Make Santa’s Ears Bleed and Win a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card with The Pit X Cover Nation’s Christmas Cover Contest!

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Christmas music — bah humbug, right? Every year, metal fans’ ears are inundated with the same 20 or so Christmas tunes in every store or outdoor market. And while we don’t mind a little Nat King Cole or Bing Crosby here and there, but if we hear Maria Carey or Paul McCartney one more time, we’re going to headbutt someone to death. Thankfully, there’s always the option of turning these songs metal by performing your own riff, insane renditions of them — and now, thanks to The Pit and Cover Nation, you can win a shopping spree by doing so!

Today, The Pit and Cover Nation are officially announcing our Christmas Cover Contest, where we’re asking fans to create a metal cover of a Christmas tune for the chance to win big prizes! Here’s how you play:

  • Cover it: Create a full length cover video of one of the 8 Christmas songs listed below
  • Upload it: Upload it to YouTube or any public online platform
    • Video description must include​ #covernationxmas2021contest
  • Submit it: Submit your entry using this form by December 17, 2021

Here’s a list of the Christmas songs we want you to cover:

There’ll be two tiers of winners, who can win the following awesome prizes:

  • Grand Prize:
    • $1000 Amazon gift card
    • Virtual Recording Session produced by 34x Platinum and 6x Grammy-nominated producerRich Keller in partnership with Sessionwire
  • Two Runner Ups: WMG Gift Pack

So fire up your amps, get lit up on some bathtub eggnog (it blisters the urethra!), and light a candle for Krampus — now’s finally your chance to make Christmas metal!


Words by Chris Krovatin