In early 2008 Reign of Fury vocalist Bison Steed was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
He was treated at Warwick Hospital, where he had surgery to remove the tumour (and the testicle), which was replaced with a prosthetic one. Bison was told that the surgery had been a success, but that he would need to undergo a course of intensive chemotherapy as a preventative measure, given that the type of cancer (seminoma) had a fairly high chance of spreading and reoccurring.
Driven by this life changing experience, Bison, his band mates, and their Manager Andy Pilkington are going to do something they wouldn’t have felt possible before something that will help others who’ve been touched by it.
Just this week Bison celebrated being 5 years clear of cancer and this weekend the Headbangers Balls will be taking over TBFM Internet Radio with show specials from Friday night with the Friday Frenzy (the extreme bands) all the way through to the Squatter Spot on Sunday night.
There will also be big chances to win the Headbangers Balls compilation album, t-shirts and tickets to many of the gigs. Listen all weekend for clues on how to win some excellent prizes!
With 50 bands playing at 12 locations around the UK over 2 months, there will be a chance to support this amazing cause. The dates for the tour are as follows:
Fri 12th Cardiff Bogiez
Sat 13th Bristol Exchange
Sun 14th Plymouth White Rabbit
Fri 19th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sat 20th London Camden Underworld
Sun 21st Oxford Academy 2
Fri 2nd Wakefield Snooty Fox
Sat 3rd Manchester Club Academy
Sun 4th Glasgow Classic Grand
Mon 5th Newcastle World HQ
Fri 16th Liverpool Lomax
Sat 17th Birmingham Warehouse
You can get more information regarding the bands from the Headbangers website www.headbangersballs.co.uk and also check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.
TBFM INTERNET RADIO / METALMOUTH / HEADBANGERS BALLS TEXT COMPETITION
From now until Tuesday 9th July 2013 we are running a text only competition to win all of this great merch from the Headbangers Balls tour. This is a standard rate text number, if you have inclusive texts on your mobile then it is free to enter too.
1 LUCKY PERSON WILL WIN ALL OF THE FOLLOWING
REIGN OF FURY Album, EP & Tee Shirt
MAD HATTER 2.0 Album, Tee Shirt & Key Ring
HEADBANGERS BALLS Limited Edition Tour Tee Shirt
BLACK SANCTUARY Tee Shirt
KARHU Shirts x 2, signed CD’s x2 plus Badges
INCINERY CD’s x 2
SMELL YOUR MUM Shirts x 3
SPIT LIKE THIS CD
SUICIDE WATCH Signed CD’s x 2 plus Signed 7” Single
2 TICKETS to the Headbangers Ball of You Choice
1 HOUR TAKEOVER on a TBFM Online show
There are 3 clues
One on the TBFM Internet Radio website, www.tbfmonline.co.uk
One on the MetalMouth website www.metalmouth.net
One on the Headbangers Balls Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/headbangersballsUK?fref=ts
Clue 1 gives you the total number of band members playing on the tour
Clue 2 gives you the total number of female band members on the tour
Clue 3 gives you the total number of band members who have had a ball removed
Please note All clues are correct as of 28th June 2013
The correct answer is the total potential number of balls on the tour
minus the 2 missing balls for each female band member
and the 1 missing ball from those who have had one removed.
50 band members = 100 balls
minus 5 Female band members (10 balls) = 90 balls
minus 5 balls removed = 85 balls TOTAL
therefore you would text “TBFM BALLS 85 John Smith “ to the competition number.
TEXT YOUR ANSWER TO 07786200690 text TBFM BALLS (plus the answer and your name) to be in with a chance of winning the prizes shown, you can enter as many times as you wish and all correct entries will be entered into a prize draw at the close of the competition.