Longtime FOD (Friend of Decibel) and noted extreme metal artist, Justin Bartlett, is throwing down another one of his ABCs of Extreme Metal Music Challenges on his Instagram feed (@VBERKVLT) starting February 1. You might remember from past posts that our man Justin’s been battling cancer for the last year. The good news is, as Justin reports via his GoFundMe page, it’s been a tough road for him, but “the trend is that [he is] getting better.”
We’re all stoked about that, and stoked about his latest challenge which not only lets you show off your rad extreme metal collection via Instagram one day at a time over the month of February, by entering you have the opportunity to win some killer prizes and swag. Participants who successfully complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing for one of three grand prizes: a gift card of their choice from 20 Buck Spin, Nuclear War Now!, Left Hand Path (UK/Europe) or Bandcamp. Additionally there will be a to-be-determined number of regular prize winners randomly selected to receive free CDs, cassettes and vinyl from bands and labels like GOG, Wharfluch, Undeath, Worm, Maggot Stomp, Headsplit Records, Utech Records and Super 7 Toys.
The basic idea of the ABCs of Extreme Metal Music Challenge is that during February you post on your Instagram account at least 26 photos of your extreme metal records, cassettes and CDs corresponding to all 26 letters of the English alphabet. The first thing you need to do enter the contest is follow Justin’s @VBERKVLT feed on Instagram. Next, go to Justin’s website and get the complete rundown as to the finer details of how to participate. Good luck!