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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. 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 Contests**: Bands will have the opportunity to participate in local contests 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. -**How to participate?** Bands can already submit to the New Forces contest. Visit this link, and fill in the application form:

**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. 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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