Want to help an unsigned artist get heard around the world? Roadrunner Records and our very own Madina Lake as well as Blender.com and Musician's Friend are co-sponsoring the "Defend the Bar Band" contest brought to you by Boru Vodka. The Fifteen artists selected to be featured on the Boru Vodka website as semifinalists, are competing for the most votes to become finalists. Both the winning band and the winner of the "Defend the Fan" sweepstakes will be announced in early November. The first 100 voters each day receive a free music download so head over to Boru, listen to the artists and cast your vote!!

Here are the results of the contest thus far:

Olio - 2%

The Iry - 2%

Avision Red - 2%

VMF - 2%

The Secret Resistance - 3%

Joker - 4%

Rich Ortiz - 4%

Ballyhoo - 5%

Bing The Bingtones - 5%

Liz Woodworth Trio - 5%

Art of Chaos - 7%

Scarsboy - 8%

Scarsboy - 8%

Lloyd Dobler Effect - 17%

Volume Runner - 17%

The Righteous Hillbillies - 18%

Also, Check out this Blog Review of Madina Lake here and don't forget to catch them on tour in the US starting October 6th.