Free Download! WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA 2015 compilation

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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
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/772331709528191/
Krunch Mustard
Torrefy
Tribune
Cryptic Enslavement
Scimitar
FRACTURED ANATOMY aka BLOOD DEMON
VANCOUVER – ROUND #1 March 1, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539612429656208/
Bushwhacker
Firecult 
Opus Arise
Crackwhore
Saints of Death
VANCOUVER – ROUND #2 March 8, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/414469048729597/
Oxen
The Messiah Complex
My Own Chaos 
Unbeheld
Precious Dudes 
VANCOUVER – ROUND #3 March 15, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/385901688244304/
Lung Flower
Brimstone
Kymatica
Harvest The Infection
Resurgence 
VANCOUVER – ROUND #4 March 22, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/853541984668430/
King Coyote
Elysium Echoes
SLAGDUSTER
Among The Betrayed
Medevil
VANCOUVER – FINAL April 10, 2015 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
CALGARY – ROUND #1 January 8, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/874317915932820/
Blackest Sin
Burning Effigy
Hellborn Death Engines – WINNER
CALGARY – ROUND #2 January 9, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/953971674630140/
DETHGOD – WINNER
Skymir
Statue of Demur Official
Train Bigger Monkeys
CALGARY – ROUND #3 February 6, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/781036221988195/
After The Prophet
Netheriel
SENTIENT
Shark Infested Daughters (WINNER)
CALGARY – ROUND #4 February 26, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Accalia
AfterEarth
Black Pestilence
Naraka
CALGARY – FINAL March 6, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
Hellborn Death Engines
Dethgod
Shark Infested Daughters
TBA
EDMONTON – ROUND # 1 March 5, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
Dahlmers Realm
Windy City Slaughter
Silent Line
Elnora
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
Valyria
Cat The Adversary
Dieuponaday
Bleed
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
(CALGARY vs. EDMONTON)
WINNIPEG – ROUND #1 January 16, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/668471903263952/
Endless Chaos – WINNER
Entity
Noire
Ossific
The Void.
WINNIPEG – ROUND #2 January 17, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054276131266252/
Pentapuss
Speed Demon Thrash
Spill The Blood
Tyrants Demise
Vathek – WINNER
SASKATOON January 16, 2015 @ Rock Bottom, 834 Broadway Avenue
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/616070955184980/
Altars of Grief
Baël
Harmful Effects – WINNER
Maelstrom Vale – WINNER
REGINA – PRAIRIE FINAL February 20, 2015 @ The Exchange, 2431 8 Avenue
(WINNIPEG vs. SASKATOON) Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/391424901032099/
Endless Chaos
Vathek
Harmful Effects
Maelstrom Vale
TORONTO – ROUND #1 March 6, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
Plethora
Tsargrad
Vesperia
TORONTO – ROUND #2 March 13, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy
AxMinister
Caym
Dispersia
Midnight Malice
TORONTO – ROUND #3 March 20, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Ammo
Draft
Droid
Eternal Rising
Phantom
TORONTO – ROUND #4 March 27, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
Apokalyptik Warrior
Black Eve
Call Of The Wild
Olde
Rivers Run Red 
TORONTO – ROUND #5 April 3, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
Ascendia
Black Absinthe
Cadence Calling
Last Of A Dying Breed
Wretchedpain
TORONTO – SEMI-FINAL #1 April 18, 2015 @ RivolI, 334 Queen St W
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TORONTO – SEMI FINAL #2 April 25, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
OTTAWA March 21, 2015 @ Mavericks, 221 Rideau Street
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549850741958140/
Chariots of The Gods 
…From the Deep
Deformatory
Endemise
A Scar For The Wicked
Scarecrowz
MONTREAL – ROUND #1 February 12, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/889785164386115/
Bookakee
Sanguine Glacialis (WINNER)
Eohum
Nothingness Theory
MONTREAL – ROUND # 2 February 20, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/648997105209948/
Mad Parish
Rusted
Requiomend
Mercury Blast
MONTREAL – ROUND #3 March 27, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/781155558625069/
Distorthead
Decadawn
Evertrapped
Fayne
MONTREAL – FINAL April 23, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
(MONTREAL vs. QUEBEC CITY) Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/316905555181858/
Sanguine Glacialis
TBA
TBA
TBA
QUEBEC CITY April 4, 2015 @ L’Agitee, 251 Rue Dorchester
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/435297319953107/
Nordheim
Kaotik
La Corriveau   
Sudden Flames
Feels Like Home
Epiphany From The Abyss
NATIONAL FINAL – TORONTO June 6, 2015 @ Opera House, 735 Queen Street East

Rules: http://metalbattle.ca/rules.html
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ
Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by Ondeschocs.comhttp://youtu.be/RrOGyBtqwaQ
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
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com

Sponsors:

Rehearsal Factory – http://rehearsalfactory.com

FACTOR – http://www.factor.ca  (“We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters”)

