The final voting stages of Red Bull Studios annual Download Festival competition have begun. 15 lucky finalists have been chosen to battle for the much sort after 8 slots for a chance to appear on this years Download Festival bill.
The contest began with unsigned bands nationwide entering with 100 chosen by the voting public to make it to the panel of judges. This years panel consisted of BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Kerrang! Radio's Katie P, Red Bull Records label manager Angie Somerside and Don Broco who wittled the 100 finalists down to just 15. From the final 15 bands, 6 will make the cut via public votes with 2 extra bands being selected as wildcards by the judges.
Check out the links below to listen to all of the bands and to cast your vote. Here at Scribes Nik is putting his money on Out For Tomorrow to make the cut, Claire is rooting for Breathe In The Silence and Jamie is tipping Vanity Draws Blood. Let us know what bands you are voting for!
A Mouth Full of Matches from Lancashire
Adelphia from Nottinghamshire
Bentley Park from York and Manchester
Breathe in the Silence from South Wales
Call It Reckless from Norfolk
Chasing Cadence from Hertfordshire
Chinese Missy from London
Create to Inspire from Essex
For All The Wrong Reasons from Lincolnshire
Invocation from Buckinghamshire
Life on Standby from Strathclyde
Out for Tomorrow from Somerset
Sinners Highway from Nottingham
They Say Fall from Lincolnshire
Vanity Draws Blood from Surrey
The voting closes this Friday when the winners will be revealed! Keep voting for your favourites and keep an eye on the Red Bull Studios website for the winners. Scribes Of Metal will also have exclusive interviews with Vanity Draws Blood, Out For Tomorrow and Breathe In The Silence in the next couple of days so keep checking back for those.