Bodog Music Battle of the Bands Hits the Road to Find the Best Band in America

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Bodog Music's $1 Million Battle of the Bands hits the road to find the best band in America. For more info on all the artists at Bodog visit

Bodog Music's $1 Million Battle of the Bands has narrowed the field to 17 survivors culled from more than 7,000 entrants who signed up on the web site and participated in over 300 live battle concerts. Starting January 23, the 17 who remain will say "Cleveland Rocks" as the competition takes it on the road to the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where the final elimination tour and shooting of the Bodog Music Battle of the Bands reality show begins.

The tour manager for the Bodog Music Battle of the Bands will be noted KROQ DJ and Loveline host Stryker. Judges for the battles include legendary Sex Pistol John Lydon and Canadian Superstar Bif Naked. They will be joined on the road by an array of music notables who will test the competitors with challenges. The notables include: Bowling for Soup, members of Slipknot, the Exies, Avril Lavigne, the Barenaked Ladies, Steve Vai, Maxim model Julie Hinton and more.

As they visit six rocking cities -- Cleveland, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles -- on five plush Bodog tour buses, the bands will face a variety of ordeals and battles to finally decide which one is the best unsigned band in America and who wins the coveted million-dollar contract.

The 17 bands that will assemble in Cleveland range across all genres. Here are their names and the city from which each hails: The Mood (Atlanta), Ahimsa Sunrise (Washington, D.C.), Fall From Grace (Seattle), Fear Nuttin Band (Boston), Left 4 Dead (Chicago), Subversa (Houston), Ashmore (Dallas), The Desciples (Denver), Silverspork (Detroit), Blaxmyth (Los Angeles), Big Bang Radio (Miami), Leroy Smokes (Minneapolis), Idle Red (Phoenix), Strifer (San Francisco), BurnDown All Stars (Philadelphia), MuRdok (Tampa) and Live Society (New York). Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre noted, "The Bodog Music $1 Million Battle of the Bands has become even bigger than we imagined. It is so gratifying to have our contest become a force in independent music. The bands have been forced to the edge of their creativity in music and marketing and now the best will get to the next level in the finals on our reality TV show."

Film crews have been following every step closely in each city. This unique look into the Bodog Music $1 Million Battle of the Bands will take nationwide audiences front and center to the final rounds, where defeats, victories and personal triumphs will be documented.
The Bodog Music Battle of the Bands Elimination Tour will feature Battle Concerts across the U.S., starting in Cleveland on January 24 and Memphis on January 29.

About Bodog Music

Bodog Music ( is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With offices in the U.S.,Canada, Europe and the U.K. , this record label features a diverse and growing roster of talented musicians including: DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Bif Naked, Neurosonic, The Vincent Black Shadow, Overkill, Nazanin, Bishop Brigante, Billy Idol, Soma City Ward, and The Heck. Bodog Music also distributes the Warcon record label and several acclaimed global movie soundtracks in Europe, including the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine, Resident Evil: Extinction, Nacho Libre, and Saw III. In its second year, Bodog Music's Bodog Battle of the Bands will award $1 million recording contracts to the top unsigned bands in the world! With two new competitions - one held in North America and one held in Europe - Bodog Battle of the Bands will air on major television networks across the globe and online at Bodog TV ( Bodog Music founder Calvin Ayre is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, and was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. For more information, contact

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