FREE DOWNLOAD link: https://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/album/wacken-metal-battle-canada-compilation-vol-2 (featuring over 80 tracks)
SCENE MAG – FAN FAVE CONTEST ON FACEBOOK – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE WMBC BAND OF THE COMPETITION – https://www.facebook.com/TheSceneMagazine?sk=app_515720611858523
SCENE MAG BATTLE CHART – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2014-results/#
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner; One Band To Rule Them All!
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce Fanachronic winner of Montreal’s first qualifying round that took place on Sunday, April 27 @ Katacombes (1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent). The band will move on to compete at the city semi final on Wednesday, May 28 @ Katacombes (1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) where they will be one of the top four bands from each qualifying round to battle for one spot at the national final in Toronto, ON on June 7th at Opera House (735 Queen St. E.). One independent Canadian metal band will be chosen to perform at the international Wacken Metal Battle during Wacken Open Air 2014 taking place from July 31- Aug 2.
Note: Three Montreal Qualifying Rounds Remain.
|MONTREAL||Sun, April 27 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent – Event Details|
Pit Timal – CHOQ.FM
Jason Dascal – ”Sounds of Steel” CKUT 90.3FM
Andrew Wieler – Metal Director – CJLO 1690AM
Chris Wheeler – Ondes Chocs
|Fanachronic – WINNER|
|MONTREAL||Thur, May 1 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent – Event Details|
|MONTREAL||Wed, May 14 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent|
|ROUND THREE||The Catalyst|
|MONTREAL||Wed, May 21 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent|
|ROUND FOUR||Hidden Pride|
|SEMI FINAL||Wed, May 28 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent|
About: Over 100 independent Canadian metal bands have been selected to participate in this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House.
One band will be chosen to represent the nation with highest honour at this year’s 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany.
The finals will have the following representation and will be judged along with all other rounds by a panel of music industry representatives.
1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC
Last year’s battle was witnessed to Toronto, ON’s epic power/death metal band Crimson Shadows not only winning the 2013 Canadian final but conquering the international final and performing in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.) The band joined a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.
Submissions were open from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com
Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2014 Line Up (listed by date):
Rehearsal Factory – http://rehearsalfactory.com/
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/
H.M.M.A.C. – https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
The Invisible Orange – http://www.theinvisibleorange.com/
Concertworks – www.concertworks.ca
Big Nate Productions – www.calgarymetalfest.com
Abort Magazine – http://abortmag.com/
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/
Camuz – http://www.camuz.ca/
Chronic Aggression – https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com/
CJSR – http://www.cjsr.ca/
Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca/
Governor’s Ball – http://www.thegovernorsball.com/
Hellbound – www.Hellbound.ca
LiveVan.com – http://livevan.com/
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com/
Montreal Music Scene – http://www.montrealmusicscene.com/
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com/
Metal-Rules – http://www.metal-rules.com/
MusikUniverse – http://www.musikuniverse.com/
Ondes Chocs – https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/