Well, its been a long time coming and as just announced on TBFM today the 100 bands that have made it through to the knock out stage of the TBFM Factor 2014 competition.
One of the main attractions of this competition is the prizes on offer with the big prize being an album deal with USA label Ripple Music which includes worldwide distribution. Another of the amazing prizes could go to any of the 10 bands that make it to the final of the competition as it will be a choice from the sponsor Alt-Fest. The organisers of the festival will choose one of the bands from the final to play on the TBFM sponsored S.O.P.H.I.E stage. This is the first crowd-led alternative festival and is set to attract thousands of festival goers in August 2014. They announced on Christmas Day Mariyln Manson as their Saturday main stage headliner so they really do mean business. This is one hell of an opportunity for the bands too.
So the bands will take part in 10 weekly knock-out heats with 4 bands going through each week to the quarter finals. We then introduce guest judges to help with the voting. They are all music industry professionals and will add to the voting from the public. There will be 5 bands from each quarter final heat going through to the semi-finals and again 5 bands from each semi-final going through to the grand final in May 2014.
There will be 2 weeks of voting in the final compared to just 1 week in all rounds leading up to it. This gives the bands extra time to promote and also as we can make the big announcement and crowning of TBFM Factor Winner on our 5th Birthday on 1st June 2014 live on air.
There was 367 bands register for the free on air battle of the bands competition and the 100 that have made it through are listed below:
Heat 01Autumn Ghost, Baleful Creed, Engraved In Blood, KANG, Mage, Motorfinger, Sanity's Rage, Secondhand Habit, The Senton Bombs, Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics
Heat 023 Stone Monkey, Big Guns, Blackbyrd, Death Ape Disco, Eradikator, FURIES, ICONS, Morningstar, Oakhaart, Perception
Heat 03Crash in Clouds, Defy All Reason, Fire In The Empire, Haze, I Cried Wolf, Icon & The Black Roses, Looca, PANDEMIK, Skarthia, The Texas Flood
Heat 04Burnthru, Elysium, Heroes Will Fall, KaiDekA, RIP TYDE, Sa-da-kO, Stellify, The Rockford Heroes, Welcome Back Delta, Whiskey & Lace
Heat 05Crowdburn, Darkeye, Fucking Vintage, Odoghan, SeMPeR Fi, Solitary, Sondura, Stand With Heretics, Steeld, Twisted Species
Heat 06Assblaster, Black Belt KARATE, BLACKMAMBA, Donkerkarnuffel, Harmony Disorder, Heartbreak Remedy, Knighthood, Majesty, Particle Son, Pay For Your Sins
Heat 07All The Above, Aphemia, Asylum City Zoo, Big Mess, Honeycomb Love, I Am Demure, Modern Day Outlaw, Outright Resistance, Rain May Fall, WIDOWS
Heat 0844FIRES, ARCANE MILITIA, Bonemud, Bullitstorm, Codex Alimentarius, Common Outlaw, Kill For Eden, Kill or Cure, LoGOz, The Goddamn Electric
Heat 0921st Century Fugitives, crashgate, Doomed From Day One, Fighting Wolves, Hex, Mind Structure, OffPeak, RESIN, Revival, Terrics
Heat 10A.Z., Bad Touch, Black Of Night, Chase The Ace, Chronicles Of Submission, Deadman's Trigger, Gehtika, Needle Poppets, The Pretty Fragile, Twelve Gauge