Wacken Metal Battle Canada – Winners = Toronto Semi-Final= Crimson Shadows; Montreal Qualifying = Hollow

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Hollow (Montreal qualifying) and Crimson Shadows (Toronto semi-final) have advanced from their battling rounds. Hollow will perform at next week’s Montreal semi-final on June 7th at Katacombes with Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, & Crosstitution, where two bands will move on to join Crimson Shadows at the national final in Toronto on June 22nd at the Opera House.

The final will see two Toronto semi-finalists and two Montreal semi-finalists along with a wild card band compete for one to rule them all at Wacken 2013 this summer.

The next semi-final in Toronto will be on June 7th at the Rivoli along with the Montreal semi-final on June 7th at Katacombes . All bands will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

Scene Magazine – Battle Chart – www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2013-results/

In additional news, Toronto’s skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER have been announced as the special guest band to perform at this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada final. The band recently returned from their USA tour with Mushroomhead and will be releasing their new album ‘Skrap Metal Vol. II’ on Boonsdale Records on July 9th. Their first single/music video ‘Face It’ can be heard and seen at the following link below.

Music Video – ‘Face It’ – youtu.be/Yy1Dl0tstIE

final trigger - face it - official video

About: The world’s most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join 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.

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 – http://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

Upcoming Battles


Semi-Final – Montreal

Friday, June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*

Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, Crosstitution, Hollow




Semi-Final – Toronto

Friday, June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Warmachine, Spewgore, Vesperia, Panzerfaust, Slyde



Final – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

w/ Crimson Shadows, TBA Toronto semi-finalist, TBA two Montreal semi-finalists, wild card band


Battle Round Winners

WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Semi-Final Round 1 Winner
Move to National Final

Crimson Shadows
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Video: youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 4 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Website: www.hollowofficial.com/
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZioYfY0nbbQ


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 5 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Website: www.panzerfaustblackmetal.com
Video: youtu.be/Kti6soyL3w4

Website: www.slyde.ca
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGJ999uBCk8


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 4 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Website: www.facebook.com/vesperiametal
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_0Td_fckGc

Website: www.facebook.com/groups/2295859923/members/
Video: youtu.be/v9XGE7zKOgE


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 3 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Website: www.reverbnation.com/crosstitution
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwuu55c3GE


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 3 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Website: www.warmachineonline.com
Video: youtu.be/HnUiZgPTwZQ

The Unborn Dead
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unborn-Dead/88574066218


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Trainwreck Architect
Website: www.trainwreckarchitect.net/
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgA4_Pulj8c

Website: www.reverbnation.com/fallstaf
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpyygUzRko


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Website: www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL
Video: www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Website: www.adrenechrome.com
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gyx8-Qczs

Crimson Shadows
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Video: youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI


WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 1 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Fragile Existence
Website: www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/
Video: youtu.be/V5ghdt_whbM

Eclipse Eternal
Website: www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyDOOr5rzc



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