I auditioned to be second guitarist in a Heavy Metal band today. The guy said it would be a few weeks before they got back to me because they have the "core" band together and want to get some songs completed before bringing in more musicians. They seem very serious and motivated. Most of them play in other bands as well.
I don't know if I impressed them. The guy just said, "Play. Only original stuff." Which was good for me, because that's about all I play anyhow. The only time he seemed impressed was when I tuned my guitar: "Wow. You can tune a guitar." I looked at him trying to figure out if he was being sarcastic and he explained, "You would be surprised how many guitar players can't tune their guitars."
Aside from that he said, "Well, you can play." He explained that a lot of guys show up to audition with really expensive gear but can barely play a note. It was a short notice thing for me so I played pretty sloppy. I didn't have a guitar pick. But I think my strength is my interesting songs rather than the technical precision with which I play them.
He said he would call me and two other guitar players in to listen to the songs they write a few weeks from now and then we would see if we thought we belonged in the band and compete for the spot. I'll keep you posted.