"We are extremely excited to accept the title of the 2015 international Wacken battle champions. There have been many ups and downs on this trip so far, but we have encountered so many amazing people, bands, press and organizers. Thank you SO MUCH for making this happen for us!" comments bassist/ vocalist Morgan Rider.
Top 5 Standings:
1. Place: Canada – Vesperia
2. Place: Israel – Walkways
3. Place: Middle East – Blaakyum
4. Place: United Kingdom – Metaprism
5. Place: Denmark – Savage Machine
As 1st place winners, VESPERIA will receive the following:
*Wacken Foundation – The Wacken Foundation will support the first placed band with a trophy money of 5000€.
5 x 3 m backdrop
2 sideups 85 x 200 cm
Bass drum print
*Pearl – Complete Pearl VBA kit
*Washburn – Washburn PXS20FRTBB
*Randall – Randall RD5H
*Markbass – Little Mark III
*Carl Martin – CARL MARTIN Single Plexitone
*Paiste – Alpha Brillant Metal Set 14/17/18/20+10Splash*
*Marshall – Marshall Fridge
(other prize details can be found here)
VESPERIA was crowned 2015 Canadian champion after performing in the national final alongside MEDEVIL (Vancouver), BLEED (Edmonton), ENDLESS CHAOS (Winnipeg), MIDNIGHT MALICE (Toronto), NORDHEIM (Quebec City) who represented the top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities across Canada. The final took place on June 6th at Opera House in Toronto, ON and was judged by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and Mike Harshaw, Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth), Tim Henderson (BraveWords) and David Bottrill (Producer, Mixer).
For more info on Vesperia, please visit the following links: