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Battle Rounds Announced For Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016 – One Band To Rule Them All!

January 21st, 2016

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA is proud to announce this year’s 2016 battle rounds and line up of over 100 bands competing across the country in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. This is WMBC’s fourth year showcasing Canada’s top independent metal talent to the world stage at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, which holds an attendance of over 80,000 metalheads from around the world. For the last three years that Wacken Metal Battle has been held in Canada, it has produced two world champions Vesperia (2015) and Crimson Shadows (2013) to triumph at the international Wacken Metal Battle beating out over 30 other representing countries from around the globe.

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA 2016! Band Submissions Open Nov 5th! New Cities Added!

November 1st, 2015

2016 Trailer Video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQcxqsxchkQ

 

wacken metal battle canada - 2016 trailer

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA is proud to return for its fourth year showcasing Canada’s top independent metal talent to the world stage at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, which holds an attendance of over 80,000 metalheads from around the world. For the last three years that Wacken Metal Battle has been held in Canada, it has produced two world champions Vesperia (2015) and Crimson Shadows (2013) to triumph at the international Wacken Metal Battle beating out over 30 other representing countries from around the globe.

This year’s 2016 edition has expanded once again across the country with Hamilton and London and cities from BC’s Lower Mainland, Island and Interior set to be announced at a later date joining the ranks of Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

“It’s hard to believe that we are already on our 4th edition of the Metal Battle. As always we are striving to make it the best one yet! Expanding to new cities is key to our growth, and we’re very pleased with the addition of Hamilton and London in Ontario, and the Interior in BC. So prepare for a wild year of quality showcases across our great country, and let us all join in celebrating Canadian metal.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

Submissions for bands from across Canada will be open as of November 5, 2015 and end on January 5th 11:59pm EST. Bands can submit their application for participation at the following link: http://metalbattle.ca/

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Interview with Morgan Rider of Vesperia, Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015 Champions- Part I

July 2nd, 2015

Interview with Morgan Rider of Vesperia

Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015 Champions – Part I

by JP

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It was week after midnight in Toronto, Ontario on June 6th when it was finally announced, Vesperia had won the Wacken Metal Battle Canada.  We decided to contact the band and do a two-part interview.  In this first part we will meet the band and in Part II we will hear of their adventures in Germany this summer.  Enjoy!

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announce VESPERIA 2015 National Final Champion 

June 8th, 2015

Full Listing of Battle Rounds By City: http://wp.me/PciNW-5lQ

Free Download: Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 3 (Over 80 Tracks)

ONE BAND RULES THEM ALL! Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce VESPERIA as this year’s 2015 winner. The band was crowned champion after performing alongside MEDEVIL (Vancouver), BLEED (Edmonton), ENDLESS CHAOS (Winnipeg), MIDNIGHT MALICE(Toronto), NORDHEIM (Quebec City) who represented the top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities across Canada.

We are very proud to present Vesperia’s brand of epic melodic metal to the mighty Wacken festival. This makes it two wins for front man Morgan Rider who played bass for Crimson Shadows during their 2013 win and has been a very active player in the Canadian metal scene for many years. It’s great to see him succeed and carry the torch with Vesperia.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

VESPERIA will now move on to perform at the 11th international Wacken Metal Battle(participating countries can be found here) at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air (July 30-Aug 1) in Wacken, Germany, which has attendance of over 80,000 people.

The final took place on June 6th at Opera House in Toronto, ON and was judged by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters and Mike Harshaw, Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth), Tim Henderson (BraveWords) and David Bottrill (Producer, Mixer).

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announces National Final Line Up – June 6th – Toronto @ Opera House

April 27th, 2015

Full Listing of Battle Rounds By City: http://wp.me/PciNW-5lQ

Free Download: Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 3 (Over 80 Tracks)

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Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce the line up for this year’s national final on June 6th in Toronto, ON at Opera House with special guest headliner Goat Horn. The final represents Canada’s top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities across Canada. One winner from the final will be crowned Canada’s best metal band for the 2015 edition of Wacken Metal Battle Canada and move on to perform at the 11th international Wacken Metal Battle (participating countries can be found here) at the world’s largest metal festivalWacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, which has attendance of over 80,000 people.

