LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) September 15, 2007
Seattle rock band Fall From Grace are the official winners of the first-ever Bodog Music Battle of the Bands. Their win aired live September 5 on the series finale at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on the fuse network. Fans made the ultimate decision by voting via SMS text messaging, and the Seattle-based foursome Fall From Grace was awarded the $1 million Bodog Music record contract. Battle finalists Blaxmyth and Fear Nuttin' Band also performed at the packed venue.
Musicians and celebrities, such as A. Jay from Lit, John 5, Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise, Scott Shiflett of Viva Death (ex-Face To Face), members of I am Ghost, rock drummer Carmine Appice, Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC), actor Anthony Michael Hall, actress Rena Riffel and Average Joe bachelorette Anna Chudoba, joined Bodog Music Battle of the Bands judges Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited (PiL), Billy Duffy of The Cult and punk-goddess/Bodog Music recording artist Bif Naked, along with host Stryker (co-host of syndicated radio show "Loveline") at the show's live finale.
During the competition more than 7,000 bands registered and performed at 350 battle showcases throughout the U.S. The field was then narrowed down to 10 lucky semi-finalists that competed in the Bodog Music Battle of the Bands reality TV series. Over the past four weeks, the 10 bands traveled across the U.S., performing showcases for local fans and completing a series of hardcore challenges designed to test their abilities as a rock band. Eliminating one band each episode, the show featured live performances from the competing artists and criticisms as well as praises brought to them by the panel of expert judges. "Tour manager" Stryker guided the bands through their collective experience along with a crew of music biz notables, who mentored the musicians on their path to the $1 million grand-prize recording contract and live on-air finale.
"Our whole team is stoked that Fall From Grace won the first ever Bodog Music Battle of the Bands. We know that we can really help the band achieve the success that their fans and our audience know they deserve. We'll be putting them in the studio to record, and they'll be releasing their first Bodog Music album in 2008. Then, its back on the road for those guys," notes Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre. "Now we are gearing up for the second battle and taking it to Canada and Europe as well as the U.S., so we are sure to find even more great artists for Bodog Music."
Submissions are now being accepted for the next Bodog Music Battle of the Bands. For more information and to sign up your band, visit: http://battle.bodoglife.net/signup/band.php
For up-to-date information on the show visit: battle.bodoglife.net or http://www.fuse.tv
About Bodog Music
Bodog Music (music.bodoglife.net) is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Europe, this record label features a diverse and growing roster of talented musicians, including: The Vincent Black Shadow, Neurosonic, Wu-Tang Clan, Overkill, Nazanin, Bif Naked, Bishop Brigante, Billy Idol, Warren G, 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, Nacho Libre and Saw III. For the second year in a row, Bodog Music is looking to award $1 million recording and marketing 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 will air on major television networks across the globe and online at tv.bodoglife.net. Bodog Music Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006.
For more information, visit music.bodoglife.net.
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