Wacken Metal Battle Canada Winners

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Toronto Semi-Final: Crimson Shadows

Montreal Qualifying: Hollow

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Hollow (Montreal qualifying) and Crimson Shadows (Toronto semi-final) advanced from their battling rounds. Hollow will perform at next week’s Montreal semi-final on June 7 at Katacombes with Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, & Crosstitution, where two bands will move on to join Crimson Shadows at the national final in Toronto on June 22 at the Opera House.

The final will see two Toronto semi-finalists and two Montreal semi-finalists along with a wild card band compete for one to rule them all at Wacken 2013 this summer.

The next semi-final in Toronto will be on June 7 at the Rivoli along with the Montreal semi-final on June 7 at Katacombes. All bands will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

Scene Magazine – Battle Chart – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2013-results/

In additional news, Toronto’s skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER have been announced as the special guest band to perform at this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada final. They returned from their USA tour with Mushroomhead and will be releasing their new album Skrap Metal Vol. II on Boonsdale Records on July 9. Their first single/music video Face It can be heard and seen below.


The world’s most prestigious metal festivalWacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

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.

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 – http://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

Semi-Final – Montreal

Friday, June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*

Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, Crosstitution, Hollow



Semi-Final – Toronto

Friday, June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Warmachine, Spewgore, Vesperia, Panzerfaust, Slyde


Final – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

w/ Crimson Shadows, TBA Toronto semi-finalist, TBA two Montreal semi-finalists, wild card band


Battle Round Winners

Toronto Semi-Final Round 1:

Crimson Shadows Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband  Video: http://youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI

Montreal Qualifying Round 4:

Toronto Qualifying Round 5:

Panzerfaust Website: http://www.panzerfaustblackmetal.com  Video: http://youtu.be/Kti6soyL3w4

Slyde Website: http://www.slyde.ca  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGJ999uBCk8

Toronto Qualifying Round 4:

Vesperia Website: http://www.facebook.com/vesperiametal  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_0Td_fckGc

Spewgore Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2295859923/members/  Video: http://youtu.be/v9XGE7zKOgE

Montreal Qualifying Round 3:

Crosstitution Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/crosstitution  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwuu55c3GE

Toronto Qualifying Round 3:

Warmachine Website: http://www.warmachineonline.com  Video: http://youtu.be/HnUiZgPTwZQ

The Unborn Dead Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unborn-Dead/88574066218

Montreal Qualifying Round 2:

Trainwreck Architect Website: http://www.trainwreckarchitect.net/  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgA4_Pulj8c

Fallstaf Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/fallstaf  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpyygUzRko

Montreal Qualifying Round 1: 

Dissension Website: http://www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL  Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial

Toronto Qualifying Round 2:  

Adrenechrome Website: www.adrenechrome.com  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gyx8-Qczs

Crimson Shadows Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband  Video: http://youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI

Toronto Qualifying Round 1:

Fragile Existence Website: http://www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/  Video: http://youtu.be/V5ghdt_whbM

Eclipse Eternal Website: https://www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyDOOr5rzc

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