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woa_metal_battle_13_logo_300dpiThe world’s most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 37 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil,  Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

The Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up for the qualifying rounds in Toronto & Montreal is as follows and will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

Qualifying Rounds – Toronto

April 28th @ The Rivoli

Fragile Existence

Website: http://www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/
Video: http://youtu.be/V5ghdt_whbM

Eclipse Eternal

Website: https://www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyDOOr5rzc

Deathmarch

Website: www.deathmarch.ca
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY8syHuEFZ0

Vernon Howell

Website: www.facebook.com/vernonhowell416
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ipDF9YgFZA

May 5th @ The Rivoli

Dreamers

Website: www.dreamerswtf.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lbnPWoO08w

Pyramid Theorem

Website: http://www.pyramidtheorem.ca
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YHHRm0wKoM

Crimson Shadows
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Video: http://youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI

Adrenechrome 

Website: www.adrenechrome.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gyx8-Qczs

May 15th @ Hard Luck Bar

Warmachine

Website: http://www.warmachineonline.com
Video: http://youtu.be/HnUiZgPTwZQ

Mastery

Website: www.MasteryOfficial.tk
Video: http://www.youtube.com/masteryofficialtv

The Unborn Dead

Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unborn-Dead/88574066218

Cecile Monique

Website: http://www.cecilemonique.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GQyIQToSaA

Laugh At The Fakes 

Website: www.laughatthefakes.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_vZX6r097w

May 22nd @ Hard Luck Bar

Spewgore

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2295859923/members/
Video: http://youtu.be/v9XGE7zKOgE

Nephelium

Website: www.facebook.com/nephelium/app_2405167945
Video: www.youtube.com/nepheliumofficial

Empyrean Plague

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Empyrean.Plague
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mlu74pz0k8

Answer With Metal
Website: www.facebook.com/answerwithmetal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMx7wncJyfA

May 26th @ The Rivoli

Panzerfaust

Website: http://www.panzerfaustblackmetal.com
Video: http://youtu.be/Kti6soyL3w4

Embracing Soul

Website: http://www.embracingsoul.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jStl80Y7wFU

This Is Death Valley

Website: www.facebook.com/therealtidv 

Slyde

Website: http://www.slyde.ca
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGJ999uBCk8

Qualifying Rounds – Montreal

May 9th @ Katacombes

Dissension

Website: http://www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL

Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial

Warcall

Website: https://www.facebook.com/warcallband
Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z-xAyTOk0Y

Virulys

Website: https://www.facebook.com/VirulysBand
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYlydeyRj-Y

Bookakee 

Website: http://bookakee.bandcamp.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1RDey3NCdk

May 15th @ Katacombes

Trainwreck Architect

Website: http://www.trainwreckarchitect.net/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgA4_Pulj8c

Venomenon

Website: http://venomenon.bandcamp.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/venomenonband

Demise of the Crown

Website: http://www.demiseofthecrown.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPHOWEz1sG4

Fallstaf

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/fallstaf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpyygUzRko

May 22nd @ Katacombes 

Through Death

Website: http://www.throughdeath.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/throughdeathofficial

Crosstitution

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/crosstitution

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwuu55c3GE

Murtenscythe

Website: http://www.murtenscythe.bandcamp.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGvnEIBppr4

Powered by Death

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/poweredbydeath

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWKPaqa72go

May 31st @ Katacombes 

Valfreya

Website: http://www.valfreyametal.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACJJrLSy4_Y

Sanguine Glacialis

Website: http://sanguineglacialis.bandcamp.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/sanguineglacialis

Karkaos

Website: http://www.karkaos.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl_pDPnqC_o

Hollow

Website: http://www.hollowofficial.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZioYfY0nbbQ

Semi Finals – Toronto

May 31 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Semi-Finals – Montreal

June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*

* 2 MONTREAL BANDS MOVE TO FINALS – June 22 at Opera House, Toronto, ON

Finals – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

The W:O:A Metal Battle was founded by in Wacken Open Air 2004 to encourage future generations of heavy metal and rock as the festival believes in supporting the future of metal music and its musicians.

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada 

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

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