Battle Rounds Announced For Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016 – One Band To Rule Them All!

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA is proud to announce this year’s 2016 battle rounds and line up of over 100 bands competing across the country in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. This is WMBC’s fourth year showcasing Canada’s top independent metal talent to the world stage at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, which holds an attendance of over 80,000 metalheads from around the world. For the last three years that Wacken Metal Battle has been held in Canada, it has produced two world champions Vesperia (2015) and Crimson Shadows (2013) to triumph at the international Wacken Metal Battle beating out over 30 other representing countries from around the globe.

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Live Video @ Wacken – 2015 – Vesperia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lwkzc4zGUY

Live Video @ Wacken – 2014 – Mutank – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrLaG8BPL4 

Live Video @ Wacken – 2013 – Crimson Shadows – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prOdgG4OwQU

2016 Band Line Up & Battle Rounds:

VANCOUVER

ROUND 1 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 @ Red Room Ultrabar (398 Richards St.)

Mournir

Uncle Sid

Process

Sleepcircle

Aetherion

ROUND 2 – SUNDAY, MARCH 20 – @ Red Room Ultrabar (398 Richards St.)

Meridius

God Said Kill

The Fall of Day

Drop Dead Fred

Majora

ROUND 3 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 @ Red Room Ultrabar (398 Richards St.)

Exterminatus

The Mountain Man

Slaughterhauser

Saints of Death

Occasionally Dropped

VANCOUVER FINAL – SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ Red Room Ultrabar (398 Richards St.)

(winner will move on to National Final in Toronto on June 11 @ Opera House)

EDMONTON

Edmonton bands:

Armifera

Monarch Sky

Mongol

Protosequence

REDSKULL RITUAL

Shadows Of Malice

Silent Line

Tales Of The Tomb

Tessitura

These Colours Don’t Run

Tides Of Kharon

Tyrant

Van Halst

Vehement dissent

Within The Ashes

ROUND 1 – FRIDAY, MARCH 11 @ The Mercury Room (10575 114 St.)

ROUND 2 – SUNDAY, MARCH 20 @ The Mercury Room (10575 114 St.)

ROUND 3 – THURSDAY, MARCH 31 @ The Mercury Room (10575 114 St.)

SEMI-FINAL – SATURDAY, APRIL 9 @ The Mercury Room (10575 114 St.)

EDMONTON FINAL – FRIDAY, APRIL 15 @ The Mercury Room (10575 114 St.)

(winner will move on to Prairie Final in Calgary on April 16 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.) 

CALGARY

ROUND 1 – FRIDAY, JAN 29 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)

Sentient

From The Wolves

Skymir

Awaken The Abstract

ROUND 2 – FRIDAY, FEB 12 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)

Ripper Alley

Terminal Human Condition

Stenno

Statue of Demur

ROUND 3 – FRIDAY, FEB 26 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)

Nuclear Oath

Naraka

Concrete Funeral

Hrom

CALGARY FINAL – FRIDAY, MARCH 11 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)

(winner will move on to Prairie Final in Calgary on April 16 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)

PRAIRIE FINAL – SATURDAY, APRIL 16 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.) 

(winner will move on to National Final in Toronto on June 11 @ Opera House)

Finalist – Calgary – TBA

Finalist – Edmonton – TBA

Finalist – Saskatchewan – TBA

Finalist – Manitoba – TBA

SASKATOON

ROUND 1 – DATE AND VENUE TBA

(two bands from round will move on to SK final)

Singularity

Maelstrom Vale 

TMHM

Corvathria

REGINA

ROUND 1 – SATURDAY, MARCH 12 @ The Exchange (2431 8 Ave)

(three bands from round will move on to SK final)

Magnetic

Northern Fallout

Planet Eater

Scythra

Deadrot

Kelevra

SASKATCHEWAN FINAL  – FRIDAY, MARCH 25  @ The Exchange (2431 8 Ave)

(winner will move on to Prairie Final in Calgary on April 16 @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.) 

