The 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
May 5th @ The Rivoli
May 15th @ Hard Luck Bar
The Unborn Dead
Laugh At The Fakes
May 22nd @ Hard Luck Bar
May 26th @ The Rivoli
This Is Death Valley
May 9th @ Katacombes
May 15th @ Katacombes
Demise of the Crown
May 22nd @ Katacombes
Powered by Death
May 31st @ Katacombes
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