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At About.com Heavy Metal we cover the big name releases, but we also support the underground. Each month we bring you unsigned bands with a lot of potential and skill to make it. Dungeonmaster Dan Drago is in an unsigned band himself, and knows the challenges of climbing the music industry ladder. Here are five promising bands. We encourage you to check them out, and discover some excellent metal bands.

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Fullerton, California’s The Slidebar has partnered with Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to host the Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Battle Of The Bands live local music showcase this September and October. Unsigned talent will have a chance to compete for a chance to play the Monster Energy Main Stage on one night of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare — the ultimate Halloween music and horror event — will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 to November 2 at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles.

The live music showcase nights for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Battle Of The Bands will begin with preliminaries at Slidebar on September 9, 16, 23, and 25, and will culminate with the four finalists competing on October 6. One winner will earn the honor of performing on the Monster Energy Main Stage at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. The performance date for the winning band will be announced at the final battle at Slidebar on October 6.

To enter the competition, bands should email slidebarvenuebooking@yahoo.com by September 13, 2013. Each entry should include: band name, genre, Facebook page, Twitter, contact name, and contact e-mail. Bands will be chosen from these entries to perform at the weekly battles, each featuring five bands. Also visit the SlideBLOG at SlidebarFullerton.com for more details.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will feature 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2 headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music. Each Thursday night will feature rock alternative music, Fridays EDM, most Saturdays will feature hard rock/metal, and most Sundays will be Latin music focused. Please visit GreatAmericanNightmare.com for the full list of music performances by date.

A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the fully immersive haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: “Lords Of Salem Total Black Out”, “The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D” and “Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses”.

“The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard” will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.

Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30 at GreatAmericanNightmare.com. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite during the Los Angeles County Fair at Pomona Fairplex (August 30 – September 29). VIP packages are available for purchase at GreatAmericanNightmare.com.

Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, California, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.

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At About.com Heavy Metal we cover everything from the biggest artists in the genre to unsigned bands that most people may not be familiar with. Our monthly feature Drago’s Dungeon shines the spotlight on several unsigned bands. Dan Drago knows exactly what unsigned bands deal with, since he is a member of one himself. Check out the article, go to the band websites and listen to some excellent music. After all, every band was unsigned at one time.

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At About.com Heavy Metal we cover everything from the biggest artists in the genre to unsigned bands that most people may not be familiar with. Our monthly feature Drago’s Dungeon shines the spotlight on several unsigned bands. Dan Drago knows exactly what unsigned bands deal with, since he is a member of one himself. Check out the article, go to the band websites and listen to some excellent music. After all, every band was unsigned at one time.

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At About.com Heavy Metal we are big supporters of underground and unsigned bands. Check out our monthly column Drago’s Dungeon, featuring great albums from unsigned metal bands. Dan Drago is himself a member of an unsigned band and knows the struggles and challenges unsigned bands face. If you’re in an unsigned metal band anywhere in the world, or know someone who is, there’s information in the column on submitting material for future columns.

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At About.com Heavy Metal we are big supporters of underground and unsigned bands. Check out our inaugural monthly column Drago’s Dungeon, featuring great albums from unsigned metal bands. Dan Drago is himself a member of an unsigned band and knows the struggles and challenges unsigned bands face. If you’re in an unsigned metal band anywhere in the world, or know someone who is, there’s information in the column on submitting material for future columns.

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New Jersey’s BoundAlive has checked in with the following new year update about releasing new material in the coming months:

“BoundAlive would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 2013! For those of you who have been hit by tragedy in 2012, we are with you and hope nothing but the best for you in years to come.

“2012 was good to BoundAlive and we appreciate and thank everyone that has supported us and have been with us from the beginning through all the milestones.

“2013 is going to be a great year for us and our fans! NEW single will be out by spring along with a video for it and shows are on the works with other great unsigned bands. This past year we have been offered many contracts but hopefully in this new year we will be presented with the offer we’ve been looking for and deserve. Regardless, expect NEW music, NEW videos and amazing performances from BoundAlive in 2013!”

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Romanian metallers Goodbye To Gravity have released their new video for “The Cage.” The song comes from the band’s self-titled debut album, which is due out November 26th, 2012 via Metalfan Records Division. The album was produced and mixed by Alex Pascu and was mastered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Opeth, Kreator etc.)

The band played this year’s Summer Breeze Open Air festival, after being selected from over 2000 unsigned bands from around the world for the yearly New Blood Award.

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Periodically I recommend a different metal band you might not be familiar with. Most metal fans know the major artists, but sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper to more underground or even unsigned bands. This week’s recommended band is Psychotic Waltz. They started as Aslan back in the mid ’80s, and changed their name to Psychotic Waltz shortly thereafter. Their debut was 1990’s A Social Grace, and they released four studio albums before breaking up.

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One of the goals of tunelab is to try and come up with unique ideas or different ways that bands (primarily unsigned bands) can try and “make it” in the modern music industry. As music sales decline, bands have to find other avenues to generate income with things like merchandise, but it’s hard to generate […]

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