Ever since breaking its silence, Finnish metal act Thunderstone has overhauled its lineup, splitting with drummer Mirka Rantanen and singer Rick Altzi and welcoming back former vocalist Pasi Rantanen. Now the band is seeking to fill the open drummer spot and is accepting submissions.
Here is the announcement and rules of submission:
“The current line-up of the band is:
“Vocals: Pasi Rantanen
Guitar: Nino Laurenne
Bass: Titus Hjelm
Keyboards: Jukka Karinen
Drums: … YOU?
“That’s right, for the first time in the history of the band, we are putting out an open call for drummers to audition for THUNDERSTONE! And we want to make it a process that everyone can enjoy, so read the next paragraphs carefully.
“This is what you need to do:
“1. Listen to the song ‘Forevermore’ (from Evolution 4.0)
3. Record your playing on top of the backing track. You can do this either with a multitrack or just blasting away in front of your phone camera—as long as we can hear the original in the background.
4. Send the track to us by *09/09/2013*. Either:(a) send a link to an uploaded YouTube video, or (b) send your clip directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org via www.wetransfer.com
5. When sending the link or the file, add the following text: ‘I give Thunderstone permission to use this recording on all social media platforms’.
6. OPTIONAL: If you have videos of your earlier performances on YouTube or elsewhere, send us a link. This is not required for consideration.
7. DO NOT link your video to the Thunderstone FB page by yourself. We want to build a YouTube channel from these submissions so that fans can find all of them in one place—and we want to keep the excitement going on!
“Simple, right? If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. Just drop an email at email@example.com.
“All submissions will be given a serious and careful consideration by the band!”