Although we spoiled you rotten back in March by giving away not one, not two but five different albums, a live DVD and a pair of tickets, we did promise that we’d be back with more contests should the opportunity arise, and we’ve got just that for you this week!

Hailing from Australia’s Gold Coast, The Matador have captured the hearts of a number of us here at Heavy Blog, and they’ve been kind enough to offer us five fantastic prize packages – but you’re gonna have to work for them!

Those of you who read my review will be aware of The Matador’s literary inspiration, taking the name of their debut EP from one of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories – and so we thought we’d run a bit of a Poe-inspired contest!

All you have to do is head over to The Matador’s Facebook page every day of this week and solve the ‘cryptic’ clue in their contest photo album (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard).

All you have to do is decipher the picture and tell us to which of Poe’s famous stories or poems it relates.

If you need any help, a list of his famous works (including the five answers) can be found here. Just send an email with your answer to mail(at) with the subject “Poe Contest Day One” with your name, full international mailing address and t-shirt size. This competition is open to anyone WORLDWIDE. You have until 12pm EST on Monday June 27th to get your answers in, and a winner will be chosen at random. You will have five opportunities to enter, so don’t worry if you don’t get today’s clue!


– CG