Each battle consists of approximately 8 bands, each playing a 30 minute set.
The winner of each show advances to the finals. The winner of the finals receives $500 in cash, 20 hours of studio time, and a submission to one of the following labels: Warner Bros., Rotten, Geffen, Prosthetic, Metal Blade, Universal, or Columbia. The band will also receive a headlining gig at DNA Lounge.
Judging is based on audience response/applause at the end of the show. The more people you bring, the better your chances of winning! Don't forget to tell your fans to stick around until the end of the show.