COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Launches Inaugural “Battle of the Bands” Competition

COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Launches Inaugural “Battle of the Bands” Competition

COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is announcing their first-ever official “Battle of the Bands”, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry! Additional prizes will include a Record Deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a Management Deal through Street Smart Management, COLDCOCK Whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a Sponsorship deal with KRANK Amplifiers, custom REMO Drumheads, Miktek Microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more. This unique “Battle of the Bands” contest is designed to actively give up-and-coming artists hands-on experience with representing themselves professionally in the industry.





Rock, hard rock and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting COLDCOCK Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to

The contest takes place from May 1, 2015 until August 31, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.


“COLDCOCK Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting COLDCOCK Whiskey to their fans!” states COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler.  “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”


Judges include:

John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Tour)

Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour)

Sam Bettley of Asking Alexandria

Yesod Williams of Pepper

Chris Linck of Attila

Dan Jacobs of Atreyu

CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool

Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob

Don Jamieson (comedian and co-host of VH1’s “That Metal Show”)

Shannon Gunz of Sirius XM

Don Robertson of Street Smart Management

Tony Couch of Indegoot Management

Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR

Chad Vogelsong of Monster Products

Ryan Harlacher of Creative Artist Agency

Larry Mazer of Entertainment Services Unlimited



One (1) Year long booking deal with a Major Booking Agency

Record Deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records

Management Deal with Street Smart Management

Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

A PR Prize Pack including press releases, media placements, music servicing and more from Adrenaline PR

A One Year Endorsement Deal with KRANK Amplifiers

Custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar

Monster Products prize package
50 Pair of custom branded Vic Firth sticks along with other accessories

Custom REMO Drumheads

A One Year Endorsement Deal with Miktek Microphones


One Finalist Band will receive:

Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

Custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar

Krank Amplifier REV+ 4×12 half stack, 100 watt head and a 4×12 cab

Monster Products prize package

12 pair of Vic Firth sticks of players choice along with accessories

Custom REMO Drumheads


Three Runner Up Bands will receive:

Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

Monster Products prize package

12 pair of Vic Firth sticks of choice




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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