REPOST: ESP Guitars, The Acacia Strain and Metal Injection present: THE GOD DAMN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
As you may know, The Acacia Strain is heading out on tour with Terror, Stray From The Path and Harms Way (dates here), and to celebrate that and the fact that Halloween is right around the corner, the band and ESP are teaming up with Metal Injection for a good old fashion Halloween costume contest. We want to see the most creative ideas you have, and the coolest costume will score themselves a FREE ESP LTD EC100qm guitar! How sick is that?
How do you enter? Take a photo of yourself wearing your costume by November 1st (the day after Halloween), upload the photo to Imgur, or any other photo sharing site. Post the link to your image in the comments of this post. We will stop taking entries on November 1st, and then pick the funniest, awesomest, most metal costume as the winner. Contest is open to US residents only (sorry guys, ESP only ships into the US). Have fun and let's see those awesome costumes!
UPDATE: In order to prevent cheating, when taking a photo of yourself, make sure to hold up a piece of paper that says either "Get Your Fix" or "Fuck The Acacia Strain"
Anthrax is so pumped about their tour with Testament and Death Angel starting tomorrow (dates here) that they wanted to give away some sweet swag on Metal Injection. And, we do mean sweet! One grand prize winner will recieve the pictured, autographed vinyl copy of their new album, Worship Music, as well as a CD version. Two runners-up will get a CD version as well. How do you enter? Just leave a comment with the name of the member of the band who is related to bassist Frankie Bello. Easy as that. We'll pick a winner next week!
Our huge CMJ showcase is just a few weeks away, and we can't be more excited to be bringing you the musical stylings of Kvelertak (playing their first NY show ever), Skeletonwitch, Turbid North, Barn Burner and Battlecross. It's going to be a really fun time. How excited are we, you ask? So excited that we are giving away a pair of tickets to the show and one of these sexy limited edition posters to the show on the Facebook event page. Head over there for all the details, and hopefully we'll see you at Club Europa on the 21st!
We know there are a bunch of you out there that are guitarists, and anybody who is serious about their craft is always looking to go get better. That's why we've teamed up with the fine folks at JamPlay.com, the online video instruction site for acoustic and electric guitar, to give two lucky winners a one month free trial membership to the site. You will have access to hundreds of instructional videos including Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders, James Malone of Arsis, Doc Coyle of God Forbid, Emil Werstler of DAATH and more.
So if you want to win the membership, simply leave a comment stating who was Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist on his first solo album. Yep, that simple. We'll pick two winners next week.
And for those of you who hate contests, and just want to try out JamPlay for yourself, they are giving every Metal Injection junkie the ability to sign up for a free one week trial, no contest needed…everybody gets it, just sign up right here.
Seeing as though Metal Injection is sponsoring Toxic Holocaust's awesome tour that's going on right now, we decided to team up with the band and our friends at Relapse Records for a sweet giveaway. One grand prize winner will recieve a TH T-shirt and a limited edition Conjure and Command Deluxe CD/DVD and two runners up will receive a regular ole copy of Conjure and Command, which happens to be in stores now. How do you enter? All you have to do is a leave a comment with the name of the band's frontman. Yep, it's that easy. We'll contact the winners in a few weeks. Since you're such a big TH fan, might as well follow the band on Facebook.
Being the huge Megadeth fans we are here at Metal Injection, we just had to commemorate the 25th anniversary release of Peace Sells.. But Who's Buying. How are we commemorating? By giving one lucky junkie the 25th anniversary reissue deluxe edition box set! The Box Set features 5 expanded discs, 3 LP's, reproduced vintage concert flyers, a reproduced vintage ticket stub, two 8×10 photos, and a 20 page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich. Fuck yes, is that a sweet prize or what! Enter here: (more…)
It's been a while since we did the Guessing Game, so lets kick off the Summer right with a new game. We have a killer prize for our comeback as well. We are giving FIVE junkies who answer correctly a copy of the new AC/DC DVD, Let There Be Rock, in stores now, their legendary live concert film. All you have to do is leave a comment with your guess for who it is in the photoshopped image. We will send the winners notification via private message. Good luck.
