WMBC has seen Canada’s top metal bands battle each other since 2013 for one to rule them all and perform at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. 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.
“We’re happy to be expanding again this year again with the addition of Ottawa, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Victoria. As pillars of the metal community it’s our duty to provide the opportunities of Metal Battle to as many Canadian bands as possible.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.
Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of February to May 2015 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 26th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from July 30th to August 1st. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.
The finalists will be selected as follows.
1 finalist from BC (Vancouver and Victoria will face off)
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Quebec (Montreal & Quebec City will face off)
1 finalist from Ottawa, ON
1 finalist from Saskatoon or Winnipeg (Saskatoon and Winnipeg will face off)
As of November 20th bands can apply at the following link: http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html
Bands selected will be announced at a later date in January 2015.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ
Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by Ondeschocs.com: http://youtu.be/RrOGyBtqwaQ
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com