METALLICA launch marching band cover song competition | Revolver

METALLICA launch marching band cover song competition

And they're offering $150,000 in prize money
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Metallica are searching for marching bands to cover their classic songs. The thrash titans are offering up over $150,000 in prizes for the best covers, and will choose the winners themselves.

Marching bands looking to enter the competition will actually get free access to a library of marching band charts for songs including "Enter Sandman," "Creeping Death," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and even new cuts from Metallica's upcoming album, 72 Seasons.

The competition is open to both high school and collegiate marching bands. Professional judges will narrow down the high school and collegiate entries, with Metallica ultimately making the final decision. Metallica fans will also be given the chance to vote for their favorite covers. The entry categories include:

1.  Collegiate: Division 1 - $75,000 in prizing
2.  Collegiate: Division 2, 3 - $40,000 in prizing
3.  High School - $15,000 in prizing
4.  Fan Favorite: Collegiate (across all divisions) - $10,000 in prizing
5.  Fan Favorite: High School - $10,000 in prizing

Winners in each category will also receive musical instruments from sponsors like Tama, KHS America, Zildjian, D'Addario, and Gator, in partnership with Sweetwater.

Entries are due November 16th, 2023 and voting will begin November 17th. Winners will be selected on December 1st. Bands can enter at