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Bands will compete for a regional time slot on Summer Slaughter or All-Stars for round 1. In addition, the winner will advance to the 2nd round of 3 to play a regional semi-final for a Sumerian Records recording deal. Bands winning the second round will travel to Hollywood, CA where at least one band will be chosen as the winner and signed to a Sumerian Records recording deal. Judging is based on song writing, originality, stage presence, crowd reaction and tightness of playing. Ticket sales do not determine the winner. The winner is ultimately based on talent and perceived potential, not ticket sales. However, we strongly believe bands should be getting as many fans and friends out as possible to support them. Headbang for the Highway gives out brutally honest, yet constructive criticism. Think "Simon" from American Idol, but constructively. The judges will speak with each band individually after their set to give constructive, but brutally honest criticism. This show is all ages, 21 & up to drink!
Manager: Darlene Stuebe of Xeonlive Management
Bio: Some people are born to play music. This is the firm belief of the core members of Hot For Skippy who, since 2008, have been perfecting their style of forward-thinking technical, melodic, and progressive metal. Based out of Westmont, IL, guitarists Victor Poelman and Jay Alvear, drummer Wayne Pom...See Full Bio
"Coming from someone who has worked in the Chicago local scene for almost seven years, and heard every kind of metal act out there, Hot For Skippy is a breath of fresh air. One of the best metal bands in the scene. Heavy, original, and always putting on an energetic live show. Hot For Skippy is a treat for any metal fan, and even people, like myself, who don't like metal that much will enjoy everything they have to offer to music." Michael "Skippy" Skapy-Lee The Nite Light Cafe Sound Technician/Booking Agent