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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)

Wacken Metal Battle 2015

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Wacken Metal Battle News: Edmonton Round 2 Winners: Arrival of Autumn

March 13th, 2015
Arrival of Autumn WINNERS WMBC EDMONTON

Arrival of Autumn WINNERS WMBC EDMONTON

Edmonton round 2 winner has been selected: Congrats to Arrival of Autumn.

Judges:

Mark Rodgers – CJSR 88.5 FM – Soul of The City
Brian Surgeon- CJSR 88.5 FM – Heavy Metal Lunchbox
Ross Ferguson – Metal Nation Radio – Sedation Saturdays
Anthony Farratto – Sony

Competing Bands:
ROUND 2WITH MALICE: www.facebook.com/WithMaliceBand

REDSKULL RITUAL: www.redskullritual.com

ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: www.arrivalofautumn.com

TIDES OF KHARON: www.facebook.com/TidesofKharon

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LET THE BATTLES BEGIN! CALGARY – WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – ROUND ONE & TWO – JAN 8TH & 9TH

January 3rd, 2015

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – CALGARY – ROUND ONE & TWO – JAN 8th & 9th @ DICKEN’S PUB

Once again the explosion of metal bands in Calgary submitting to Wacken Metal Battle has lead for rounds to begin early! 

Round one and two will begin on Jan 8th and 9th at Dicken’s Pub.

At the end of each night one winner will be chosen to play in the Calgary Final on Friday, March 6th at Dickens Pub.

The Alberta Final will take place in Edmonton this year. Date TBA.

 

FIRST preliminary bout on the road to Wacken METAL Battle Canada 2015 featuring:

Blackest Sin
Burning Effigy
Hellborn Death Engines

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada – EYE OF HORUS Named Winner Of Edmonton Round Three

April 3rd, 2014

Wacken Metal Battle Canada has announced EYE OF HORUS as winner of Edmonton Round Three. The band will join QUIETUS and SAMANDRIEL at the city semi-final on Wednesday, May 7th at Pawn Shop Live (10551 82 Ave NW.) where two bands will move on to compete at the provincial final for Alberta taking place in Calgary on Friday, May 23rd at Dicken’s Pub, (1000 9 Ave SW.). One band from the battle for Alberta will move on to compete at the national final in Toronto, ON on June 7th at Opera House (735 Queen St. E.) where one independent Canadian metal band will be selected to perform at Wacken Open Air 2014 for the international Wacken Metal Battle.

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, six semifinals, 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 honor 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.

-One finalist from Vancouver, BC
-One finalist from Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
-Two finalists from Toronto, ON
-One finalist from Montreal, QC


CALGARY – ARPIL 5 – ROUND THREE – WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA


This is the THIRD preliminary bout on the road to Wacken METAL Battle Canada featuring:

Osyron——————9:30-9:55

The Cadavor Dog——10:10-10:35

Morbidly Depraved—–10:50-11:15

Vile Insignia————11:30-11:55

Hell Hounds————12:10-12:35

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Venue and Line Up Changes

March 3rd, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CALGARY VENUE: THE D HAVING THEIR ENTERTAINMENT LICENSED PULLED, THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES IN VENUE AND LINE UPS FOR CALGARY WACKEN METAL BATTLES.

NEW VENUES, EVENT DETAILS AND LINE UPS AS OF MARCH 3, 2014

 

ROUND TWO

Sat, March 8 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW.  – https://www.facebook.com/events/809259725766443/

Derailed

Penitentz

Skymir

Breed of War

False Flag

 

ROUND THREE

Sat, Apr 5 @ Vern’s, 622 8 Ave SW https://www.facebook.com/events/725903177429916/

Osyron

The Cadavor Dog

Morbidly Depraved

Hell Hounds

Vile Insignia

 

ROUND FOUR

Sat, Apr 26 @ Vern’s, 622 8 Ave SW https://www.facebook.com/events/199573790250928/

The Reckless Heroes

Anakronis

Black Pestilence

Hammerdrone

Slagduster

Scythia

 

ROUND FIVE

Sat, May 3 @ Lord Nelson’s Pub, 1020 8 Ave SW. – https://www.facebook.com/events/199573790250928/

Moosifix

Train Bigger Monkeys

Burning Effigy

Exit Strategy

Every Hour Kills
Sat, May 17 @ Vern’s, 622 8 Ave SW CALGARY FINAL – https://www.facebook.com/events/580770802007211/
Fri, May 23 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW. – ALBERTA FINAL – https://www.facebook.com/events/571319229622396/

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