.

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. Please do not vote by giving 10 points to your country and 1 point to all others. This votes will be simply disregarded and your adress blocked from futher 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:
Black Abyss, Black Horsemen, Crusader, Emerald Sun, GloriaN, Mercury, Phoenix, Salamandra, Secret of Dawn, Steel Tormentor, Sweet Sorrow, Thunderbolt, Tyr, Worth;
Before Silence, Blynd, Eleftheria, Gaia Epicus, Gone, Eternal Flight, Manticora, Mindfeeder, Old Season, Tuzmadar;
Altair, Armageddon, Desert, Distant Light, Dyslesia, Emerald, Holy Dragons, Offertorium, Persefone, Rosebourg, VII Gates, Symbolic.