WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA 2015 – Selected Bands & City Battle Rounds Announced

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce this year’s line up of competing bands across the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.

2015 is going to be our strongest year yet. More cities, more submissions, and more great Canadian metal. The chosen bands are looking very promising and I am especially excited for this year’s edition.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

All bands competing are battling for one to rule them all and play at the world’s largest metal fest Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany taking place from July 30th to August 1st. Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013 winners – video at Wacken) and Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners – video at Wacken) have had that honour playing in front of thousands.

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2015 selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in Toronto, ON in June (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 26th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from July 30th to August 1st. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows.

1 finalist from BC (Vancouver & Victoria will face off)

1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off)

2 finalists from Toronto, ON

1 finalist from Quebec (Montreal & Quebec City will face off)

1 finalist from Ottawa, ON

1 finalist from Saskatoon or Winnipeg (Saskatoon and Winnipeg will face off)

Battle Rounds By City:

VICTORIA March 27, 2015 @  The Cambie Esquimalt, 856 Esquimalt Road
Krunch
Torrefy
Tribune
Cryptic Enslavement
Scimitar
FRACTURED ANATOMY aka BLOOD DEMON
VANCOUVER – ROUND #1 March 1, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Bushwhacker
Firecult 
Opus Arise
Crackwhore
Saints of Death
VANCOUVER – ROUND #2 March 8, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Oxen
The Messiah Complex
My Own Chaos 
Unbeheld
Precious Dudes 
VANCOUVER – ROUND #3 March 15, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Lung Flower
Brimstone
Kymatica
Harvest The Infection
Resurgence 
VANCOUVER – ROUND #4 March 22, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
King Coyote
Elysium Echoes
SLAGDUSTER
Among The Betrayed
Medevil
VANCOUVER – FINAL April 10, 2015 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
CALGARY – ROUND #1 January 8, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/874317915932820/
Blackest Sin
Burning Effigy
Hellborn Death Engines – WINNER
 CALGARY – ROUND #2 January 9, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/953971674630140/
DETHGOD – WINNER
Skymir
Statue of Demur Official
Train Bigger Monkeys
CALGARY – ROUND #3 February 5, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/781036221988195/
After The Prophet
Netheriel
SENTIENT
Shark Infested Daughters
CALGARY – ROUND #4 February 26, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Accalia
AfterEarth
Black Pestilence
Naraka
CALGARY – FINAL March 6, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Hellborn Death Engines
Dethgod
TBA
TBA
EDMONTON – ROUND # 1 March 5, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Dahlmers Realm
Windy City Slaughter
Silent Line
Elnora
EDMONTON – ROUND #2 March 12, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
With Malice
Redskull Ritual
Arrival of Autumn
Tides of Kharon
EDMONTON – ROUND #3 March 19, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Valyria
Cat The Adversary
Dieuponaday
Bleed
EDMONTON – ROUND #4 March 26, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Sleeping In Traffic
Fear The Living
Black XIII
Our Darkest Moments
EDMONTON – FINAL  DATE & VENUE TBA
ALBERTA FINAL DATE & VENUE TBA
(CALGARY vs. EDMONTON)
WINNIPEG – ROUND #1 January 16, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/668471903263952/
Endless Chaos
Entity
Noire
Ossific
The Void.
WINNIPEG – ROUND #2 January 17, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054276131266252/
Pentapuss
Speed Demon Thrash
Spill The Blood
Tyrants Demise
Vathek
SASKATOON January 16, 2015 @ Rock Bottom, 834 Broadway Avenue
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/616070955184980/
Altars of Grief
Baël
Harmful Effects
Maelstrom Vale
REGINA – PRAIRIE FINAL February 20, 2015 @ The Exchange
(WINNIPEG vs. SASKATOON) TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TORONTO – ROUND #1 March 6, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
Plethora
Tsargrad
Vesperia
TORONTO – ROUND #2 March 13, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy
AxMinister
Caym
Dispersia
Midnight Malice
TORONTO – ROUND #3 March 20, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Ammo
Draft
Droid
Eternal Rising
Phantom
TORONTO – ROUND #4 March 27, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
Apokalyptik Warrior
Black Eve
Call Of The Wild
Olde
Rivers Run Red 
TORONTO – ROUND #5 April 3, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Ascendia
Black Absinthe
Cadence Calling
Last Of A Dying Breed
Wretchedpain
TORONTO – SEMI-FINAL #1 April 18, 2015 @ RivolI, 334 Queen St W
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TORONTO – SEMI FINAL #2 April 25, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
OTTAWA  March 21, 2015 @ Mavericks, 221 Rideau Street
Chariots of The Gods 
…From the Deep
Deformatory
Endemise
A Scar For The Wicked
Scarecrowz
MONTREAL – ROUND #1 February 12, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Bookakee
Sanguine Glacialis
Eohum
Nothingness Theory
MONTREAL – ROUND # 2 February 20, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Mad Parish
Rusted
Requiomend
Mercury Blast
MONTREAL – ROUND #3 March 27, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Distorthead
Decadawn
Evertrapped
Fayne
MONTREAL – FINAL April 23, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
(MONTREAL vs. QUEBEC CITY) TBA
TBA
TBA
QUEBEC CITY April 4, 2015 @ L’Agitee, 251 Rue Dorchester 
Nordheim
Kaotik
La Corriveau   
Sudden Flames
Feels Like Home
Epiphany From The Abyss
NATIONAL FINAL – TORONTO June 6, 2015 @ Opera House, 735 Queen Street East

Rules: http://metalbattle.ca/rules.html

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ

Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by Ondeschocs.comhttp://youtu.be/RrOGyBtqwaQ

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com

Sponsors:

Rehearsal Factory – http://rehearsalfactory.com

FACTOR – http://www.factor.ca  (“We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters”)

Pearl Drums – http://pearldrum.com

Boonsdale Records – https://www.boonsdalerecords.com

TicketFly – http://www.ticketfly.com

Long & McQuade – http://www.long-mcquade.com

Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods

The Invisible Orange – http://www.theinvisibleorange.com

Concertworks – http://www.concertworks.ca

Big Nate Productions – http://www.calgarymetalfest.com

Vertebrae 33 (Design & Illustration) – http://www.vertebrae33.com

Media Sponsors:

Absolute Underground – https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807

Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com

Beatroute Magazine – http://www.beatroute.ca

Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com

Broken Neck Radio – http://www.BrokenNeckRadio.com

Bucketlist Music Reviews – http://www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com

Canadian Death Metal – http://www.facebook.com/CanadianDeathMetal

Chronic Aggression – http://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio

CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com

Crown of Viserys – http://crownofviserys.wordpress.com

Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca

Governor’s Ball – http://www.thegovernorsball.com

Hammer Smashed Radio – http://www.facebook.com/hammersmashedradio

Hellbound – http://www.Hellbound.ca

LiveVan.com – http://www.livevan.com

Loaded Radio – http://www.loadedradio.com

Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com

Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com

Metal-Rules – http://www.metal-rules.com

Ondes Chocs – http://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs

Pure Grain Audio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com

Quebec-Metal – http://www.quebec-metal-archives.blogspot.ca

Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca

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