WINNIPEG

Manitoba bands:

The Void

Perilous

Inverted Serenity

Commencing Human Desperation

Speed Demon

Ossific

Cell

Five Hundred Pound Furnace

Angstrom

ROUND 1 – SATURDAY, FEB 27 @ The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry St.)

(two bands from round will move on to MB final)

ROUND 2 – SATURDAY, MARCH 5 @ The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry St.)

(two bands from round will move on to MB final)

MANITOBA FINAL – FRIDAY, MARCH 18 @ The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry St.)

(winner will move on to Prairie Final in Calgary on April 16

HAMILTON

ROUND 1 – SATURDAY, MARCH 12 @ This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St. N.)

(winner will move on to semi-final in Toronto on April 16)

Lutharo

Profaner

Act of Sin

Full Dead

Death Perception

LONDON

ROUND 1 – DATE & VENUE TBA

(winner will move on to semi-final in Toronto on April 22)

Bloodmoon Collective

Wind Cries Mary

Nothing Left For Tomorrow

Bloodless Child

Saudade

TORONTO

ROUND 1 – FRIDAY, MARCH 4 @ Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen St. W.)

Six of Swords

My Frost

Mental Circuit

Crawl

Python

ROUND 2 – FRIDAY, MARCH 11 @ Rivoli (334 Queen St. W.)

Pyramid Theorem

Vodnik

Slow Death Lights

Devilz By Definition 

At Dawn’s Edge

ROUND 3 – SATURDAY, MARCH 19 @ Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas St. W.)

On The Verge 

Mirrelia

The Parallax

Odium

Milk Room

ROUND 4 – FRIDAY, MARCH 25 @ Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen St. W.)

Dawn Vally

Earth’s Yellow Sun                   

Blastomycosis

Cellphone

Door To Door Human Gore

ROUND 5 – FRIDAY, APRIL 1 @ Rivoli (334 Queen St. W.)

Astaroth

Strike the Storm

Out Of The Ruins

Phear

Centuries of Decay

SEMI-FINAL – SATURDAY, APRIL 16 @ Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas St. W.)

(winner will move on to National Final in Toronto on June 11 @ Opera House)

SEMI-FINAL – FRIDAY, APRIL 22 @ Rivoli (334 Queen St. W.)

(winner will move on to National Final in Toronto on June 11 @ Opera House)

OTTAWA

(winner will move on to semi-final in Toronto on April 22)

ROUND 1 – SATURDAY, APRIL 9 @ House of Targ (1077 Bank St.)

Ominous Eclipse

Diabholico

Scarecrowz

Signs of Chaos 

A Scar For The Wicked 

Chariots of The Gods 

MONTREAL

ROUND 1 – FRIDAY, FEB 26 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)

Seismic Breach

Mellevon

Ordoxe

Kruhl

ROUND 2 – SATURDAY, MARCH 26 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)

Distorthead

CroMagnum

Devora

Meet The Mailman

ROUND 3 – SUNDAY, APRIL 3 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)

Confined To Oblivion

Helpless

Requiomend 

Thistolord

ROUND 4 – FRIDAY, APRIL 8 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)

[Evertrapped]

Demise The Crown

Starlight Ritual

Smirking Revenge

ROUND 5 – SATURDAY, APRIL 16 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)

Skeleris

Vantablack Warship

Distoriam

Sacrificed Alliance

SEMI-FINAL – SATURDAY, MAY 7 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)

(winner will move on to National Final in Toronto on June 11 @ Opera House)

CANADIAN FINAL – SATURDAY, JUNE 11 @ OPERA HOUSE (735 Queen St. E.), Toronto, ON

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 30 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 26 years. Oshawa’s Vesperia (2014 winners – video at Wacken), 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. The 2016 festival will be taking place from August 4-6.

How it works:

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2016 selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in Toronto, ON on June 11th at Opera House with one being selected to perform at the 27th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 4-6. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows by province.

1 finalist from BC
1 finalist from Prairies (AB, SK, MB)
2 finalists from Ontario
1 finalist from Quebec

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

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