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Crowning one Canadian champion from 2013 to 2016 to play Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest metal festival in Wacken, Germany, Wacken Metal Battle Canada returns for its fifth edition after a one year hiatus in 2017. This year’s 2018 edition is being hosted in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City and will witness bands from across the country battle for to one perform at the prestigious festival and join previous winners Hamilton’s Profaner (2016), Oshawa’s Vesperia (2015), Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners) and Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013) whom have had the honour of playing in front of thousands.

The 2018 battles and participating bands are as follows (rounds listed by city):

Vancouver, BC
Round 1
Date: Sunday, March 11
Venue: The Red Room (398 Richards St.)
Event info at this location.
Bands:
Apollyon 
God Said Kill 
Kosm 
Liberatia 
Obsidian
Truent

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Calgary, AB
Round 1
Date: Friday, January 12
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.)
Event info at this location.
Bands:
Blackest Sin 
DETHGOD
Hammerdrone
King Mammoth

Round 2
Date: Friday, January 26
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.)
Event Link
Bands:
Beneath The Wicked 
Detherous 
Gales of Avalon
Nuclear Oath
Subsume 

Round 3
Date: Saturday, February 10
Venue: Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)
Event Link
Bands:
Accostal
Heyoka’s Mirror 
Red Cain
To The Mountains 
World Class White Trash 

Calgary Final
Date: Friday, February 23
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.)
DETHGOD
Hammerdrone
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Western Final
Date: Friday, April 6
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.)
Bands: TBA

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Edmonton, AB
Round 1
Date: Sunday, February 18
Venue: The Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.)
Event Link
Bands:
Breaking The Silent
Juliet Ruin 
Protosequence
Tymo

Round 2
Date: Thursday, March 15
Venue: Temple – The Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.)
Event Link
Bands:
Dahlmers Realm
Remnants
Sins Of Sorrow 
Sol Runner 

Edmonton Final
Date: Friday, March 23
Venue: Temple – The Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.)
Event Link: TBA
Bands:
TBA

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Saskatoon, SK
Round 1
Date: Friday, February 9
Venue: Vangelis Tavern (801 Broadway Ave.)
Event Link
Bands:
Wrought 
Rebirth
In Ruin
Maelstrom Vale 

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Toronto, ON
Round 1
Date: Friday, February 9
Venue: Bovine (542 Queen St W.)
Bands:
Black Absinthe 
Centuries of Decay
Teach her Treason
Vodnik
Burdizzo 

Round 2
Date: Friday, February 16
Venue: Coalition (282 Augusta Ave.)
Event Link
Bands:
Blastomycosis
Plethora 
Skull Goblet 
The Curse Within 
Wind Cries Mary 

Round 3
Date: Friday, February 23
Venue: Rivoli (334 Queen St W.)
Event Link
Bands:
Astaroth Incarnate 
Black Eve 
Blackcloud Syndicate
Maitreya 
My Frost

Southern Ontario Final
Date: Saturday, March 24
Venue: Hard Luck (772A Dundas St W.)
Bands: TBA

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Hamilton
Round 1
Date: Saturday, February 10
Venue: This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St N.)
Event Link
Bands:
Death Perception
Equivalence 
Lutharo
Scum
The Good Depression 

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Ottawa, ON
Round 1
Date: Thursday, March 22
Venue: House of Targ (1077 Bank St.)
Event Link
Bands:
Ominous Eclipse 
Lycanthro 
Sovereign Council
A Scar For The Wicked 
The Dead Centuries 

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Montreal, QC
Round 1
Date: Friday, March 16
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Event Link
Bands:
Behind An Empire 
DistortHead 
Ultyma 
Dumpster Mummy

Round 2
Date: Saturday, Mar 31
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Event Link
Bands:
NonHuman Era 
Psychocide 
Confined to Oblivion 
Skullmace 

Quebec Final
Date: Friday, April 27
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Bands: TBA
Eastern Final
Date: Saturday, May 12
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Bands: TBA

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Quebec City, QC
Round 1
Date: Saturday, April 14
Venue: Source de La Martiniere (201 de Lanaudière St.)
Event Link
Bands:
Lancaster
Meet The Mailman 
Ice Vinland 
Dépérir 
Nordheim 
Restless 

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National Final
Date: Saturday, June 9
Venue: Opera House (735 Queen St E.), Toronto, ON
Bands: TBA

About:
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where over a hundred band’s from across the country battle each other for one to be selected and join over 20 other countries for an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, which has been taking place in Wacken , Germany for the last 28 years.

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