Push MOTORHEAD Into The Hall Of Fame

Adrenaline PRFirst of all, it is very important to note the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is a bullshit shrine that has lost any prestige or honor. Due to its acceptance of less than honorable artists (Motorhead notwithstanding), the Hall has become nothing more than a credit, a resume asterisk, that can & should be exploited. Here’s a great way to get involved…

Support MOTÖRHEAD by hashtagging #InductMotorheadRRHOF and let the world know why YOU think that MOTÖRHEAD should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

We know what you’re thinking. What? MOTÖRHEAD isn’t in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame yet? No, we can’t believe it either, and we can’t imagine why. Let’s show ‘em what they’re missing.

Music celebs and bands like Duff McKagan, Anthrax, Danko Jones, Dio (on behalf of his camp), and more have already joined in supporting MOTÖRHEAD on Twitter, and you should too!

Keep heavy metal alive in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by nominating the greatest heavy metal band of all time!

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THE OCEAN Release New Video, Ready to Hit the Road

THE OCEAN launched a brand new video for Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams from their most recent album, Pelagial. The video is the band’s first official music video, not counting previous videos composed of live footage, directed by Alexander Kraudelt and Lukas Hambach, produced by Frameshock, with additional visuals by Craig Murray. Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams is streaming now on metalblade.com/theocean.

Guitarist and founding member Robin Staps comments:

“This clip is blending performance footage with excerpts from Craig Murray’s Pelagial movie, which was released along with the limited edition CD and vinyl boxset versions of the album. We’ve never really done a clip like that before, but it was great fun making this.”

Pelagial, the latest album from THE OCEAN, is received with open arms and ears across the globe – this is a band that are becoming widely regarded as leaders within their genre.

Metal Sucks declared The Ocean have “never written more intriguing music.”

“Mastodon‐shaped footprints, lush strings… [before] the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos” – Spin

“more luxurious, experimental and textural” – Decibel

“ambitious and adventurous” – Terrorizer

“melodrama, intimacy, grandeur, grace and big fucking riffs” – Kerrang

“With Isis gone, no one has yet taken their place as intelligent and sensitive masters of post‐metal but, with this, there’s no doubt that The Ocean are shoe‐ins for the title” – RockARolla

The latter’s emphasis is fitting considering The Ocean recently toured a number of sell out shows with another master of post‐metal, Cult of Luna. The Mastodon reference is relevant after they invited The Ocean out for their summer tour dates, and the diversity on display is never more apparent when you consider tours in the past few years with Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth and Anathema. The Ocean has an army of fans, and undoubtedly the respect of their peers.

Diverse elements were honed and perfected on Pelagial, and this ethos is at the heart of the touring package for The Ocean’s headline European tour. For an album that treads a wild and creative path within and outside of the supposed boundaries of metal, Norway’s SHINING could not be a more appropriate addition to the touring bill. Their new album One One One was recently released and it’s direct and pulsating approach is gathering the same kind of response that saw 2010’s Blackjazz get rave reviews all over the world, with contemporaries such as Danko Jones and Mike Portnoy writing pieces praising the band. If you’ve seen them live then you’ll know how good they are; if you’ve not, you need to!

Poland’s TIDES FROM NEBULA meanwhile have mesmerized the underground and in 2013 they take a step up, releasing their new album via a brand new label. They bring postrock to this package, a welcome ingredient due to this genre touching aspects of Pelagial. Finally, France’s HACRIDE bring some serious, technical heaviness to the tour, as anyone who has heard their new album Back To Where You’ve Never Been will testify.

THE OCEAN
03/10/13 – Germany, Dortmund, FZQ Freiseitzentrum West – WestEnd Festival
06/10/13 – Netherlends, Baarlo, JC Sjiwa – Progpower Europe
13/10/13 – Germany, Cologne, Essigfabrik – Euroblast Festival
w/ Shining, Tides From Nebula, Hacride
29/10/13 – Germany, Hamburg, Logo
30/10/13 – Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
31/10/13 – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Baroeg
01/11/13 – United Kingdom, London, The Garage
03/11/13 – France, Paris, Divan du Monde
05/11/13 – Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 2
06/11/13 – Spain, Madrid, Caracol
07/11/13 – Portugal, Porto, Hard Club
09/11/13 – Italy, Turin, AudioDrome
10/11/13 – Italy, Rome, Traffic
11/11/13 – Slovenia, Ljubljana, Gala Hala
12/11/13 – Germany, Munich, Backstage Club
13/11/13 – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
14/11/13 – France, Belfort, La Poudriere
15/11/13 – Germany, Essen, Zeche Carl
17/11/13 – Germany, Berlin, Lido
18/11/13 – Poland, Warsaw, Progresja
19/11/13 – Poland, Wroclaw, Alibi

http://www.metalblade.com/theocean
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective
https://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial/

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.