“The final billing is complete and what an impressive lineup of our finest from across the country. It will be a true showcase of the diversity and excellence of Canadian metal. I feel this will be one to remember. Let us rally together and give the chosen ones a proper send off to the holy fields of Wacken!” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

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Wacken Metal Battle News: Quebec Final Winner: Nordheim

April 24th, 2015
Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Wacken Metal Battle 2015

QUEBEC FINAL (Montreal vs. Quebec City) – April 23, 2015 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

WINNER – NORDHEIM (Quebec City) – http://nordheimfolkmetal.wix.com/canada

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/316905555181858/

Judges:
Bart Frydrychowicz – Quo Vadis
Lex Ivian – Ondes Chocs
Andrew Wieler – CJLO1690AM – Metal Director
Jason Dascal – CKUT 90.3FM – Sounds of Steel

Bands:
SANGUINE GLACIALIS www.facebook.com/SanguineGlacialis
MAD PARISH www.facebook.com/madparishmetal
DECADAWN www.facebook.com/decadawn
NORDHEIM www.facebook.com/nordheim.folkmetal

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NATIONAL FINAL – June 6, 2015 @ Opera House, 735 Queen Street East
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614422178786496/
Endless Chaos (Winnipeg)
Medevil (Vancouver)
Midnight Malice (Toronto)
Bleed (Edmonton)
Nordheim (Quebec City)
OTHER NATIONAL FINALIST TBA

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Wacken Metal Battle News: BC Final Winner: Medevil

April 11th, 2015
Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Wacken Metal Battle 2015

BC FINAL – April 10, 2015 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings
WINNER – MEDEVIL – https://www.facebook.com/medevilband

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601480966751177/

Judges:
JJ Caithcart – Scrape Records
Chris Dyck – Nothing Is Heavy
Michael Johnston – Mikillink Digital Media
Myk Shaflik – All Star Pacific and Red Room
Abelardo Mayoral – The Invisible Orange
Jon Asher – Asher Media Relations

Finalists:
Bushwhacker – https://www.facebook.com/BushwhackerYukon
Unbeheld – https://www.facebook.com/Unbeheld
Resurgence – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Resurgence/34695844483
Medevil – https://www.facebook.com/medevilband
Torrefy – https://www.facebook.com/Torrefy

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Wacken Metal Battle News: QUEBEC CITY WINNER – NORDHEIM – Quebec Final Line Up

April 5th, 2015
Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Here’s the latest news from Quebec City round and the Quebec Final Line Up taking place in Montreal..

QUEBEC CITY ROUND (one and only) from April 4, 2015 @ L’Agitee, 251 Rue Dorchester
WINNER – NORDHEIM www.facebook.com/pages/Nordheim/230922264635

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/435297319953107/

Judges
Lee Whiskey – MUTANK (2014 WMBC Winners)
Paul Zinay – Blackguard
Alain Gagnon – Capitale du Metal
Francois “Blastbeat” Fortin – Producer / Drummer
Marc Andre Gingras “MAG” – ex-guitarist for Quo Vadis and guitar teacher to CEGEP students

Bands:
EPIPHANY FROM THE ABYSS www.facebook.com/epiphanyfromtheabyssqc
FEELS LIKE HOME www.facebook.com/feelslikehomeband
SUDDEN FLAMES www.facebook.com/pages/Suddenflames/182848391856
LA CORRIVEAU www.facebook.com/pages/La-Corriveau/326581294154
KAOTIK www.facebook.com/KAOTIKMETAL
NORDHEIM www.facebook.com/pages/Nordheim/230922264635

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QUEBEC FINAL (Montreal vs Quebec City) taking place in Montreal on April 23, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/316905555181858/
Sanguine Glacialis (Montreal)
Mad Parish (Montreal)
Decadawn (Montreal)
Nordheim (Quebec City)

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Wacken Metal Battle News: Toronto Round #5 Winners Wretchepain + Black Absinthe

April 4th, 2015
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Wacken Metal Battle 2015

TORONTO ROUND #5 WINNERS from April 3, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Wretchedpain – http://www.wretchedpain.com and Black Absinthe – http://www.facebook.com/ blackabsintheband
Judges:
Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth)
Craig Rose (Rose Management)
Trev McKendry (Metal Nation Radio)
Bands:
BLACK ABSINTHE www.facebook.com/blackabsinthe band
ASCENDIA www.ascendia.rocks
CADENCE CALLING www.facebook.com/CadenceCalling/
LAST OF A DYING BREED www.facebook.com/lastofadyingbreedband
WRETCHEDPAIN www.wretchedpain.com

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Wacken Metal Battle News: Edmonton Final Winners + Alberta Final Details

April 3rd, 2015

EDMONTON FINAL WINNERS from April 2, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest.
BLEED: – www.bleedband.com and ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: – www.arrivalofautumn.com
(Picture of winners below)

EDMONTON FINAL WINNERS

EDMONTON FINAL WINNERS

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/346621058860133/

Judges:
Anthony Farrauto – Sony Music
Brian Lambert – Heavy Metal lunchbox – CJSR 88.5 FM
Lacey Paige – Absolute Underground
Ross Ferguson – Metal Nation Radio
Metal John – Mind Compression – CJSR 88.5 FM

Bands:
ELNORA: www.facebook.com/pages/Elnora/253625204818220
ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: www.arrivalofautumn.com
BLEED: www.bleedband.com
BLACK XIII: www.facebook.com/BlackXIIIband

The Alberta final being held in Edmonton will host the following bands for one to battel in Toronto, ON at the national final on June 6th at Opera House.

