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Metalhead Death Growler Casting Call For TV Show

Casting Producers for an Emmy Award winning, international TV show seek one metal head for the current season. If you are a vocalist, preferably in a band now, between the ages of 25-35, this is your opportunity to promote your death growl on a major TV show while teaching a young person what it means to be metal.

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and able to come across as a bit of a hard ass when needed. This is a unique opportunity for someone to help make some else's dreams of being metal come true. This is also a chance to promote your musical abilities and passion. This search is open to anyone in the continental US.

If you or someone you know might be interested in working on this project, contact Rachelle.Mendez [AT] mtvnmix.com or call 212-654-7612.

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hu... I am not in a band, but do fit the other requirements. Might try out for this.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. fingermanz writes:

i smell a metal version of american idol coming soon :(

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Necropolis writes:

This better not be that crappy show with Gene Simmons.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

If Gene has anything to do with it then no ammount of money could get me to put my name on it!

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Christo Diavlo writes:

Cant 19yrs be enough??? Ive been in a few bands...

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Hmm, personally this is going on my list of things of reasons to start distancing myself from metal. At least from what I can grasp from the description anyway.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. blessed with hatred writes:

FCKIN GAY!

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZT writes:

25-35? Why the hell are they looking for Senior Citizens?

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZT writes:

"Hmm, personally this is going on my list of things of reasons to start distancing myself from metal."

That's odd, i've been doing the same lately, Oz. It seems like Metal has become a household word these days....

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Indeed. As of late I feel that metal has been bought and sold and I can't see it ever recovering. Of course there'll always be some great bands going but very seldom will these bands reach anywhere without compromising their sound. Metal's alot like hip-hop in that respect. In hip-hop there's some great rappers with things to say like Immortal Technique and Sabac Red but if you say modern hip-hop people will think of 50 Cent, Kanye West or worse... Soulja Boy! Likewise with these times, if you say metal people connect it to Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars and Bullet For My Valentine and then if you wanna go into sub-genre's, I've heard scene kids say that bands like I Killed The Prom Queen and Eternal Lord are "real" death metal and then slag off the pioneers like Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide. You don't have to like those bands but at least respect that those bands all had a hand in REAL death metal. Anyway, enough of this moaning and complaining.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Metal maybe a household word, but how many of thoes homes use it endearly? I dont care if alot of people know about metal, its still going to be my life, my passion and wear my band tees and such showing my support for it. I will always go to shows too.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DangerDave writes:

Any True Self Respecting Metal head Would Not Be A PArt Of SomethingLike This. It Just Goes To Show YOu ThaT fAKE Corporate "Metal" Bands Are Taking Over. And The More People Who Buy Into This, Just Help Water Down The Metal Scene Even More. True metal Is And Always Will Lie With the UnderGround. No Amount Of National Exposure Is Worth Selling out.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

Erm... Kali missed the MTV part. I was thinking this was like a Sam Dunn type project. Nevermind me submitting! *is embarrased by her mistake*

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. XWigglesX writes:

LOL!

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

Would have been more funny if I made the call. "Uh... This is an MTV propect? Yeah... Go fvck yourself you cvnt!"

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Terminator writes:

good save there kali lol!

and since when does growling alone make a band metal?

you can watch enough -core teens tear their vox chords to shreds on youtube. we dont need a tv show dedicated to sh**ty, emotionless and pointless screaming.

f*** mtv!

now playing: municipal waste - the inebriator

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

Not a save Termie, but a realization after a re-read. Normaly I re-read everything twice.

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ChiefStubbs writes:

Hah, this is hilarious. I would make a mainstream metal criticism, but dammit, I like Slipknot, Korn, SOAD, and a7x. Still, though, while this may be a bastardization of heavy metal, why would you start distancing yourself from it? Go ahead and let the corporation have what they *think* is metal. You know what is metal to you, so you shouldn't let them ruin it for ya.

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ZT writes:

"but dammit, I like Slipknot, Korn, SOAD,"

sh**, I do too, dude! I guess you could say I "grew up" with those bands........

