Ladies and Gents, as you may know Rawkzilla staff traveled around the entire United States this past summer looking for the best undiscovered bands and filmed all of the shows for the new reality TV series American Talent Hunters.

It is with great pleasure we announce to you our TOP 10 bands for the 2013 American Battle of the Bands!  These 10 bands are competing for over $40,000 in cash, gear and prizes… and they will be preforming in front of an elite panel of music executives.  Grand Finals date/location to be announced soon!

These bands were judged on their music, musicianship, stage performance and writing not on how many people came through the front door.

In no particular order, your top ten bands are:

1- She Said Fire is a NYC-based rock band. DEBUT EP “BOOM!” Available now on iTunes!  Solid strong sound and a fantastic live performance! She Said Fire, American Battle, American Talent Hunters, Rawkzilla


2- Turner Country Band is a bunch of good ole boys and one gal who love and live to play great music.  Molding their music together into something you will want to experience.  Be a part of the TCB music journey. Turner Country Band, Rawkzilla, American Talent Hunters, American Battle


3- WheelHouse from Madison Wisconsin is a 5 piece Americana/Blues/Rock band you don’t wanna miss.  Sponsored by beer companies these guys live to entertain! WheelHouse, Rawkzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters


4- Mindset Defect hailing from Nashville! The melodically driven metal band Mindset Defect has been taking the southeast by storm, bringing something different to metal fans.Mindset Defect, Rawkzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters


5- Narrow Hearts – a 5 piece band from Milwaukee blew our minds with insane guitar tones, solid rhythm section and crazy stage presence, these guys know whats up when it comes to hardcore/metal! Narrow Hearts, Rawkzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters,


6- Secret Mark is a 4 piece Alt Rock band from Chesapeake, VA that “WOWED” the judges with amazing vocals from lead singer Chelsea Elliott.Secrete Mark, Rawkzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters


7- Ugly Lion is a Revolution Reggae band from Dallas, Texas. Made up of 4 members, Ugly Lion’s objective is to wake up the youth of America and direct them to a bright future.

Ugly Lion, Rawkzilla, Rockzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters

8- Deep Ella – With meaningful lyrics and organic melodies as the backbone Deep Ella has a massive Rock sound that is sure to get people on their feet and rock fists in the air.

Deep Ella, Rawkzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters


9- Decoy – Their limitless musical talent will take you on an amazing journey with spell-binding vocal melodies, solid groove rhythms, and blues guitar… they represent Des Moines, Iowa. Decoy, Rawkzilla, American Battle, American Talent Hunters


10- Breaking Southwest is a 7 piece country band from Dallas, Texas! These guys (and girl) have a killer stage vibe and incredible music talent, be looking out for them on main stages anytime now! Breaking Southwest, Rawkzilla, American Battle, America Talent Hunters


These 10 bands will be preforming at the 2013 American Battle Grand Finals!  Date/location to be announced!


Special thank you to ROUGE MEDIA, FAME ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, RYAN GRAMS, Nick Phad, the entire production team and all our 2013 Venues!  See you guys at the Grand Finals! 

By: David Hitchcock