WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA 2016! Band Submissions Now Open! New Cities Added!
One Band To Rule Them All!
WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA is proud to return for its fourth year showcasing Canada’s top independent metal talent to the world stage at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, which holds an attendance of over 80,000 metalheads from around the world. For the last three years that Wacken Metal Battle has been held in Canada, it has produced two world champions Vesperia (2015) and Crimson Shadows (2013) to triumph at the international Wacken Metal Battle beating out over 30 other representing countries from around the globe.
This year’s 2016 edition has expanded once again across the country with Hamilton and London and cities from BC’s Lower Mainland, Island and Interior set to be announced at a later date joining the ranks of Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.
“It’s hard to believe that we are already on our 4th edition of the Metal Battle. As always we are striving to make it the best one yet! Expanding to new cities is key to our growth, and we’re very pleased with the addition of Hamilton and London in Ontario, and the Interior in BC. So prepare for a wild year of quality showcases across our great country, and let us all join in celebrating Canadian metal.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.
Submissions for bands from across Canada will be open as of November 5, 2015 and end on January 5th 11:59pm EST. Bands can submit their application for participation at the following link: http://metalbattle.ca/apply.html
Live Video @ Wacken – 2015 – Vesperia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lwkzc4zGUY
Live Video @ Wacken – 2014 – Mutank – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrLaG8BPL4
Live Video @ Wacken – 2013 – Crimson Shadows – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prOdgG4OwQU
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where over a hundred band’s from across the country battle each other for one to be selected and join over 30 other countries for an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, which has been taking place in Wacken , Germany for the last 26 years. Oshawa’s Vesperia (2014 winners – video at Wacken), Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013 winners – video at Wacken) and Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners – video at Wacken) have had that honour playing in front of thousands. The 2016 festival will be taking place from August 4-6.
How it works:
Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2016 selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in Toronto, ON in June (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 27th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 4-6. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.
The finalists will be selected as follows by province.
1 finalist from BC
1 finalist from Prairies (AB, SK, MB)
2 finalists from Ontario
1 finalist from Quebec
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com[separator style=”line” /] Sponsors:
Rehearsal Factory – http://rehearsalfactory.com
FACTOR – http://www.factor.ca (“We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters”)
Pearl Drums – http://pearldrum.com
Boonsdale Records – https://www.boonsdalerecords.com
TicketFly – http://www.ticketfly.com
Long & McQuade – http://www.long-mcquade.com
Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
The Invisible Orange – http://www.theinvisibleorange.com
Concertworks – http://www.concertworks.ca
Big Nate Productions – http://www.calgarymetalfest.com
Absolute Underground – http://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807
Adrenaline 101 Radio – http://www.adrenaline101radio.com
Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Beatroute Magazine – http://www.beatroute.ca
Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.BrokenNeckRadio.com
Bucketlist Music Reviews – http://www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com
Canadian Death Metal – http://www.facebook.com/CanadianDeathMetal
Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio – http://www.xtrememetalradio.ca
Chronic Aggression – http://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com
Crown of Viserys – http://crownofviserys.wordpress.com
Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca
Hammer Smashed Radio – http://www.facebook.com/hammersmashedradio
Heavy Metal ICU – http://www.heavymetalicu.com
Hellbound – http://www.Hellbound.ca
LiveVan.com – http://www.livevan.com
Loaded Radio – http://www.loadedradio.com
Metal As Fuck – http://metalasfuck.net
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com
Metal-Rules – http://www.metal-rules.com
Moose Radio – http://www.metalmooseradio.blogspot.ca
Muzik Injection – http://www.muzikinjection.com
Ondes Chocs – http://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
PureGrainAudio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com
Quebec-Metal – http://www.quebec-metal-archives.blogspot.ca
Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca
Zombitrol – http://www.zombitrol.com