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Contest: Tweet To Win An Avenged Sevenfold Lithograph!

August 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

So you may have heard that Nightmare, the new album from Avenged Sevenfold, debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s album chart and also No.1 on Billboard’s Hard Music, Digital, Internet and Alternative Album Charts last week.  Not too shabby boys!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve got a cool A7X litho to give away to one lucky fan.   It looks like that <— over there!

Want to win it?  Easy.  All you have to do is follow us on twitter, and retweet this contest.   On Tuesday, August 17th, the day their tour kicks off, we’ll pick one lucky retweeter and the litho will be yours!  All yours!  So get tweeting!  How do you retweet?  You can either hit the “retweet” button at the top of this post or you can retweet it directly from our Twitter page.  (By the way, if you’re not following Avenged Sevenfold on Twitter yet, you might want to do that too!  @theofficiala7x )

On August 17th, Avenged Sevenfold will set out to co-headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre plays drums on Nightmare and will also tour with the band for UPROAR. For a list of the dates check out the tour’s website:  www.RockstarUproar.com.

Check out our live photos of Avenged Sevenfold on their one Mayhem Fest show here.

*Contest only open to US residents
*Contest will end at 5pm on August 17, 2010. Winner will be notified via twitter.

New Contest: Win A Beatles Lithograph!

September 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

Win This Lithograph of The Beatles!

Win this lithograph of The Beatles!

In celebration of the release date of The Beatles remastered catalog (out in Mono and Stereo) on September 9, 2009 we have a Beatles Lithograph to giveaway!  (Pictured to the left)

To enter, email us at staff@theywillrockyou.com with your favorite Beatles song as the subject.  (Please include your name and shipping address in the email body).  One winner will be picked at random on September 15th.

About The Beatles: Remastered from TheBeatles.com:

“We are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalogue, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated “The Beatles: Rock Band” video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date, two new Beatles boxed CD collections will also be released.

The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.

The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ which became part of The Beatles’ core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987. In beatles1addition, the collections ‘Past Masters Vol. I and II’ are now combined as one title, for a total of 14 titles over 16 discs. This will mark the first time that the first four Beatles albums will be available in stereo in their entirety on compact disc. These 14 albums, along with a DVD collection of the documentaries, will also be available for purchase together in a stereo boxed set.

Within each CD’s new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. With the exception of the ‘Past Masters’ set, newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.

A second boxed set has been created with the collector in mind. ‘The Beatles in Mono’ gathers together, in one place, all of the Beatles recordings that were mixed for a mono release. It will contain 10 of the albums with their original mono mixes, plus two further discs of mono masters (covering similar ground to the stereo tracks on ‘Past Masters’). As an added bonus, the mono “Help!” and “Rubber Soul” discs also include the original 1965 stereo mixes, which have not been previously released on CD. These albums will be packaged in mini-vinyl CD replicas of the original sleeves with all original inserts and label designs retained.

Discussions regarding the digital distribution of the catalogue will continue. There is no further information available at this time.”

For more info visit TheBeatles.com