Bad Religion Chooses Belvedere In Warped Demo Contest

Bad Religion has finally named a winner of the demo contest it held in conjunction with its appearance at this past summer's Warped Tour, and has selected the Canadian punk group Belvedere to receive some free studio time.

The members of bad Religion collected more than 500 submissions during the summer music and skate festival (see "Bad Religion Sponsors Demo Deal, Will Announce Grant Winner During Warped"), eventually deciding upon the young quartet from Calgary, Alberta after weeks of sifting through all the tapes received.

Belvedere plans to use the free sessions in order to lay down material for its second album, as the band released its debut record, "Because No One Stopped Us," on the Washington-based indie label 206 Records earlier this year.

As for Bad Religion, the veteran anti-establishment act is preparing for some overseas touring stints in South America and Japan in March to help promote its newest album, "No

Substance." After the recent holiday downtime, the band will sharpen-up its live chops with a handful of California dates in mid-January.