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Montreal, QC – January 2019
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce 2019 Battle Rounds
National Final In Calgary
One Unsigned Canadian Band To Play Wacken Open Air 2019
National Final Winner Will Receive $2,000 CAD Towards Travel!
Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 – Spotify Battle Bands Playlist here. (more to be added)
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video here.
Video of 2018 Champion Centuries of Decay at Wacken Open Air here.
One band to rule them all! Going on its sixth year, Wacken Metal Battle Canada returns to present one unsigned Canadian band to conquer hundreds and perform at the world’s largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air. The 2019 line up includes Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tattoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah and many more. Full details here.
The first batch of battle rounds and bands can be found listed below with more to be announced at a later date. This will also be Wacken Metal Battle Canada‘s first year expanding into the Maritimes with an event in Halifax, NS along with the national final being hosted for the first time in Western Canada in Calgary, AB. All previous national finals have been held in Toronto, ON.
Winner of this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada national final will receive $2,000 CAD towards airfare to travel and perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 1st – 3rd, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. The Canadian champion will also have the opportunity to win monetary and gear prizes from the international Wacken Metal Battle. Info on international prizes can be found here.
List of previous Canadian winners:
Centuries of Decay (2018)
Crimson Shadows (2013)
Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!
Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 Battle Rounds (listed by date):
(Note: All other bands to be announced at a later date.)
Fri, January 18, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Bovine – Event info here.
Bands: Mokomokai (guest headliner), The Slyde, Hounskull, Superchucker
Fri, January 25, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Coalition – Event info here.
Bands: Profaner (guest headliner), Experiment Specimen, Chainfall, Psychotic Pulse
Fri, January 25, 2019 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar – Event info here.
Bands: BornBroken, Insade, Jericho, Ritual Master, Iohseres, The Altruist
Weds, January 30, 2019 – Calgary, AB – Dickens – Event info here.
Bands: Dethgod, Fjell Thyngor, Path To Extinction, Sicks
Thurs, January 31, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ – Event info here.
Bands: Triple Murder, The Aphelion, Lycanthro, Peronicus
Thurs, February 7, 2019 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room (Temple) – Event info here.
Apollo Spitfire, Haxor, Rising Sun, Within The Fury
Sat, February 9, 2019 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern – Event info here.
Bands: Pythonic, Rebirth, Bones To Dust, Augurium, Diehearted
Sat, February 16, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood – Event info here.
Bands: Full Dead, Northshroud, Deciphering The Pale, Cecile Monique
Weds, February 20, 2019 – Calgary, AB – Dickens – Event info here.
Bands: Balrogath, Burning Effigy, Subsume, SYRYN.
Thurs, February 21, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ – Event info here.
Bands: Messora, Infrared, Sovereign Council, Cycle Twelve
Saturday, Feb 23rd – Source de la Martinière – Quebec City, QC – Event info here.
Bands: Daedalean Complex, La Corriveau, Hatalom, Above The Grey
Thurs, February 28, 2019 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room (Temple) – Event info here.
Malicious Intent, Sol Runner, Ravage Red, Where Sickness Thrives, Myopia Condition
Fri, March 1, 2019 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse – Event info here.
Bands: Black Moor, Dumpster Mummy, Hitman, Novichok
Sat, March 2, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli – SOUTHERN ONTARIO FINAL – Event info here.
Weds, March 6, 2019 – Calgary, AB – Dickens – Event info (coming soon).
Sat, March 9, 2019 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub – Event info here.
Bands: Electric Druids, Liberatia, Krypteia, Forever Frost
Sun, March 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – The Red Room – Event info here.
Bands: Kayas, Crnkshft, Damsel, Hunting Giants, Ophelia Falling, Age of Entitlement
Fri, March 15, 2019 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar – QUEBEC FINAL – Event info (coming soon).
Sat, March 23, 2019 – Hard Luck, Toronto, ON – EASTERN CANADA FINAL – Event info (coming soon).
Sat, March 23, 2019 – Kelowna, BC – Muninn’s Post – Event info here.
Bands: Northern Steel, Eden Echo, Arkenfire, Apollyon, Death Machine
Sun, March 24, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – The Red Room – Event info here.
Bands: Apprentice, Alice Hardy, Fallen Stars, Road Rash, Desert Merc, Blackwater Burial
Weds, March 27, 2019 – Calgary, AB – Dickens – Event info (coming soon).
Friday, April 26, 2019 – Calgary – Dickens (CALGARY FINAL) – Event info (coming soon).
Sun, April 28, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – The Red Room – BC FINAL – Event info here.
Sat, May 25, 2019 – Calgary, AB – Dickens – NATIONAL FINAL – Event info (coming soon).
Wacken Metal Battle Canada 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 Canada 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 Canada will perform at the 2019 festival taking place from August 1st – 3rd.
For more info:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com
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