Tremont Music Hall

The Road to the Sphinx

ESP along with Headbang For The Highway presents

The Road to the Sphinx

Wake of Redemption, Spine Extraction, Vices & Vessels, Autumn's Blood, The Last Great Escape Artist, This Fallen Empire, Sovereign, Islander, IMAGES

Sun, February 10, 2013

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

$3 underage surcharge for those under 21

The Road to the Sphinx
The Road to the Sphinx
Your Performance:
Your band will be playing in front of an A&R rep (s) from Sumerian Records and Headbang for the Highway. Your band is competing for a regional time slot on Summer Slaughter or All-Stars for round 1. In addition, if your band should be chosen as the winner of your Headbang date, you will advance to the 2nd round of 3 to play a regional semi-final for a Sumerian Records recording deal. In the second round you would compete with 6-9 other bands with the same style of judging as round 1. Bands winning the second round will be required to travel to Hollywood, CA to play with 9 other bands where at least one band will be chosen as the winner and signed to a Sumerian Records recording deal. Bands will be responsible for their own travel and expenses on all the shows.
• Your band should play no more than 4 songs and should limit sets to 15 minutes. As this is a label showcase, this will be strictly enforced and your band should be prepared to bring their "A" game and play nothing but your best 4 songs.
• To enter, your band must be unsigned. Play with passion, confidence and perform with conviction.

Judging
Judging is based on song writing, originality, stage presence, crowd reaction and tightness of playing. Ticket sales do not determine the winner. The winner is ultimately based on talent and perceived potential, not ticket sales. However, we strongly believe bands should be getting as many fans and friends out as possible to support them. Headbang for the Highway gives out brutally honest, yet constructive criticism. Think "Simon" from American Idol, but constructively.
The judges will speak with each band individually after their set to give constructive, but brutally honest criticism.
Wake of Redemption
Wake of Redemption
Wake of Redemption is a heavy metal band of Christian faith based in North Carolina, USA. Formed in 2009, the band originally consisted of guitarist Matt Hoover (who in the late '80's/early '90's, played with rock vocal coach Jaime Vendera), guitarist Nick Wiley, drummer and vocalist Stephen Wiley, and bassist Arthur Summerlin.

The four began playing together in 2008 when they were hired to be the backing band in the rock group Counterfall. After that group's disbandment, they decided to start their own band with a desire to play heavier, original music and thus, Wake of Redemption was born. Once material was written the band took to the road, playing to strong crowds throughout their native North Carolina.

In mid 2010, they caught famed producer Jamie King's ear and recorded their present, unreleased CD "Earthshaker." The band's music is an eclectic blend of modern and classic metal with lyrics that touch on all aspects of the human experience. Their music appeals to fans of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, and Opeth but has a ubiquitous quality with which many people empathize, even those who normally don't listen to the genre. Wake of Redemption is currently pursuing label interest and planning another tour in support of their album Earthshaker.
Spine Extraction
Spine Extraction
Spine Extraction creates Brutal Dark Music.
A Sick Mixed Metal Band focused to aggression. Spine Extraction recorded their first Album with renowned professional sound engineer Jamie King.
Vices & Vessels
Vices & Vessels
Vices & Vessels is a metalcore/hardcore band from Charlotte, NC. Formed in October, 2012. Our mission is to entertain the masses and build a fan base to create the pathway to our career and life on the road as Musicians.
Autumn's Blood
Autumn's Blood
Since forming in late 2009, we've been been constantly working to form a sound that we can comfortably call our own.
The Last Great Escape Artist
The Last Great Escape Artist
TLGEA is a Metal/Djent influenced band from Charlotte Feat: MattDiggs-Vox.BenHeron-Guitar. DavidBowen-Guitar. JesseLane-Bass. MitchMoore-Drums.
This Fallen Empire
This Fallen Empire
Sovereign
Sovereign
Sovereign is a melodic progressive metal band based out of Charlotte, NC. Creating a sound that is both powerful and unrelenting. Sovereign has infused a variety of classical, middle eastern, and jazz features that are seldom found in the Charlotte metal scene. For the first time listener Sovereign brings a rich, full tone sound to the ears. With a live show full of high energy and musical dexterity, Sovereign remains unyielding and inexorable.
Islander
Islander
Islander is made up of four individuals that have fallen in love with being a band. The guys have been hard at work playing with bands such as Flyleaf, The Chariot, As I Lay Dying, Stretch Arm Strong and many more. Catch them on tour!
IMAGES
IMAGES
Images, officially forming during the fall of 2011, is composed of Kalen Caple, Jose Mejia, Jesse Black, Anthony Faso, and Ryan Lau. Images is a band that hopes to surpass the musical standard. Each member bringing different influences of music into the band, Images strives to bring something new to the table....