ONE BAND RULES THEM ALL! Canada’s CRIMSON SHADOWS Wins Wacken Metal Battle 2013 @ Wacken Open Air


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CANUCK METAL RULES! One band rules them all as Canadian epic power/death metallers  Crimson Shadows from Toronto, ON have won the international 2013 Wacken Metal Battle.

Stated on the official Wacken Metal Battle website earlier today:

“A decision has been made! The Award Ceremony of this year´s Metal-Battle is over and the winners are Crimson Shadows!

With their mix of Epic Death & Power Metal they left their competitors from almost 30 other countries behind.

Besides the desired label deal with Nuclear Blast the band also won lots of high quality endorsements from Marshall, Washburn, Markbass, Paiste, Woodbrass and Vision Backdrops.

Congratulations to the band! We are curious and are looking forward to your musical future!

Live video from the Crimson Shadows show can already be found at

A main part of the Metal-Battle shows can also be found at the following LINK

Wacken Metal Battle Canada organizer JJ Tartaglia comments:

“I’m honoured that Crimson Shadows have taken the title here at Wacken. It’s a great accomplishment for the band and for Wakcen Metal Battle Canada. We have great metal music to show the world and this is a big step towards proving that.”

Crimson Shadows won the Wacken Metal Battle Canada final on June 22nd in Toronto, ON that included some of the country’s best, like VesperiaHollowDissension and Adrenechrome.  39 independent Canadian bands competed over nine qualifying rounds, three semi-finals and a national final that was judged by Glen Drover (Megadeth / Testament), Martin Popoff (BW&BK / HardRadio), Sarah Lutz (Metal Blade Records), Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Adam Sewell (Stereo Dynamite Records /Monster Voodoo Machine) and Rob Urbinati (Sacrifice).

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The Wacken Metal Battle international finals were held on July 31st prior to this year’s Wacken Open Air Festival from August 1st-3rd in Wacken, Germany. Crimson Shadows played alongside Evile Invaders (Belgium), Industrial City (Georgia), Rotten Souls (Central America), Nin Treasures (China), SIV (Faroe Islands), Karma Zero (France), Chronosphere (Greece), Kill With Hate (Hungary), Ophidian I (Iceland), Overoth (Ireland), BackJumper (Italy), Mysterious Priestess (Japan), La Chudra (Lithuania), An Apple A Day (Luxembourg), Gnida (Poland), Utopium (Portugal), God – The Barbarian Horde (Romania), Trallery (Spain), Vengha (Sweden), Bull-Riff Stampede (UK), Rotten State (Uruguay) and many more.

Finalist info can be found at the following link:

A FREE DOWNLOAD compilation of competing Wacken Metal Battle Canada bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 –

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

Official Website:


Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN


For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit

In additional news, upon returning from the Wacken Metal Battle international finals, CRIMSON SHADOWS with VESPERIA will hit the trans-Canada Highway from Southern Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide for their WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN TOUR.

Check out the event page here


August 5th – Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Zoo
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August 7th – Calgary, Alberta – Dickens Pub

August 9th – Victoria, British Columbia – Lucky Bar – event page:

August 10th – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
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August 12th – TBA

August 14th – Edmonton, Alberta – DV8 Tavern

August 16th – Medicine Hat, Alberta – Liquid Niteclub

August 17th – Lethbridge, Alberta – The Slice Bar – event page:



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