The Deadline Approaches!

October 20th, 2010

The deadline for our Figment Metal Concept Album contest is fast approaching!  On Friday, October 22nd at midnight ET we will close the contest to new entries, so make sure you post your entries before then!

When the deadline for entries passes, our crack Figment editorial staff will narrow the submissions to ten (10) finalists.  These ten (10) finalists will be sent to renowned metal album cover artist Ed Repka who will select a winner and two (2) runners up.

The winner will receive:

ZT Lunchbox guitar amplifier courtesy of ZT Amplifiers.  Since it’s introduction in early 2009, the ZT Lunchbox guitar amplifier has changed the way many musicians think about amps.  Never before has an ultra-compact amplifier reached gig-level output, let alone sounded good enough to be used not only live but in the recording studio as well (three Lunchboxes were in studio for MGMTs latest album “Congratulations”, and they are beginning to appear on several other recordings.)  Lunchboxes have found homes with pros such as Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Nels Cline and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), and Hunter Perrin (John Fogerty Band) among many, many others.  This goes to show that the Lunchbox is useful even for players who can have any gear they wish.

A copy of the new metal concept album “Warp Riders” from Austin, TX based metal band The Sword courtesy of Brooklyn’s own Kemado Records.  We’re all HUGE fans of the band here at Figment and think “Warp Riders” will rightfully grace many a year-end Top 10 list this year.  This album should serve as suitable inspiration for the winner!

A copy of ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler’s new book “My Appetite for Destruction” courtesy of Harper Collins.  After 40 years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a debilitating stroke, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, sets the record straight on his year’s in Guns N’ Roses, his subsequent descent into addiction, and his ultimate recovery.  It’s a harrowing, but honest look at the highs and lows of being a rock star and a must-read for metal fans.

So what are you waiting for?  Check out the rules and get your entries in now!

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