[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e weren’t joking last month when we announced this King Diamond cover song contest. We sent out a call to bands from Boston and beyond to give us their own take on the King’s 1985 holiday classic “No Presents For Christmas” — and we are very pleased with the results. Seven bands/artists total met yesterday’s deadline, and all offer a pretty unique take on the metal jam.

From moody shoegaze to schitzo electro-pop, here are the contenders in Vanyaland’s “Christmas With The King” cover song contest: Adam PC, EXH4LER, Matthew Connor, Favores Explicitos, Infinity Girl, Ryan SeaQuest, Vary Lumar, and Butterscott.

Press play on the tracks via our V:Player, and vote in the poll down below — the winning band gets $250 in cash-money, and Vanyaland will match that amount for donation to a local music-based charity. Voting runs until Christmas Eve 2013.

May the best King win!

[hr] [global_player artist=”Adam PC” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 1″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502163/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/adam-pc” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”EXH4LER” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 2″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502164/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/ex4ler” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”Matthew Connor” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 3″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502167/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/matthew-connor” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”Favores Explicitos ” title=”Nada De Regalos Para La Navidad – Version 4″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502166/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/favores-explicitos” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”Infinity Girl” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 5″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502165/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/infinity-girl” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”Ryan SeaQuest” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 6″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502168/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/ryan-seaquest” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”Vary Lumar” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 7″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124502169/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/vary-lumar” id=”60693″] [hr] [global_player artist=”Butterscott” title=”No Presents For Christmas – Version 8″ stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125099657/stream” cover=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/NPFC.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/vanyaland/butterscott-no-presents-for-x” id=”60693″] [hr] [advpoll id=”6″ title=”No Presents For Christmas Cover” width=”100%”]

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