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Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce Toronto Round Two Winners!; One Band To Rule Them All!
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce Our Covenant and Endemise as Toronto round two winners, they will both move forward to compete at one of two city semi-finals with round one winners The Parallax and Psycho Mad Sally on Sat, April 26 @ Hard Luck, 772a Dundas St. W. Events Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461026537458437/ and Sat, May 3 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W. Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/714280651930391/
TORONTO Fri, March 14 @ Hard Luck, 772a Dundas St. W. - Event Details ROUND TWO Our Covenant - WINNER Operus Protokult The Fiction In Folklore Endemise - WINNER About: Over 100 independent Canadian metal bands have been selected to participate in this year's Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House.
One band will be chosen to represent the nation with highest honour at this year's 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany.
The finals will have the following representation and will be judged along with all other rounds by a panel of music industry representatives.
1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC
Last year's battle was witnessed to Toronto, ON's epic power/death metal band Crimson Shadows not only winning the 2013 Canadian final but conquering the international final and performing in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.) The band joined 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.
Submissions were open from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video Below