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Grind Percussion Announces Blast Off Metal Drumming Competition

Grind Percussion has announced Blast Off, the fist drumming competition of it's kind, of which Metalunderground.com one of the many sponsors. Blast Off is a drum competition for metal drummers.

The event will take place on March 29th 2008 at 11:00am at:

Independent Records & Video
937 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

Any metal drummer that can get to Denver for the event can enter. There are plans to hold future competitions in other cities - Denver is just the first. The space and time is limited, so get your entry in.

Depending on your level of experience, you will be placed in one of 3 possible divisions:

1. Entry Level - someone who is not in or may be in a local band, but has never shared a stage with a National act.
2. Mid Level - any player who has played in a band that opened for a National act.
3. Top Level - any player who has been in a National or International act.

Each player will be given a total of 8 minutes. Your preparation and playing time is as you see fit, within the time limit. You can play an original song, solo or cover a song. You will have the open option to wear an ipod or other earphone device and may bring your his or her own bass pedals, sticks and seat.

The judging will be handled by John Merryman of Cephalic Carnage, who will also be doing a short introductory drum clinic, Eric Park of Devourment / Hyperion, and Jason Parrott of the Colorado native Skinned.

There are over $8,000.00 in prizes for the winners, guests and raffle winners. The top prize will include a new set of Axis Black Longboard A Bass Pedals with an XL Specialty Road Case. Other prizes will include items from Meinl, Trick, Local drum shops an more.

Many random prizes will also be given away and raffled off including:

Drum Gear
Signed Gear ( a signed sean reinert cymbal from the Cynic "Focus" recording!)
Local Drum & Tattoo certificates
DVD's / CD's
SWAG
Tshirts
Grindstix
Books / Magazines

You can register here by filling out the short form and waiting for your acceptance email. You'll be notified as soon as possible on the registration results. If there are too many entries, the organizers will either move the venue or choose by lottery.

The event will also give visitors a chance to sit down and try out multiple different bass drum pedals. Courtesy of Rupps Drums, Denver Colorado.

Source: SickDrummer.com

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