The band members have deliberated and are proud to announce their First Place Grand Prize Winner...

Vocalist Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), drummer Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE), and guitarist/bassist Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH) of the American metal band ASHES OF ARES wish to thank all the fans who submitted a video entry for the album track “Chalice Of Man.”

The band members have deliberated and are proud to announce their First Place Grand Prize Winner, Thomas Pfundt from Germany, whose video will be uploaded to ASHES OF ARES’ official YouTube channel:

Thomas will also receive:

• Skype interview with an ASHES OF ARES member
• Signed drum head (used in the debut album’s recording session)

• ASHES OF ARES signature guitar picks
• Autographed 5x7
• Oversized poster
• Ashes Of Ares debut album in Blood Red Vinyl (import) version
• Ashes Of Ares debut album in digi-pak version
• Oversized car window sticker
• Tour t-shirt
• Warrior t-shirt
• Girlie t-shirt
• Band patch

The two runners-up are:

• SECOND PLACE: Paula De Castro Garreto from Brazil -

• THIRD PLACE: Felix Hanke from Germany -

"For our First Place selection, I really liked the way the filmmaker took the vampiric theme and ran with it. A lot of the camera shots were really well done and the special effects were clever. Our choice for Second Place highlighted the theme by using a couple different mediums. Very nice artwork and interesting take on the subject matter. Third Place also had a cool look and dark vibe.

Many thanks to all who participated in our contest. We had a lot of fun watching all of the submissions and saw a lot of good stuff. You guys rock!" -Barlow

Congratulations to Thomas & all the aspiring filmmakers who submitted a contest entry.

Ashes Of Ares debuted at #35 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart the week following its mid-September release. The album can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop:

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