Sabian launches video contest for drummers Are you warped enough? Sabian launches video contest for drummers: are you warped enough? Canadian cymbal company Sabian is sponsoring The Most Warped Drummer contest. The online competition gives you the chance to upload a performance video to be voted on by fans.

This gives you a chance to win a grand prize trip and all-access pass to the Boston Warped Tour stop on July 13, 2010, as well as a collection of Sabian gear.

Percussionists are invited to upload a video, up to three minutes long, of themselves playing drums in one of five categories:
  1. Drum Solo
  2. With Music
  3. Rock/Alternative
  4. Jazz/Fusion
  5. Latin-Inspired

Until June 14, the public will be able to vote for their favorite drummers. The 10 videos with the most viewer votes will win cool prizes, and move on to the semi-final round of the competition.

Have your skills viewed by drumming pros
Sabian artists on the Warped Tour will then judge the videos, and determine the grand prize winner. Guest judges may include Chris Gaylor of The All-American Rejects, Derek Grant of Alkaline Trio, Rich Russo of Andrew WK, Ryland Steen of Reel Big Fish plus Kris Allen, and Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack.

Stacey Montgomery-Clark, Vice President of Marketing for Sabian, states:

"The chance to have your skills viewed by drumming pros like Chris Gaylor and Ryland Steen, not to mention the opportunity to hang with them on tour, is thrilling for musicians. We’re excited to continue our longstanding partnership with the Warped Tour, and to provide drummers with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their talents and meet their idols."

One grand prize winner will win airfare and accommodations for one to Boston, two all-access passes to the Boston Warped Tour stop, a one-on-one meet and greet with Sabian artists, their choice of a Sabian Performance pack of cymbals (choose from AAX Stage, AA, HHX, HH and Xs20) and a Sabian BacPac cymbal bag set.

Nine runners up will receive a 16-inch Sabian crash cymbal, and as a bonus, the contestant with the most votes that does not win the grand prize will also get his or her choice of an 18-inch Sabian cymbal.

Contest rules
The contest is open only to legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) and the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and wherever else the contest may be prohibited by Law).

The winner must be 18 years or older at the time of entry, must have a Valid Passport and should be available for travel July 12, 13 and 14, 2010.

For more information on the contest, including the full list of rules, please visit

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