ALBERTA FINAL (CALGARY vs. EDMONTON) – Hosted in EDMONTON
April 18, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/679157078855069/
Dethgod (Calgary)
AfterEarth (Calgary)
Arrival of Autumn (Grande Prairie)
Bleed (Edmonton)

 

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Wacken Metal Battle News: Victoria Round (one and only) Winner: Torrefy; VANCOUVER On April 10

March 30th, 2015
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Wacken Metal Battle 2015

VICTORIA ROUND (one and only) WINNER from March 28, 2015 @ The Cambie Esquimalt, 856 Esquimalt Road) – TORREFY – https://www.facebook.com/Torrefy

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/772331709528191/

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Wacken Metal Battle News: Montreal Round 3 Winner: Decadawn + Toronto Round 4 Winners: Apokalyptik Warrior + Call of The Wild

March 28th, 2015
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Wacken Metal Battle 2015

MONTREAL ROUND #3 Winner from March 27, 2015 @ Katcombes, (1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) – DECADAWN – www.facebook.com/decadawn

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/781155558625069/

JUDGES:
ANDREW WEILER (CJLO),
JEFF WATERS (ANNIHILATOR),
MIKE MARINO (IBANEZ),
LEX IVIAN (ONDES CHOCS)

Bands:
EVERTRAPPED – www.facebook.com/evertrapped
FAYNE – www.facebook.com/faynemusic
DISTORTHEAD – www.facebook.com/Distortheadband
DECADAWN – www.facebook.com/decadawn

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TORONTO ROUND #4 Winners from March 27, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West) – APOKALYPTIK WARRIOR – www.facebook.com/ApokalyptikWarrior + CALL OF THE WILD – www.facebook.com/callofthewildofficial

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/770980682950485/

Judges:
Jon Asher (Asher Media Relations)
Oscar Rangel (Annihilator)
Dan Hand (Underground Operations)
Andrew Epstein (FlinkTO)

RIVERS RUN RED – www.facebook.com/riversrunred
BLACK EVE – www.blackevemetal.com/#!music/c1t44
APOKALYPTIK WARRIOR – www.facebook.com/ApokalyptikWarrior
CALL OF THE WILD – www.facebook.com/callofthewildofficial
OLDE – www.facebook.com/oldedoom

history of all rounds can be found here – http://ashermediarelations.com/festivals-associations/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2015/

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Wacken Metal Battle News: Ottawa Round Winner: A Scar For The Wicked

March 23rd, 2015
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Wacken Metal Battle 2015

OTTAWA ROUND Winner from March 21st @ Mavericks – A Scar For The Wicked- www.facebook.com/ASFTW

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549850741958140/

JUDGES are:
Topon Das – Fuck The Facts / Apartment 2 Recording / Noise Salvation Recordings
Jeremy Harley – CKCU 931. FM Hammer Smashed Radio
Christina Kasper – Black Widow Promotions
Lee Whiskey – MUTANK (2014 WMBC WINNER)
Stephen Reynolds – MUTANK (2014 WMBC WINNER)
Jeff Waters – Annihilator

Bands:

ENDEMISE www.facebook.com/Endemise

A SCAR FOR THE WICKED www.facebook.com/ASFTW

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS www.facebook.com/chariotsofthegods

SCARECROWZ www.facebook.com/Scarecrowzband

DEATHROW SIX www.facebook.com/deathrowsix

…FROM THE DEEP www.facebook.com/fromthedeepmetal

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE – EDMONTON ROUND #3 WINNER

March 20th, 2015
Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Wacken Metal Battle 2015

EDMONTON ROUND #3 WINNER: BLËED –www.bleedband.com

Event Link March 19 at Pawn Shop https://www.facebook.com/events/876592109050020/

Judges:
Mark Rodgers – CJSR FM 88.5 – Soul of The City
Lacey Paige – Absolute Underground TV / Mag
Ross Ferguson – Metal Nation Radio – Sedation Saturdays
Anthony Farratto – Sony

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Canada’s Wacken Metal Battle Toronto Round 2 Winners from March 13th

March 14th, 2015
Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Wacken Metal Battle 2015

Toronto Round 2 Winners from March 13th = Midnight Malice and CAYM

March 13 – Hard Luck Bar – https://www.facebook.com/events/1535700566708569/

Guest Judges:
Drew Masters (M.E.A.T) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/meatmag/
John Belrose (Maple Metal Records) – http://www.maplemetalrecords.com/
Cory Hofing (Crimson Shadows) – https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonShadowsBand

Competing Bands:
AXMINISTER – https://www.facebook.com/AxMinister
ADRIAN PAIN & THE DEAD SEXY – www.facebook.com/pages/Adrian-Pain-The-Dead-Sexy/140237086062408
CAYM – www.caymmetal.com
DISPERSIA – https://www.facebook.com/dispersiaband
MIDNIGHT MALICE – www.facebook.com/midnightmalice

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