Wacken Open Air Metal Battle Coming To Canada
The world's most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite lineup of the globe's best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet to Canada.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be recruiting one independent Canadian band to perform at this year's highly celebrated gathering of metal heads in Wacken, Germany. Searching for the strongest contenders, Metal Battle Canada will showcase Canada's premiere talents for one true champion to represent the nation with highest honor at the Wacken Open Air Festival.
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 W:O:A Metal Battle was founded in 2004 to encourage future generations of heavy metal and rock, as Wacken Open Air believes in supporting the future of metal music and its musicians.
Submissions for Metal Battle Canada can be completed via the online application right here and will be open until March 10th.
April 28 - Rivoli - Toronto, ON
May 2 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
May 5 - Rivoli - Toronto, ON
May 9 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
May 12 - Rivoli - Toronto, ON
May 16 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
May 24 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
May 31 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
June 7 - Rivoli - Toronto, ON
May 9 - Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 15 - Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 22 - Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 31 - Katacombes – Montreal, QC
June 7 - Katacombes – Montreal, QC*
* 2 MONTREAL BANDS MOVE TO FINALS - June 22 at Opera House, Toronto, ON
FINALS - METAL BATTLE CANADA
June 22 - Opera House, Toronto, ON
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