Free Download! WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA 2015 compilation


Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce this year’s line up of competing bands across the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.

“2015 is going to be our strongest year yet. More cities, more submissions, and more great Canadian metal. The chosen bands are looking very promising and I am especially excited for this year’s edition.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

All bands competing are battling for one to rule them all and play at the world’s largest metal fest Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany taking place from July 30th to August 1st. 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.

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January 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 & 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)
Battle Rounds By City:

VICTORIA March 28, 2015 @  The Cambie Esquimalt, 856 Esquimalt Road
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Krunch Mustard
Cryptic Enslavement
VANCOUVER – ROUND #1 March 1, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
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Opus Arise
Saints of Death
VANCOUVER – ROUND #2 March 8, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
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The Messiah Complex
My Own Chaos 
Precious Dudes 
VANCOUVER – ROUND #3 March 15, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
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Lung Flower
Harvest The Infection
VANCOUVER – ROUND #4 March 22, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
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King Coyote
Elysium Echoes
Among The Betrayed
VANCOUVER – FINAL April 10, 2015 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings
CALGARY – ROUND #1 January 8, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
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Blackest Sin
Burning Effigy
Hellborn Death Engines – WINNER
CALGARY – ROUND #2 January 9, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
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Statue of Demur Official
Train Bigger Monkeys
CALGARY – ROUND #3 February 6, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
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After The Prophet
Shark Infested Daughters (WINNER)
CALGARY – ROUND #4 February 26, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Black Pestilence
CALGARY – FINAL March 6, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Hellborn Death Engines
Shark Infested Daughters
EDMONTON – ROUND # 1 March 5, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Dahlmers Realm
Windy City Slaughter
Silent Line
EDMONTON – ROUND #2 March 12, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
With Malice
Redskull Ritual
Arrival of Autumn
Tides of Kharon
EDMONTON – ROUND #3 March 19, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Cat The Adversary
EDMONTON – ROUND #4 March 26, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Sleeping In Traffic
Fear The Living
Black XIII
Our Darkest Moments
EDMONTON – FINAL April 2, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
ALBERTA FINAL April 18, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
WINNIPEG – ROUND #1 January 16, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
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Endless Chaos – WINNER
The Void.
WINNIPEG – ROUND #2 January 17, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
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Speed Demon Thrash
Spill The Blood
Tyrants Demise
Vathek – WINNER
SASKATOON January 16, 2015 @ Rock Bottom, 834 Broadway Avenue
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Altars of Grief
Harmful Effects – WINNER
Maelstrom Vale – WINNER
REGINA – PRAIRIE FINAL February 20, 2015 @ The Exchange, 2431 8 Avenue
Endless Chaos
Harmful Effects
Maelstrom Vale
TORONTO – ROUND #1 March 6, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TORONTO – ROUND #2 March 13, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy
Midnight Malice
TORONTO – ROUND #3 March 20, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Eternal Rising
TORONTO – ROUND #4 March 27, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
Apokalyptik Warrior
Black Eve
Call Of The Wild
Rivers Run Red 
TORONTO – ROUND #5 April 3, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Black Absinthe
Cadence Calling
Last Of A Dying Breed
TORONTO – SEMI-FINAL #1 April 18, 2015 @ RivolI, 334 Queen St W
TORONTO – SEMI FINAL #2 April 25, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
OTTAWA March 21, 2015 @ Mavericks, 221 Rideau Street
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Chariots of The Gods 
…From the Deep
A Scar For The Wicked
MONTREAL – ROUND #1 February 12, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
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Sanguine Glacialis (WINNER)
Nothingness Theory
MONTREAL – ROUND # 2 February 20, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
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Mad Parish
Mercury Blast
MONTREAL – ROUND #3 March 27, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
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MONTREAL – FINAL April 23, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Sanguine Glacialis
QUEBEC CITY April 4, 2015 @ L’Agitee, 251 Rue Dorchester
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La Corriveau   
Sudden Flames
Feels Like Home
Epiphany From The Abyss
NATIONAL FINAL – TORONTO June 6, 2015 @ Opera House, 735 Queen Street East

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Nasum Vinyl Reissues

Inhale/Exhale, Human 2.0, Helvete, and Shift Coming this December

Swedish grindcore icons NASUM will see the vinyl reissues of their four essential studio albums for the first time in over 10 years via Relapse Records this January.

Limited edition versions of 1998’s Inhale/Exhale, 2000’s Human 2.0, 2003’s Helvete, and 2004’s Shift will be made available online December 19th and in stores on January 27th in North America, January 26th in the UK/World and January 24th in Germany/Benelux/Finland. A super limited Gold and White Merge w/ Black, Gold and Red Splatter edition will be available exclusively via

One of the most influential and best-selling grindcore bands of all time, NASUM innovated and perfected the grindcore genre over their 13+ year career before it was tragically cut short by the death of guitarist/vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk in the Thai Tsunami of 2004. The group reformed in 2012 for a sold-out farewell tour across the world to lay the band to rest and pay tribute to Mieszko.

All four records are available for streaming via the band’s official Bandcamp page.

CONQUER Offer Free Download of EP

Title Track ‘A Worms Demise’, Due Out December 2

1. A Worms Demise (5:23)

2. Hell’s First Born (4:59)

3. God Is The Destroyer (5:43)

EP Length: 16:06

Canadian blackened death metal band CONQUER will be unleashing their self-produced debut EP ‘A Worms Demise’ on December 2nd and are offering fans a FREE download of the title track at the following link here.