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

I also like Slipknot, Korn and SOAD, particularly SOAD. It's not the corporations or whatever that ruins it for me, just the condition of metal today as a whole. I feel it's been ruined more by posers and wannabes then corporations but that's just me. The metal scene seems to have developed this pomposity about itself though (in England anyway) that I don't like one bit. Metal is and forever will be something truely special to me but it's kinda been ruined for me now and I don't wanna deal with it.

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalrox555 writes:

This could either be a great idea or one of the worst I've ever heard... I'm not sure yet.

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Jackrum writes:

id like to think that most metal fans would have more self respect and integrity and therefore would avoid any dealings with such a show..

"teaching a young person what it means to be metal"???? what in the name of christ is that even meant to mean?

i really cant see a cannibal corpse or obituary style vocalist getting this.. i can forsee a whingy self harmer from a my chemical romance tribute band winning the chance.

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

I guess I can say I dont relly care how popular the new "metal" bands get,or how much they do stupid sh** on Mtv,I just choose to not even really pay much attention to it.I will still be listening to what I consider good metal,you know like,Gorguts,At The Gates,Testament,Exodus,Deicide,Death,Exhorder,and many more,all this crap with the "Hot Topic" metal bands now is just like with the crappy a$$ c*** rock stuff that was "popular hair metal" when I was in high school. I just did the same thing then and kinda ignored it and kept blasting my Death Angel,Nuclear Assault,or Devastation tapes.Just like Poison and Ratt..this too shall pass.

# Jul 13, 2008 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Necropolis writes:

MTV already tried this with their Battle of the Bands for Ozzfest position and look what we got out of that. A Dozen Breakups, I mean A Dozen Furies.

Anything that is shown on MTV is like the Diet Coke of metal. HBB - diet caffeine free coke, its just not an accurate representation of what broad range of music is out these days.

Thats what sucks about the "genre" of metal. Until you actually become a fan of it, you'll only be scratching the surface of it. You could only listen to death metal and never get into the progs, the doom, black, thrash, etc. And that doesn't even include the -core's.

NP - Deftones "Passenger"

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Terminator writes:

^ more like the diet caffiene free generic store brand cola that all the scene kids drink and then inacurately call coke. and then, when they think they know "coke" so well, they take a coke/pepsi taste test challenge and choose pepsi -- but say that they still like coke better.

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^lol

I wouldn't worry so much about the mainstreaming of Metal that is going on these days, I would suggest just hiding in a hole with some Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden for a few years and just wait it out. It's just a less potent rerun of the 80's hair Metal scene. Is it any coincidence that Bullet For My Valentine is composed of what could be confused for hot chicks? Poison anyone..? Besides, because of the degraded state of most Metal during those days, we got some great bands who were playing their hardest to get away from all that (Metallica, Slayer, Testament, etc...I'm sure you can think of a few others you liked from that era) I personally am happy listening to bands like Dimmu, Pig Destroyer, and Ted Maul, who generally don't seem to appeal so much to the A7x fanbase. I just ignore what goes on outside of my musical tastes these days, unless it's really important, like... "everyone who buys the new madonna cd gets a solid gold microwave!" Then I would have to start raising hell. Other than if that happened, I'm ok for now. lol

Now Playing: Iron Maiden- "Can I play with Madness"

p.s. then again, I have no idea how bad it might be in Britain, so forgive me haha

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. DeathInEye writes:

I was only in Britain for three months so I by no means claim to have any knowledge of the true scene there but I did attend a Soilwork show with Dark Tranquillity, Caliban and Sonic Syndicate. CALMEST SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN! Mostly kids too. I'm not sure many even knew DT. O,o If anyone left bruised/injured it was probably inflicted by the door as they left like Sid!

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. SHREDDER13 writes:

That's It!!...I've had enough of MTV's lame ideas!!...
I'm going to nuke them!!!....lol...But seriously....this is ridiculous!!...

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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