The winner of the first season of the “No Cover” group contest is..

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And the winner of the first season of the No coverage unsigned band competition show is… thrash-grass band The Native Howl!

The Michigan-based band gave the second overall performance in the show’s first episode and dazzled the judges with a never-before-seen style that fuses the intensity of thrash metal with bluegrass, another style that’s also quite intense but opening so many doors. when it comes to depth and opportunity to write songs.

Their style was clearly a favorite among the judges, who were consistently impressed and surprised by their virtuosity, with many members playing multiple instruments in the band.

Even so, the competition was fierce and no band demonstrated this quality quite like New York alternative rockers Night Spins, who were rejected earlier in the competition and not given a second chance. from No coverage “Council of Mercy.” But once the judges saw the group’s original submission tape, they used their collective power to overrule the advice and bring them back to the second round of the competition.

Each group performed a handful of songs in the finale, and by the end, it was obvious that both acts deserved the win.

“It was a heavyweight fight. If the record company doesn’t sign those two bands, they’re nuts,” said Alice Cooper, who voted for The Native Howl, which was a unanimous decision among the five judges. .

“You both deserved to be here in the final,” Bush’s Gavin Rossdale said, “You [Night Spins] have such an accomplished band, you are truly amazing. No matter what style of music you make, it has to be done well. You both have all areas of the group…every member is an integral part.”

Looking so happy she was on the verge of tears, Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale said, “I came to this show not expecting to be inspired and you both affected me in a way. such that I am not the same person and we will never be the same because of you.”

“It was really tough,” admitted Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi, “You’re two of the most compelling, impactful, and charismatic bands I’ve seen. I’ve seen a lot of groups and even though we had to choose one that you [Night Spins] the guys have an incredibly bright musical future. It was a real pleasure to get to know your bands better.”

“I’m so, so happy for you and I’m so happy for you two because your lives are going to change so much. Congratulations. Well deserved,” said alternative pop star Bishop Briggs, who closed the finale. panel comments.

Loudwire joins in the comments from the panel and would like to congratulate both The Native Howl and Night Spins, as well as all the other talented artists who showed their talent throughout the 11 episodes of No coverage.

You may have already seen The Native Howl on tour. They played a handful of shows as support for Clutch in late December and just wrapped up a tour in support of GWAR.

Watch the latest episode of No coverage below!

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