(contact info below)
May 16, 2019
One Unsigned Band To Conquer Them All & Play Wacken Open Air 2019
Saturday, May 25 – Los Angeles @ The Viper Room
National Final Lineup
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2140306262899965/
Dissentience (Winners, East Coast) – https://www.facebook.com/dissentienceband
Monarch (Winners, West Coast) – https://www.facebook.com/MonarchThrash
Nahaya (Winners, Texas) – https://www.facebook.com/nahayaofficial
Toxic Ruin (Winners, Chicago) – https://www.facebook.com/toxicruin.metal
Violence System (Winners, Atlanta) – https://www.facebook.com/ViolenceSystemOfficial
Wacken Metal Battle USA 2019 Spotify Playlist here.
For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info).
For the third year, Wacken Metal Battle USA returned to America hosting battles in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, San Diego, and Los Angeles. From the months of February to May, over 100 bands competed in qualifying rounds with the final five now selected Dissentience (Winners, East Coast), Monarch (Winners, West Coast), Nahaya (Winners, Texas), Toxic Ruin (Winners, Chicago), Violence System (Winners, Atlanta). All will come together in Los Angeles on May 25th at The Viper Room for one to rule them all and be crowned USA champion and perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 1st – 3rd, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. The 2019 line up for Wacken Open Air includes Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tattoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah and many more. Details here.
How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the American national final in Los Angeles on May 25th, 2019. The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.
Battles will be held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Atlanta, New York City, and Chicago.
Youtube – https://youtu.be/E_xjt8Qp3TE
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/metalbattleusa/videos/210507646036564/
Last year’s battles saw the best from over 50 competing bands from the Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Orlando, San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Crowned champions were Anaheim’s VOICES OF RUIN (pictured below) who performed a beast of a set at the 2018 Wacken Open Air.
2018 – WMBU Winner
VOICES OF RUIN (Anaheim, CA) – http://www.voicesofruin.com
For more info on Wacken Metal Battle USA, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattlusa.com
For more info on the international battle, please visit: http://www.metal-battle.com
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com
Wacken Metal Battle USA is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance of winning their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and representing the USA in 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 29 years. The winner of Wacken Metal Battle USA will perform at the 2019 festival taking place from August 1st-3rd.
Sponsors / Partners:
Dungeon Works Productions
Asher Media Relations
Fatal Illness Management
Come And Take It Productions
Mosh Pit Army
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