Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016

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.

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

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2016 Band Line Up & Battle Rounds:

All rounds can be found here.
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MONTREAL
ROUND 1 – FRIDAY, FEB 26 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680018885579008/
Seismic Breach
Chronolith
Ordoxe
Kruhl
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ROUND 2 – SATURDAY, MARCH 26 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/490543394469406/
Distorthead
CroMagnum
Devora
Meet The Mailman
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ROUND 3 – SUNDAY, APRIL 3 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/876334269151234/
Confined To Oblivion
Demise The Crown
Helpless
Thistolord
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ROUND 4 – FRIDAY, APRIL 8 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683767418548839/
[Evertrapped]
Requiomend
Starlight Ritual
Smirking Revenge
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ROUND 5 – SATURDAY, APRIL 16 @ Piranha Bar (680 Rue Ste-Catherine O.)
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/465233043687038/
Skeleris
Vantablack Warship
Distoriam
Sacrificed Alliance
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MONTREAL 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)
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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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