The sixth installment of bands contest MetalGate Massacre is here. After a year-long break, same, yet different.

The first profound difference compared to previous installment is the codification of the genre focus of the contest at METAL in all its forms, CORE also in all its forms, and CROSSOVER, which we undertook to underscore the style diversity of the contest, and simultaneously avoid genre missteps so to speak. If your band plays any of these genres, then feel free to enlist.

The second important novelty is the implementation of an age limit for members of competing bands, only one of whom can be older than 25 years of age. This we did as we would like MetalGate Massacre to be the platform that will aid young beginning bands on their journey through the perilous terrain of the Czech music scene, for any music genre, metal, core and crossover included, needs new blood, that is, bands that have something to say, that are not afraid to challenge the established conventions, and it is bands like these that we would like to give the opportunity to show their potential. Maybe it is you, whom we seek!

The prizes of the sixth installment shall correspond to this goal.

The contest itself shall proceed as usual. It shall again be divided into the registration phase and live rounds. The former shall begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, with the band registration for the sixth installment kicking off on the contest website, and lasting till November 15, 2015. One month later, that is, December 15, 2015, the names of 16 bands that will enter the basic rounds shall be announced. These shall once again be selected by a panel of jurors.

The live rounds shall commence in January 2016. There will be once again four basic rounds, taking place in the Prague-based club Modrá Vopice. The subsequent two semifinal battles and the Grand Finale shall move, as in last installment, to the Nová Chmelnice club.

The voting on the live rounds remains as it was, meaning that it will be up to fans and jurors present on site to evaluate the bands competing within the round in question.

More information about the sixth installment of MetalGate Masscre will be regularly announced on the official contest website.

So, to arms bands and fans! MetalGate Massacre is back!

Press release available here.