Pearl Drums – http://pearldrum.com

Boonsdale Records – https://www.boonsdalerecords.com

TicketFly – http://www.ticketfly.com

Long & McQuade – http://www.long-mcquade.com

Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods

The Invisible Orange – http://www.theinvisibleorange.com

Concertworks – http://www.concertworks.ca

Big Nate Productions – http://www.calgarymetalfest.com

Vertebrae 33 (Design & Illustration) – http://www.vertebrae33.com

Glen Robinson (Producer) – http://glenrobinson.tumblr.com/
Apartment 2 Recording – http://www.facebook.com/Apartment2

Media Sponsors:

Absolute Underground – http://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807

Adrenaline 101 Radio – http://www.adrenaline101radio.com

Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com

Beatroute Magazine – http://www.beatroute.ca

Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com

Broken Neck Radio – http://www.BrokenNeckRadio.com

Bucketlist Music Reviews – http://www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com

Canadian Death Metal – http://www.facebook.com/CanadianDeathMetal

Chronic Aggression – http://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio

CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com

Crown of Viserys – http://crownofviserys.wordpress.com

Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca

Governor’s Ball – http://www.thegovernorsball.com

Hammer Smashed Radio – http://www.facebook.com/hammersmashedradio

Heavy Metal ICU – http://www.heavymetalicu.com

Hellbound – http://www.Hellbound.ca

LiveVan.com – http://www.livevan.com

Loaded Radio – http://www.loadedradio.com

Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com

Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com

Metal-Rules – http://www.metal-rules.com

Muzik Injection – http://www.muzikinjection.com

Ondes Chocs – http://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs

Pure Grain Audio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com

Quebec-Metal – http://www.quebec-metal-archives.blogspot.ca

Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca

The Heavy Metal ICU – http://www.heavymetalicu.com
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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

DEW-SCENTED Release New Video Teaser

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the song, Guided By The Dead Light, one of the new tracks off of their upcoming 20th anniversary anthology Insurgent. Check out the studio footage below or via YouTube.

Lauded as “one of the most determined and deadly thrash metal acts in recent history with one of the finest metal releases of 2013″ (Alibi), the band will release their 19-track, 76-minute compilation Insurgent in North America on Tuesday (28) via Prosthetic Records. The release celebrates over 20 years of deadly thrash metal with a mix of new original songs, live tracks and rare covers. You can pre-order a copy of Insurgent through the Prosthetic webshop HERE.

DEW-SCENTED were recently supporting thrash legends Testament on their European tour, after which they were featured on the Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro, Kreator, Sabaton and several others. The band will play a slew of European festival dates throughout the summer including the prestigious Wacken Open Air alongside Anthrax, Rammstein and Meshuggah, to name just a few.

Catch DEW-SCENTED live:
6/07 Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
6/16 Bremen, DE – Aladin w/ Testament
7/25 Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26 Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27 Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3 Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air 2013
12/15 Geiselwind, DE – Christmas Metal Festival @ Eventhalle

 

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

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Finals – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

Sponsors/Media partners:

Absolute Underground – https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/
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Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com/
Chronic Aggression – https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
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Ondes Chocs – https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
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Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com
Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada – https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA

DEW-SCENTED Streaming New Track

DEW-SCENTED celebrates 20 years of deadly thrash metal with their upcoming anniversary release, Insurgent, due May 28 via Prosthetic Records in North America and available now for pre-order. Insurgent features a mix of new originals, live tracks and rare covers – 19 songs and 76 minutes in all. One brand new track, Confronting Entropy, is now available for streaming on Soundcloud HERE.

The cover art for Insurgent, seen above, was completed by Björn Gooßes (Killustrations.net). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Confronting Entropy (5:36)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19)
3. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus (Brazil)
4. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
5. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
6. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
7. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
8. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
9. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars
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1-3: new songs, 2013
4-10: live songs, 2012
11-15: Recorded during the “Icarus” sessions, 2012
16-19: Recorded during the “Invocation” sessions, 2010

A live video of Sworn To Obey – a track from their latest release, Icarus – featuring the audio that will appear on Insurgent can be seen here:

Watch the Video

Currently on tour throughout Europe with thrash legends Testament, DEW-SCENTED will appear on several high profile festivals in the coming months in addition to participating in the Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro, Kreator, Sabaton and more.

See DEW-SCENTED live:
3/26          Prague, CR- Nova Chmelnice #
3/27          Krakow, PL – Studio Clun #
3/28          Berlin, DE – Huxley’s Neue Welt #
3/30          Chaulnes, FR – Chaulnes Metalfest 2013
3/31          Paris,FR  – La Machine #
4/5            Paderborn, DE – Metal Inferno Festival @ Kulturwerkstatt
4/6            Neuss, DE – Battles Festival @ Pier 1
4/7            Den Haag, NL – Trojan Metal Fest
5/5-5/12    Hamburg, DE – Full Metal Cruise 2013
6/7            Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
7/25          Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26          Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27          Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3    Wacken,DE – Wacken Open Air 2013
# with Testament

 

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