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BIG NEWS! Beloved has been selected for the first round of the HARD ROCK RISING competition - a competition that could set them up to perform in Italy to 40 000 people!

On Monday 3rd February visit the Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg Facebook page (link below), and check out the Hard Rock Rising competition where you will be able to download tracks from the competing bands for FREE. Each download is a vote for that band! You can vote for more than one band, but only one download/vote per user per band.

Download "Blame" from the competition page and Beloved will get a vote! The artist with the most downloads/votes will go through to the next round to battle it out at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg!

Beloved need your votes, so why not use this chance to download BLAME for FREE!

BELOVED make TOP 30 of the JagermeisterSA #BackTheArtist competition

BELOVED have made the TOP 30 of the Jagermeister South Africa #BackTheArtist competition. With prizes valued at R75 000.00, this competition is a very fruitful opportunity for the band, with fierce competition to take on! Help Beloved win a slot in the Top 20 by voting Beloved at www.backtheartist.co.za for their track, 'Wild Horses'.

WINNER chosen for EP art competition!

Mathew Pearce has been announced as the WINNER of the Beloved EP art competition. Mathew's inspired and satirical play on a Little Red Riding Hood theme won the band over and will feature on their iTunes artwork and CD sleeves for their upcoming EP, still to be titled.

Design our EP album art!


Designers - gather closely! We are happy to announce a competition for the design of our EP album art for our CD cover and online stores such as the iTunes store!

If you're keen to enter, email belovedbandofficial@gmail.com for a release form. Please note that the winner will grant all rights to the artwork to the band and that there is no monetary prize for this competition. The winner will receive credit for their artwork of course, so this is a great opportunity for up and coming designers!

Competition closes 31st July 2013 so get cracking!

Design specifications:

iTunes cover art * JPG/JPEG perfect square 1400 x 1400 pixels * Resolution of 300dpi * Best quality RGB colour mode - including black and white

CD insert art * Finished dimensions at 600 dpi * Pixel dimensions of are 2850px X 2850px please add 0.125" on each edge for the bleed

FONT can be supplied for the "Beloved" title which MUST be kidtypepaint.ttf

Rules: * No immediate family/spouses of the band may enter * Entrants agree to sign a release form to the artwork * No profanity, URL's, etc may be used in the design * Design must meet specifications to qualify


Beloved to record 4-track EP!

Beloved will be in studio at Anti-Motion Studios, with engineer and producer David Grevler this weekend, to record their 4-track EP (Extended Play).

The EP is planned to demonstrate the versatility in their sound, boasting the re-release of their demo "Sold me" as the first single, and three tracks loosely classed as being "heavier" and "most commercial", respectively.

The band are currently hosting a competition for fans to design their album artwork for both online stores and CD inserts. For more information, kindly visit their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/belovedofficial

TIME TO VOTE! MusicReview BattleVote Round 2 Battle: Beloved vs Revery

After a nail-biting battle against CrashCarBurn last week, it's time for Beloved to face off against Revery in their second round battle in the MusicReview.co.za BattleVote SA competition!

The second round battle will take place between today, Thursday, 4th July 2013 and Saturday 6th July 2013 over a 48-hour period. Vote, vote vote - 1 vote per browser!

Here's the link to vote: http://www.musicreview.co.za/2013/07/04/battlevote-round-2-match-4-beloved-vs-revery/


With the mass of support, Beloved did it last week, let's help them do it again and defeat the competition in the name of grunge!

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Beloved vs Revery - MusicReview BattleVote SA Round 2

After a nail-biting battle against CrashCarBurn last week, it has been announced that Beloved will face Revery in their second round battle in the MusicReview.co.za BattleVote SA competition!

The second round battle will take place between Thursday, 4th July 2013 and Saturday 6th July 2013 over a 48-hour period. Poll times to be advised.

Be involved in this vote by RSVP'ing to the Facebook event below to stay up to date with details, however in any event, please VOTE again!


Thanks to all of you, Beloved were able to cause quite an upset in their previous battle... let's do it again!

Beloved win Vs CrashCarBurn - MusicReview BattleVote SA Competition, Round 1

Beloved caused quite an upset when they beat established SA artist and tournament favorites, CrashCarBurn in a grueling 48-hour online poll, this Friday morning 28th June 2013.

Beloved maintained a steady lead from the commencement of the poll on Wednesday 26th June 2013, and held their competitive edge all the way through to the closure of the poll this morning.

The band are clearly favored strongly in their community and circles, receiving numerous positive comments on the poll and praise.

Beloved now move on to the 2nd round of the competition to be held on 4th July 2013, which will see them face a soon-to-be-announced battle winner in match 9, for a spot in the semi-finals. The band have expressed sincere thanks to their fans and followers who helped them win this battle.

MusicReview BattleVote SA - review and vote link

Beloved is a grunge / alt rock band from Johannesburg. Their music is heavily influenced by the nineties and there is something very ‘moreish’ about listening to it. Unlike how many people would state that Soundgarden’s early material is difficult to listen to, there is something very accessible and easy about Beloved’s music. There’s a certain sense of charm to this band and it comes through in their music. Beloved are the underdogs in this battle, and have nominated their track ‘Sold Me’.

To vote go to http://www.musicreview.co.za/2013/06/26/battlevote-sa-round-1-match-8-beloved-vs-crashcarburn/

Voting ends 9am (South Africa) on Friday 28th June 2013

Please vote for Beloved - BattleVoteSA

This Wednesday, (tomorrow 26th June 2013 from 9am South African Time) please help us show the 'big boys' a little competition! We're in an online vote competition against South African band CrashCarBurn! Please help out the 'little guy'! Our video for our demo 'Sold me' will be competing against an entry of theirs! All you need to do is vote for your favourite entry! This is truly a DAVID vs GOLIATH challenge, with CrashCarBurn having more than 17 000 followers! However, there's nothing like a little bit of healthy competition, and supporting the underdog right? The poll goes live at 9am (South African time) on Wednesday this week on www.musicreview.co.za and runs for 48 hours. For access to details on the poll, fixtures and the link itself, please RSVP to the Facebook event below: https://www.facebook.com/events/138930016303720/ Thank you for your support Beloved