“Conquer’s main objective musically is to pay homage to the forefathers of Extreme Metal and bring the classic sound of bands past to a new generation of metalheads.”

comments vocalist Devlin Anderson.

The Oshawa, ON based band was originally created by vocalist Devlin Anderson as a one man black metal project, which has now grown to a full onslaught of blackened death with an influence of thrash featuring drummer Simon Oukhine, Ryan White on crushing guitar in the vein of classic Celtic Frost influence along with ex-Left Hand Creation bassist Rob Holden and his extreme groove.

For more info on Conquer, please visit the following links:

EP Credits:
Mixed and Mastered by Ryan White
Produced by Ryan White and Devlin Anderson

EP + Live Line Up:
Devlin Anderson: Vocals/Guitar
Ryan White: Lead Guitar
Rob Holden: Bass
Simon Oukhine: Drums

SEPTICFLESH Unveil Final “Making Of” Video

Just in time for the release of their highly anticipated new album “Titan,” the Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH – who kicked off their long-awaited North American tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse this week — unveiled the final video in their behind-the-scenes “making-of” series.


Watch as they add the final touches to the recording alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir below:

“Titan” — the band’s Prosthetic debut — has been lauded as “the music of a Biblical apocalypse” ( while scoring a near-perfect rating from Outburn, who praised its “grand symphonic orchestration and thunderous percussion.”

Mixed and mastered by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy), “Titan” consists of 10 epic, resounding tracks the band self-describes as “the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams.”

Pick up a copy of “Titan” on 2 CD Digi-pak (featuring an extra disc of five orchestral bonus tracks) or Gatefold 2 LP from the band at one of their upcoming co-headlining shows throughout North America with Fleshgod Apocalypse, or from the Prosthetic webstore HERE. Digital downloads are also available now via iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) and Amazon MP3 (Standard/Deluxe).

6/24       New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25       Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26       Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27       Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28       Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29       Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/30       Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1         Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3         Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4         Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5         Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6         Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7         Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8         West Hollywood, CA — House of Blues #
7/9         Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #
7/10       Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/11       Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater Music #
7/12       Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
7/13       Guadalajara, MX – Calle 2
7/14       Mexico City, MX – El Plaza Condesa
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Black Crown Initiate, Necronomicon

OVERKILL Premiere Lyric Video

Jersey Thrash legends OVERKILL are launching the premiere of the official lyric video for the track ‘Armorist’ from their upcoming new album White Devil Armory.

The video will premiere today on the official OVERKILL homepage: as well as via Skullkrushers, the German OVERKILL fanclub:

White Devil Armory will be out on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012’s The Electric Age.

Check out OVERKILL live at the following dates:

30.10. ESP Barcelona – Razz2
31.10. ESP Madrid – Shoko
01.11. PT Porto – Hard Club
02.11. ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
04.11. I Milano – Live Club
05.11. CH Pratteln – Z 7
06.11. D Karlsruhe – Substage
07.11. D Osnabrück – Rosenhof
08.11. D Bremen – Tivoli
09.11. D Nürnberg – Hirsch
11.11. D Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
12.11. D Hamburg – Markthalle
13.11. D Berlin – Postbahnhof
14.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
15.11. NL Uden – De Pul

Presented by EMP, Rock Hard, Guitar, EMP Rock Invasion

The track listing of White Devil Armory will be as follows:
01. XDM
02. Armorist
03. Down To The Bone
04. PIG
05. Bitter Pill
06. Where There’s Smoke
07. Freedom Rings
08. Another Day To Die
09. King Of The Rat Bastards
10. It’s All Yours
11. In The Name

You can pre-order your copy of White Devil Armory at the following address: | |

Logo: Nuclear Blast Records

ALLEGAEON “Elements of the Infinite” Available Now

ALLEGAEON‘s new album “Elements of the Infinite” has been released today in North America on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for order in special bundle packages at It is also currently the #3 album on the iTunes Metal Chart!

Today the band has released a play-through video for the song “Dyson Sphere“. Get an exclusive look at the video HERE.

ALLEGAEON‘s video for the song “Our Cosmic Casket” can be streamed HERE. Their video for the song “1.618” can be viewed HERE.

In support of their new album “Elements of the InfiniteALLEGAEON will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of “The Artery Metal Tour”. The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour can be purchased HERE.

To give fans more of an insight into the album, Metal Blade created a series of Lyric description/audio teasers for each song from “Elements of the Infinite.” Each brief segment features a clip of music from each song on the record, and a description of the track from vocalist Ezra Haynes. All of the segments are available via the band’s official facebook page and instagram account: |

Elements of the Infinite” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero’s efforts here, along with the band’s new material, has led to ALLEGAEON‘s most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (

Tour w/ Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning:
08/05: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
08/06: Spring Lake Park, MN @ Pov
08/07: Peoria, IL @ Rail II
08/08: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
08/09: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
08/10: Akron, OH @ Rock Factory
08/11: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
08/12: Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock
08/13: Denver, CO @ Maruqis Theater
08/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
08/16: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
08/17: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
08/19: Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
08/20: Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
08/21: San Diego, CA @ Soma-Sidestage
08/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
08/23: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
08/25: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
08/26: San Antonio, TX @ Korova (basement)
08/27: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
08/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
08/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room

Ezra Haynes – Vocals
Michael Stancel – Guitar
Greg Burgess – Guitar
Corey Archuleta – Bass
Brandon Park – Drums

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