One band to rule them all! Toronto epic power/death metallers Crimson Shadows move forward to play the international finals of Wacken Metal Battle after winning last night’s Canadian final in Toronto, ON that included some of the country’s best, like Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension 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).
The Wacken Metal Battle international finals will be during this year’s Wacken Open Air Festival from August 1st-3rd in Wacken, Germany, with Crimson Shadows playing 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) plus more to be announced.
A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 – http://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/
In additional news, Toronto’s skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER were the special guest band that performed 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 9.
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca