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You have a metal band, you are ambitious and serious, and you think you deserve to play at a major, internationally known festival? New Forces is the right place for you!
MetalDays with New Forces has a long-standing tradition of supporting newcomer bands in their career, because we believe that newcomer bands are the ones that are most important for a healthy Metal community and its future. We've always had an ear for bands that deserve more recognition. For example, Alien Weaponry played their first concert at a major festival at none other than MetalDays. We were never afraid to give bands that we thought deserved high slots to show themselves to a large audience. We believe in you, and that's why we put a lot of energy into New Forces.
Exciting Changes Coming to New Forces Band Selection Process!

We are thrilled to announce some exciting updates to our band selection process for the MetalDays festival's "New Forces". As we strive to continuously improve and evolve, we're introducing a fresh approach that will not only bring more dynamism to the festival but also provide opportunities for bands from around the world to showcase their talent.

What's Changing?
Our new concept involves hosting local shows in different regions, where emerging bands will have the chance to compete for coveted slots at MetalDays. This shift in our band selection process aims to make the experience more engaging, competitive, and accessible to up-and-coming talent from various corners of the globe.

Why the Change?
We believe that music is a universal language, and there's immense talent waiting to be discovered globally. By expanding our selection process to include regional shows, we hope to unearth new gems in the metal scene, providing a platform for diverse voices and styles to be heard.

What Bands Can Expect?
Local Battle: Bands will have the opportunity to participate in local battles or showcases in their respective regions. These events will be organized to showcase bands' skills and stage presence.

Global Exposure: Winning bands from these local shows will secure a slot at MetalDays, gaining exposure to a diverse international audience.

Diverse Genres: We welcome bands from various subgenres of metal to participate. Whether you're into death metal, folk metal, black metal, or any other style, we want to hear what you've got.

Fair and Transparent Judging: Our judging criteria will be transparent and fair, ensuring that talent shines through. Bands will be evaluated based on their performance, originality, and connection with the audience.

Networking Opportunities: Even if a band doesn't win a slot, participating in these events will offer valuable networking opportunities and a chance to connect with fellow musicians and industry professionals.

Stay Tuned for Updates:
In the coming months, we'll be rolling out more details about the regional shows, judging criteria, and how bands can participate. We are committed to making this transition as smooth and exciting as possible.

At MetalDays, we've always believed in the power of music to unite people, and with these changes, we hope to foster an even more vibrant and inclusive metal community. We can't wait to see what incredible talent emerges from these new opportunities.

Thank you for being a part of the MetalDays family, and let's rock on together!

Stay metal 🤘,

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