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Category Archives: No Label Needed

No Label Needed Update: New Music From Scorched Earth Policy, Hemoptysis

Posted by on November 30, 2010

All 20 of the finalists for the No Label Needed Contest and Series were great bands, and while Iron Thrones ultimately triumphed, the runners-up aren’t sitting still. In fact, 2011 will bring new music from at least two of the bands in the contest. San Francisco Bay Area quartet Scorched Earth Policy have released a […]

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Falling To Pieces Frontwoman Nicci D. Perishes In Motorcycle Accident

Posted by on November 8, 2010

Metal Insider is sad to report Falling To Pieces’ frontwoman, Nicci DeSoto (Nicci D.), perished in a motorcycle accident over the weekend. The Bay Area band had been a finalist in the No Label Needed contest and series. Falling to Pieces had formed in 2004, and Nicci joined two years ago along with former Bleeding […]

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Iron Thrones Announces Fall Tour

Posted by on August 27, 2010

You’ve seen them record and learn the ropes of the business in the No Label Needed Contest & Series, and now you can catch them live! Iron Thrones, the winner of Scion and Metal Insider’s No Label Needed Contest & Series, has announced dates for a November tour with Hero Destroyed. The nine date tour […]

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Iron Thrones’ Steve Henningsgard Talks No Label Needed

Posted by on August 19, 2010

When Metal Insider started the No Label Needed contest, we didn’t have a “sound” or genre of metal in mind, we just wanted the band that won to have an independent spirit whose music was good. Iron Thrones embodied everything we were looking for in a winner, and the resulting EP that they recorded has […]

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No Label Needed: Radio Marketing

Posted by on July 29, 2010

Regardless of genre, radio airplay is still one of the key steps of marketing a band. It creates awareness and drives sales, and hopefully finds fans.  Of course, being a metal band creates interesting waters to navigate through. Iron Thrones received a radio promotion campaign as part of winning the No Label Needed contest and […]

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