The Polishing Of Metal Contest
By Derek McDonald
So? You think you are a record collector, eh? Well, how well
do you know your artists? Let's find out.
Over the past year on both the RRCA site and Legends
Magazine you have had the opportunity to preview a book now in the making: THE
POLISHING OF METAL - The Condensed History Of Heavy Metal Rock. I hope you have
enjoyed it. But there is one problem - IT'S NOT DONE! There is much more work
to do and you can help.
Here's what is needed: I need volunteers to research and
report back to me every Heavy Metal Band that has ever graced the surface of
the earth. What I need is the following:
1. Band Name
2. Latest recording label
4. Country Of Origin
1. Date of founding
2. Date of Ending (if they are
3. Latest/Last band member line up
4. Name of any album they
5. Catalogue number of recording mentioned in item 4
statement on band
Rules of play:
1. All submitted bands must have pressed at LEAST one
single, demo or album that was sold either in stores or via mail order to the
2. All names submitted must be REAL, immediate disqualification of
ALL your entries if even ONE cannot be verified.
3. All items from the
NEEDED DATA section on this form must be submitted.
4. Applicants can enter
as often as they like but each submission is treated as a separate application
(you cannot submit your list in parts over time).
5. Yes, you may submit
your band for inclusion.
6. A MINIMUM of 20 items must be on your list or
it will not be considered.
7. Only unique items will be counted towards
winning, duplicates from other contestants are ignored if you submit the same.
(If you plan on sending me "big name" bands then send a list of "obscure" ones
as well to make sure that some of your submission is counted).
decision on the winner is final.
9. All submissions become the property of
Derek McDonald and the Rock Record Collectors Association. Sorry we cannot
10. It is your responsibility to clear up any
copyright/trademark infringements that may occur with your submissions.
Ok, and how is the winner decided? The person who submits
the largest list which covers ALL of the NEEDED DATA and more of the BONUS DATA
on each band than anyone else will win. Basically: Judging is on QUANTITY AND
What is the prize? Well, you will get your name plastered
into Legends and on the RRCA site. Also you shall receive the INDENTITY-3D CD
compilation (published by Century Media). No, it's not much, but it shows my
appreciation for your work and gives you a sampling of today's latest artists
as a trophy. ALL submitted items will get publication on the RRCA web site as
well as being included in the book.
Where do I send my lists? Please submit your list to one of
the following addresses:
POST : THE RRCA C/O: Derek
Re : Polishing Of Metal Contest
126 Martindale Ave.
Please remember to include your return address. Only the
winner will be contacted. If you wish to participate but do not want to compete
for the prize then please say so on your submission. Although submissions will
be accepted until further notice the prize contest ends midnight April 6,
This contest is held with participation from the following
THE ROCK RECORD COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
(c) Copyright 1998 Derek McDonald and the