About:

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

* 2 MONTREAL BANDS MOVE TO FINALS

https://www.facebook.com/events/118342098362837/

Semi-Final – Toronto

Friday, June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Warmachine, Spewgore, Vesperia, Panzerfaust, Slyde

https://www.facebook.com/events/161587447341982/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/285661471569371/

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

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Qualifying Winners Announced

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce VesperiaSpewgore along with Crosstitution advanced from their qualifying rounds in Toronto and Montreal.

Semifinals take place in Toronto on May 31 and June 7 at Hard Luck Bar and in Montreal on June 7 at Katacombes with the national finals in Toronto on June 22 at the Opera House.

The final rounds of qualifying in Toronto will be on Sunday, May 26 at the Rivoli with Panzerfaust, Slyde, Cryptik Howling, This Is Death Valley, Embracing Soul and in Montreal on Friday, May 31 at Katacombes with Karkaos, Valfreya, Hollow, Sanguine Glacialis. 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/

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About: 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 challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Blood, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who 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

Qualifying Winners

WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 4 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

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

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 3 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

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

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 3 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

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

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

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

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

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

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

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

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

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 1 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

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

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Continues

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Winners: Round 1 Toronto Qualifying – Fragile Existence and Eternal Eclipse

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Fragile Existence and Eclipse Eternal moved forward from their qualifying round and will be performing in the Toronto semi finals taking place on May 31 (Hard Luck Bar) and June 7 (Rivoli).

The second Toronto qualifying round will be taking place on Sunday, May 5 at The Rivoli with Crimson Shadows, Adrenechrome, Dreamers, Pyramid Theorem and round 1 of qualifying in Montreal begins on Thursday, May 9 at Katcombes with Dissension, Bookakee, Warcall, Virulys.

About: 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.

The Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up for the qualifying rounds in Toronto & Montreal is as follows and will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

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

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Eclipse Eternal, Deathmarch, Fragile Existence, Vernon Howell

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Winners Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

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

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Crimson Shadows, Adrenechrome, Dreamers, Pyramid Theorem

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/145113242334068/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 1 w/ Dissension, Bookakee, Warcall, Virulys

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/269499079852535/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Warmachine, Mastery, The Unborn Dead, Cecile Monique, Laugh At The Fakes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/636121479737458/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 2 w/ Trainwreck Architect, Venomenon, Demise of The Crown, Fallstaf

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/349373411841013/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Nephelium, Spewgore, Empyrean Plague, Answer With Metal, Vesperia

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/504838809551210/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 3 w/ Through Death, Crosstituition, Murtenscythe, Powered By Death

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/398000663640115/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Panzerfaust, Embracing Soul, This Is Death Valley, Slyde, Cryptik Howling

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 8:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/454483377961413/

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 4 w/ Valfreya, Sanguine Glacialis, Karkaos, Hollow

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/311701678957238/

Semi-Finals – Toronto

Friday, May 31 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
Friday, June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Semi-Finals – Montreal

Friday, June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*

* 2 MONTREAL BANDS MOVE TO FINALS

https://www.facebook.com/events/118342098362837/

Finals – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

Sponsors/Media partners:

Absolute Underground – https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/
Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/
Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com/
Chronic Aggression – https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
Boonsdale Records – https://www.facebook.com/boonsdale
Rehearsal Factory – http://rehearsalfactory.com/
Ondes Chocs – https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Governor’s Ball – http://www.thegovernorsball.com/
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com
Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada – https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA

WACKEN Canadian Metal Battle Submission Deadline Extended

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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 has now been extended to March 17 and can be completed via the online application at the following link below. (Please remember to select the city in which you would like to potentially compete.)