Here is what the AC/DC DVD looks like, along with some more info: (more…)
Oh hell yes. The weather is getting warmer, which means it's time for the most extreme festival of the Summer, and as usual, Metal Injection is your hookup to free tickets. We will be giving away a pair of tickets for each stop of this year's Summer Slaughter tour which is set to feature The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Powerglove & Fleshgod Apocalypse. How do you enter? Simply leave a comment, copying the tour date from the list below and leave ONE sentence stating why you should win. Of course, if you don't want to risk it, tickets are currently available for all shows. Good luck junkies, we'll see you in the pit: (more…)
Everybody loves LOLCats! We've all wasted countless hours staring at cats with captions. But now, you can create your own LOL captioned photo for a chance to win some killer prizes from COB, ESP Guitars, and ZERO Skateboards.
Here is the gist of the contest: Find a photo of a metal fan, or collection of metal fans. Add a caption, in the style of LOLCats (if you don't have a photo editor, use this handy LOL Caption Builder) and then leave the URL to the image as a comment on this post. We will pick three winners, here is what each one will receive: (more…)
Now this is a killer giveaway! One lucky Ozzy junkie will soon be in possession of what you see above, a 30th Anniversary deluxe boxed set featuring remastered versions of Ozzy's first two landmark solo records, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman featuring remastered versions of both albums, extra live tracks and bonus tracks. The box set also includes vinyl editions of the albums, a 100 page coffee book, a wall-sized posted, a detailed full-size replica of Ozzy's iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and the Thirty Years After The Blizzard DVD. That's a $150-valued prize that we are giving away FOR FREE!
How do you enter to win? All you have to do is leave a comment with one sentence letting us know why you deserve to win/are the biggest Ozzy fan. We will pick the winner very soon. Good luck!
For those of you who don't win, all of these releases will hit stores May 31st. Pre-orders are now being taken.
This contest is closed! We have announced a winner, so check your private messages.
We took a little break from the Guessing Game, but it's back right in time for the weekend. Let's first take a look back at our last game. We'd like to congratulate last game's winners, MI junkies C_Ralston420 & TheJeremyMenace, who both win a copy of Soundgarden's new live album. To see the correct answer visit the last game page.
Onto this week's game. Two people who answer correctly will win a copy of Red Fang's new CD, Murder The Mountains courtesy of Relapse Records. All you have to do is correctly guess who is in the photo below and leave a comment with your answer. Remember, if you're not a registered junkie, you can now sign in instantly with your accounts from Facebook, Twitter, Google and other services.
In what has become a yearly tradition here at Metal Injection, we are once again doing our Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest ticket giveaway. We will be choosing a winner for each stop of the tour, who will receive two general admission tickets to the event. This year's Mayhem Fest is headlined by Disturbed and Godsmack, also featuring Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stich, Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow, Red Fang, so there is something for everyone!
How do you enter? All you have to do is leave a comment copying and pasting the exact tour date you want to go to from the itinerary below (after the jump) and include one sentence with something silly on why you should win. We don't want a life story here, just one sentence, and we know you're broke, so come up with something better! Who is your hook up? Metal Injection, that's who! Tour dates after the jump… (more…)
Damn it! We missed a few weeks of the Guessing Game, but let's get this shit going again. It's Tuesday, which means it's time to put your thinking caps on for this week's Guessing Game. First thing's first. We'd like to congratulate last game's winner, MI junkie Merginator, who wins a copy of Candlemass"s release, Death Magic Doom. To see the correct answer visit the last game page.
As for this week, we have a really awesome prize. One lucky junkie who answers correctly will walk away with Motorhead's new release, The Wörld Is Yours on both CD and vinyl! Sweet deal right? The album is in-stores now and the band are wrapping up a US tour with Clutch and Valient Thorr.
All you have to do is correctly guess who is in the photo below and leave a comment with your answer.
It's Tuesday, which means it's time to put your thinking caps on for this week's Guessing Game. But first, we'd like to congratulate last time's winner, MI junkie ThroughTheEyesOfAdam, who wins a copy of Turisas''s last release, Battle Metal. To see the correct answer visit the last game page.
As for this week, we have another sweet prize. One lucky junkie will walk away with a copy of Candlemass''s release, Death Magic Doom. All you have to do is correctly guess who is in the photo below and leave a comment with your answer.
Just because we're on a cruise doesn't mean we don't have time to play our favorite game. Before we get to this week's game, we'd like to congratulate last time's winner, MI junkie jacksondinky, who wins a copy of Lamb of God's 3 disc best-of, Hourglass. To reveal the winner of last week's game, click here.
As for this week, we're getting all prog-metal on you! One lucky junkie will walk away with a copy of Enslaved's Vertebrae. All you have to do is correctly guess who is in the photo below and leave a comment with your answer.