Wacken Metal Battle USA Philadelphia & Boston Round Winners! 

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Boston Round 2 Winner = GOBLET

One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air

One band, one champion, thousands of metalheads! 

Wacken Metal Battle In America For The First Time! 

Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce the first ever Philadelphia round winners conquered by POWER THEORY and COPRSE HOARDER. The bands will now move on to the national final in New York City (date to be determined). The round was held on Saturday, March 18th at Whiskey Tango along with other competing bands In The Presence of WolvesFatal AggressionAssayerMalphas.

Boston Round 2 was won by GOBLET, who will now move on the Boston city final on April 19th and will join round 1 winner COFFIN BIRTH. Round 2 was held on March 21st at Once Somerville along with other competing bands PathogenicCarnivoraRavage. Remaining qualifying rounds listed below.

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info). For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle USA is coming to America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 festival taking place from August 3rd – 5th. Please watch the following video trailer to see all the metal fun! www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_xjt8Qp3TE

Boston, MA

Round 3 – Wednesday, March 29 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Event Link: www.facebook.com/events/1365881590142958/
Upheaval – upheavalboston.bandcamp.com/
Leather Lung – leatherlungcult.bandcamp.com/
Birnam Wood – birnamwood.bandcamp.com/
Concilium – www.facebook.com/conciliumdoom/

Final – Wednesday, April 19 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Event Link: www.facebook.com/events/364745117238312/
Round 1 Winner – Coffin Birth – coffinbirth.bandcamp.com/

New York City
(dates coming soon)

How it works:

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals, selecting the top band to move forward to the national final in New York City (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 28th edition of Wacken Open Air. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows by city.

2 Finalists from Boston
2 Finalists from Philadelphia
2 Finalists from New York City
National Final in New York City

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

Official Website: www.metalbattlusa.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wackenmetalbattleusa/

Twitter: twitter.com/WackenBattleUSA 

For more info on international battle, please visit: www.metal-battle.com

For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit www.wacken.com

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