COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Launches Inaugural “Battle of the Bands” Competition


COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Launches Inaugural “Battle of the Bands” Competition

UNSIGNED BANDS – This is Your Chance to Win Year-Long Booking Agency & Record Deals + Prizes from Schecter Guitars, KRANK Amplifiers, Vic Firth and More


COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is announcing their first-ever official “Battle of the Bands”, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry! Additional prizes will include a Record Deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a Management Deal through Street Smart Management, COLDCOCK Whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a Sponsorship deal with KRANK Amplifiers, custom REMO Drumheads, Miktek Microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more. This unique “Battle of the Bands” contest is designed to actively give up-and-coming artists hands-on experience with representing themselves professionally in the industry.



Rock, hard rock and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting COLDCOCK Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to


The contest takes place from May 1, 2015 until August 31, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.


“COLDCOCK Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting COLDCOCK Whiskey to their fans!” states COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler.  “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”


Judges include:

John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Tour)

Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour)

Sam Bettley of Asking Alexandria

Yesod Williams of Pepper

Chris Linck of Attila

Dan Jacobs of Atreyu

CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool

Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob

Don Jamieson (comedian and co-host of VH1’s “That Metal Show”)

Shannon Gunz of Sirius XM

Don Robertson of Street Smart Management

Tony Couch of Indegoot Management

Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR

Chad Vogelsong of Monster Products

Ryan Harlacher of Creative Artist Agency

Larry Mazer of Entertainment Services Unlimited



One (1) Year long booking deal with a Major Booking Agency

Record Deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records

Management Deal with Street Smart Management

Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

A PR Prize Pack including press releases, media placements, music servicing and more from Adrenaline PR

A One Year Endorsement Deal with KRANK Amplifiers

Custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar

Monster Products prize package
50 Pair of custom branded Vic Firth sticks along with other accessories

Custom REMO Drumheads

A One Year Endorsement Deal with Miktek Microphones


One Finalist Band will receive:

Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

Custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar

Krank Amplifier REV+ 4×12 half stack, 100 watt head and a 4×12 cab

Monster Products prize package

12 pair of Vic Firth sticks of players choice along with accessories

Custom REMO Drumheads


Three Runner Up Bands will receive:

Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

Monster Products prize package

12 pair of Vic Firth sticks of choice


See what our judges have to say about the COLDCOCK Battle of the Bands!



“Stoked to be judging the COLDCOCK Whiskey battle of the bands! I’ve been working closely with them for over a year now and they are the best! Not to mention they have THE best tasting whiskey… Just sayin’.”



“Any time I get a chance to back Rick and Adam, while supporting music and new bands – I’m in!”



“This is such a great opportunity for bands to have a genuine chance at a shot in the limelight which is such an incredible dream for me to be a part of.”



“Absolutely frothing for this battle! Any time spent on discovering new music is time well spent, honored to be involved! Yeeeeeew!”



“Totally pumped to be a judge for the very first National COLDCOCK Whiskey Battle Of The Bands.  A great brand bringing you great bands!”



“I believe in the Zeiler Family, and I have seen what they have done for the music scene. The support that they give to artists is tried and true and I’ve seen the results, which is why so many big names are attached to their brand. COLDCOCK helps artists grow exponentially, so anything that involves COLDCOCK Whiskey or the Zeiler family – I’ll get behind it any day of the year!”



“I love that COLDCOCK is finally ready to have a battle of the bands contest and I couldn’t be more excited about being a part of the event! Finding new artists and helping push them to the next level is one of the most rewarding things about my job. We will find some rad bands, I look forward to being a judge and finding the winner of the National COLDCOCK Whiskey Battle of the Bands!”


Don’t miss out – sign up now for your chance to win these great prizes!


For further information on this contest, go to


COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey is the world’s first and only herbal whiskey and is a fast growing shot brand in the spirits industry. COLDCOCK  is touted by hundreds of bands, artists and personalities such as DATSIK, Pepper, The Expendables, Eyes Set to Kill, Sevendust, Attila, Drowning Pool, Upon a Burning Body, Texas Hippie Coalition, Mushroomhead, Nonpoint, All That Remains, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Sam Bettley of Asking Alexandria, Dan Jacobs of Atreyu, Big B, Terravita, Smile Empty Soul, The Supervillains, The Vegabonds, We Came As Romans, Bobaflex, Warner Drive, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Fatally Yours, Blue Felix, Comedian Don Jamieson, Tattoo Artists Steve Soto and Paul Booth, Graffiti Artist RISK, and many more.

Established in 2012 and based in San Diego, California, Zeiler Spirits LLC is the producer of COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey.  The spirits importer was founded by liquor and entertainment industry veterans, musicians and action sports athletes who have collectively created some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle events and cross promotions.  COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey is 100% aged American bourbon blended with a variety of herbs, including green tea, hibiscus, ginger, eucalyptus, cinnamon and gingko.  Currently available in 22 states and Canada. COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey is 70 proof  and sold in 750ml and 50ml bottles. For more information, please visit

COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey, 35% Alc./Vol.  Zeiler Spirits LLC, San Diego, CA.  Drink Responsibly