Once again the explosion of metal bands in Calgary submitting to Wacken Metal Battle has lead for rounds to begin early!

Round one and two will begin on Jan 8th and 9th at Dicken’s Pub.

At the end of each night one winner will be chosen to play in the Calgary Final on Friday, March 6th at Dickens Pub.

The Alberta Final will take place in Edmonton this year. Date TBA.

FIRST preliminary bout on the road to Wacken METAL Battle Canada 2015 featuring:

Blackest Sin
Burning Effigy
Hellborn Death Engines

SECOND preliminary bout on the road to Wacken METAL Battle Canada 2015 featuring:

Statue of Demur Official
Train Bigger Monkeys

Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015 band submissions are still open until Tuesday, January 6th for the following Canadian cities Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

Bands can apply at http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html

WMBC has seen Canada’s top metal bands battle each other  since 2013 for one to rule them all and perform at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. 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.

“We’re happy to be expanding again this year again with the addition of Ottawa, Quebec City, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon. As pillars of the metal community it’s our duty to provide the opportunities of Metal Battle to as many Canadian bands as possible.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

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Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of February 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)

Submission deadline January 6th, 2015. Bands can apply at the following link: http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html

Bands selected will be announced at a later date in January 2015.

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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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

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

Bucket List Music Reviews – https://www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com

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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