Are you guys sick of me mentioning this yet? I'm assuming you actually know what I'm talking about. Just in case, I'll explain. If you do know what I'm talking about, feel free to skim this part, so I don't bore you with the details. I shall get to my point shortly.
This Battle Of The Bands thing I am talking about is through Warped tour and its thousands of up and coming bands competing to get in the to 200 of a list. The top 200 is special because those bands get to play selected dates on Warped tour. I stated in a separate article that Immortal Music was directly involved with the BOTB this year. While, saying that sounds extremely cool, as if Immortal Music is sponsoring it or something, its actually more involving the person behind Immortal Music.
I manage a band called, Remedy X, and we have been pushing exceptionally hard to get them on Warped tour. Its been an extremely long road, and the road has not come to an end just yet. We need your help extremely badly. The goal is to get them on the lineup for the July 25 date, which is in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Now, I'm aware that this date will not be one that everyone can go to, but hear me out on this.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
I believe in these boys a lot, not just because they're my friends but because I see their talent. We're all hoping that getting on this date for Warped tour could open up a ton of doors. Promoting them alone has gained them so much. Radio stations across the country have noticed, and a few magazines from across the globe have acknowledged them. Doors are already open, and getting on Warped tour could be the step in the right direction.
Everyone deserves a chance to see their dreams become reality, right? I think everyone can agree with that. Something else everyone can agree on is how much is sucks to get so close to a goal that you can almost taste what you're working so far, just to have it not work out.
That's the point we're at. Remedy X is at 233 on the list, with 88.3% (As of June 13, 2014 at 2:29pm EST. When you see this, who knows where they'll be.) and as I said before bands need to make it into the top 200 to get on Warped tour. We're so close and I'll be honest, its stressful as hell knowing we're this close and might not get it still.
That's where you guys come in. If you don't want to vote, fine. You don't have to, you don't have to do anything if you don't want to. But know this, it'd be highly appreciated and this could make a band's dreams come true. Every single band you know and love right now once started at the bottom. Where nobody knew their name, and hardly anyone cared. It took people caring and showing interest, and helping them to get them to the level they are today. You can vote for as many bands as you wanted, and its the top 200 that get in, and not every is direct competition for one another.
Cut offs for each band is two weeks prior to the shows that they're trying to play for, which is more than likely the cities closest to them. Ours, once again, is July 25. Our cut off date (I think, this is simply guesstimated.) is July 11. We have four weeks exactly to this day to go up at least thirty four more spots. We need your help a lot! Please come help. If nothing else, come and listen to them. That alone will help greatly!
A lot of people are using excuses not to vote. I've seen many people say, "Well, I've never heard of them." or "I've never heard their music." You once didn't know what your favorite bands sounded like either. To add to that, new music is always awesome, and there is music on the Warped tour page. There's also a link to more music (Their Reverbnation page), and social media sites. Its all there, its just up to you to care. Other people are saying to me, "Sorry, but I've already voted for so-and-so." You can help a ton of bands dreams come true.
So think about this, wouldn't you want someone to help you make your dreams -your dedications- come true? You wouldn't want your hard work to go to waste, right? Its just something to consider. Please keep that in mind, and come check them out. Hell, don't even just come and check them out, come check out some of the other bands also competing. There's a ton on the list that are really talented, and none are known. Except SayWeCanFly, he shouldn't even be on the damn list. He should have just been accepted on Warped tour.
It'd mean a lot to not only myself, but the band to get to play Warped tour. So many bands have gotten their starts at Warped tour, and I want them to get their chance.
You can come check out Remedy X, and vote here. By doing that, you will receive virtual hugs from Immortal Music, and Remedy X, and you've discovered new music! Its a win-win situation there.
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