The next installment of the Orlandobands.com/Evermore Sound Evermore Battle of the Bands takes place on Tuesday, September 24 at The Haven in Orlando. This week’s battle features live music from Orlando bands Cold War Relic and Spiritual Warfare along with Florida bands Dedbolt, Severed By Faith, General Eyes and Catcher and the Rye.
“We are really looking forward to just getting out there and playing in front of a more diverse audience so we can get our music to the masses,” said the members of Orlando band Spiritual Warfare. “The chance to win a professionally done EP and music video is definitely a plus as well.”
The band is impressed with what they see from Ben Gardner and Orlandobands.com and the Orlando local music scene. “We love what Orlandobands.com is doing with the scene! They are taking all of the local talent that’s out there and helping them be heard, and that’s what the music industry should be about.”
The sponsors of this year’s Evermore Battle of the Bands are Evermore Sound, Orlandobands.com, Capacity Productions, Freedom Union Records, Classic Cases, InEarz Audio, Rejuven-Ink, Spawn Guitars, Left Digital Media, Goin Balistic!, 101.1 WJRR’s Native Noise with Supa Dave and The Orlando Local Music Examiner. “We haven’t officially dealt with any of the sponsors yet, but when we went to pick up our tickets from Evermore Sound we were thoroughly impressed with the facilities and the atmosphere,” sad Spiritual Warfare. “Luke over at Evermore was a really cool and welcoming dude, and even if we don’t win we think we may have found the studio we want to go to.”
The bands will be competing for over $25,000 in prizes including a custom built guitar and recording packages. They will be judged on several categories including musicianship, songwriting, originality, crowd reaction, stage presence and professionalism, as well as promotion and networking.
The Evermore Battle of the Bands is at The Haven, 6700 Aloma Ave. in Winter Park/Orlando. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. with the first band. Tickets are $5 in advance from the bands. (Their pre-sale tickets count as part of their score.) Tickets will be $8 at the door for this 18+ event. Just as the past battles, they will be collecting donations for charity. The money collected this year will go to the Southeast Lung Transplant Fund, helping to support HelpHOPELive.