Metal Battle Canada application link – http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html

Promo Video – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Battling rounds for Metal Battle Canada will be held on the following dates:

TORONTO DATES:

QUALIFYING
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

SEMI-FINALS

May 24 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
May 31 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

MONTREAL DATES:

QUALIFYING

May 9 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 15 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 22 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 31 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC

MONTREAL SEMI-FINALS

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

RULES

All bands that wish to participate in the Metal Battle must read the following rules and guidelines. Bands who send in an application automatically agree to the rules and terms.

Your band doesn’t have a record deal and isn’t about to sign to a record label in the near future.
Your band must be able to play a 30 minute set consisting of your own original material.
PA, lighting, and sound engineer will be provided for all bands by Metal Battle Canada.
Backline arrangements TBA.
The bands must bring their own instruments such as guitars, bass, drum breakables, keyboards and effect pedals and may also bring and use their own guitar amps.
To keep the changeover times as short as possible, bands with left handed drummers will play as first or last band. All bands have to follow the directions given by the promoters or stage manager.
Jury of respected music industry folk will decide the winners each night.
If a band overruns its allotted performance time, then the band-members should be aware of the fact that in this case their sound will be faded out. The running order for the concert will be released a few days before the event takes place.

About Wacken:

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is a summer open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With 80,000 festival visitors, and including personnel a total of roughly 86,000 attendees in 2011,[2] it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal, folk metal, and even metalcore, nu metal and hard rock from around the world.

The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.

Since 2002, the Wacken Firefighters, the local volunteer fire department band, opens the festival.

The 2009 edition set a sales record when it sold out its 70,000 tickets by December 30, 2008, just 200 days prior to the festival. However, the 2012 edition broke this record; when it sold out on November 29, 2011, 8 months before the opening of the festival with 75,000 tickets sold. The W:O:A 2012 took place with 137 bands, performing on seven stages.

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

WACKEN Metal Battle Drops in Canada (French Version Included)

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(Montreal, QC) – 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.

WACKEN METAL BATTLE COMES TO CANADA; ONE CANADIAN BAND TO RULE THEM ALL!

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 at the following link below and will be open from Feb 18th to deadline on March 10th. (Please remember to select the city in which you would like to potentially compete.)

Metal Battle Canada application link (http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html)

Promo Video – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Battling rounds for Metal Battle Canada will be held on the following dates:

TORONTO DATES:

QUALIFYING
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

SEMI-FINALS

May 24 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
May 31 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

MONTREAL DATES:

QUALIFYING

May 9 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 15 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 22 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 31 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC

MONTREAL SEMI-FINALS

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

RULES

All bands that wish to participate in the Metal Battle must read the following rules and guidelines. Bands who send in an application automatically agree to the rules and terms.

Your band doesn’t have a record deal and isn’t about to sign to a record label in the near future.
Your band must be able to play a 30 minute set consisting of your own original material.
PA, lighting, and sound engineer will be provided for all bands by Metal Battle Canada.
Backline arrangements TBA.
The bands must bring their own instruments such as guitars, bass, drum breakables, keyboards and effect pedals and may also bring and use their own guitar amps.
To keep the changeover times as short as possible, bands with left handed drummers will play as first or last band. All bands have to follow the directions given by the promoters or stage manager.
Semi playback is not allowed. All bands must play live.
Jury of respected music industry folk will decide the winners each night.
If a band overruns its allotted performance time, then the band-members should be aware of the fact that in this case their sound will be faded out. The running order for the concert will be released a few days before the event takes place.

About Wacken:

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is a summer open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With 80,000 festival visitors, and including personnel a total of roughly 86,000 attendees in 2011,[2] it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal, folk metal, and even metalcore, nu metal and hard rock from around the world.

The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.

Since 2002, the Wacken Firefighters, the local volunteer fire department band, opens the festival.

The 2009 edition set a sales record when it sold out its 70,000 tickets by December 30, 2008, just 200 days prior to the festival. However, the 2012 edition broke this record; when it sold out on November 29th, 2011, 8 months before the opening of the festival with 75,000 tickets sold. The W:O:A 2012 took place with 137 bands, performing on seven stages.

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

Wacken Metal Battle Débarque Au Canada; Un Seul Vainqueur Au Sommet Ultime!

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