BOTB Finalists

While the tour may be over, the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Recordscontinues as the 28 local finalists are in the running for the Grand Prize package outliend below.

Local Battle Of The Bands winners–who each had the opportunity to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2012 UPROAR show in their area–judging will run until October 30 by: Jose Mangin from Sirius XM, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance, legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner, and music industry veteran Bill McGathy.

The grand prize package for the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records includes:

  • A coveted spot to play live on the entire 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
  • Record an EP with legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner at world famous NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA
  • $10,000 worth of music gear
  • Professional photo shoot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson (
  • Exclusive editorial feature in Revolver Magazine
  • Music video by video director Strati Hovartos (
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  • One year supply of Ernie Ball strings
  • One year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink

We got to know a little bit about each winner and we’ve got all the exclusive interviews and performance clips of the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records finalists so you can check out who you may potentially see on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.

Click on each band below to watch:

Kansas City, MO - The Wreckage
St. Louis, MO - Killer Me Killer You
Chicago, IL - 3 Years Hollow
Holmdel, NJ - Scarlet Carson
Syracuse, NY - Face The King
Mansfield, MA - Gone For Days
Scranton, PA - True Becoming
Buffalo, NY - Early Rise
Pittsburgh, PA - The Riot
Saratoga Springs, NY - Mirk
Bristow, VA - Chuck Shaffer Picture Show
Simpsonville, SC - Kelen Heller
Detroit, MI - Suburban Syndicate
Indianapolis, IN - 7 Days Away 
Cleveland, OH - Impending Lies
Raleigh, NC - 21st Century Goliath
Atlanta, GA - Poynte
Tampa, FL - Soul Switch
Houston, TX - Love Story’s End 
Dallas, TX - Bow Prometheus 
Denver, CO - Lost Autumn
Salt Lake City, UT - American Hitmen
Spokane, WA - The Nixon Rodeo 
Auburn, WA - Window Pane
Portland, OR - In Her Memory 
Boise, ID - The Fallen Idols 
Phoenix, AZ - A Story Beneath 
Albuquerque, NM - Skulldron