Awards, SPONSORs, etc.

2018 Next2Rock Battle of the Bands Local Finale winner [AUG 2018]

Winner of After the Burial Remix Contest :: Hosted by Sumerian Records [OCT 2018]

Go963 Go Fest ‘18 Battle of the Bands Finalist [JUNE 2018]

93X Loud & Local  - featured artist of the week [JAN 29 2018]

Rockin' 101 Band of the Month [OCT 2016]

Endorsed by Moniker Guitars

Endorsed by Ironton Sound - [custom 4x12 amp cabinet]

Clothing Sponsorship w/ Shredded Dreams Apparel

noteworthy Performances

Support for Stone Sour @ The Palace Theatre - St. Paul MN :: August 26th 2018

Support for Mushroomhead @ The Skyway Theater - Minneapolis MN :: September 13th 2018

Support for Deadset Society @ What’s Up Lounge - Mankato MN :: September 2nd 2017

Support for Authority Zero @ Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN :: September 22nd 2013


Interviews // Q&A

Music Video Reviews

Version 5 — "Take You There"

Brothers Andy and Spencer Olsen have put a ton of polish into their new video for "Take You There." The Version 5 members have turned a stadium rocker into a Hollywood-ready visual. From afront a layer of smoke, the two brothers rock out prodigiously. You could've almost pictured the video being intercut with tackles and Hail Marys as part of yesterday's Super Bowl send-up footage, that's how rousing the three-and-a-half-minute alt rock anthem is. Think Linkin Park without the rapping or Puddle of Mudd with some goddamn competence.

Version 5—“Why Don’t You Drop”

On this new single, big-hook industrial rockers Version 5 focus their powers on creating aggressive, dizzying rhythms, complemented with melodies that soar over the top. The twentysomething duo of Minneapolis brothers Andy and Spencer Olson have come up with the kind of gym playlist anthem that spikes your adrenaline with every cycle of verse-bridge-chorus, and Ryan Thielen’s gritty video ups the intensity even further to a teeth-gritting peak.



Version 5 Self Titled EP radio campaign

  • Airplay on 75+ stations nationwide.

  • CMJ charting & heavy rotation on many stations.

Click here to view full list of stations that played Version 5.