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Wacken Metal Battle Canada - Vancouver Round #1 Qualifier OMNISIGHT: Without Mercy, Omnisight (WINNER), Dead Asylum, Crucifliction

Wed. March 5th 2014 Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors) (Multiple Dates)
Tickets at: Scrape Records, Zulu Records, Highlife Records, Millennium Vancouver
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announces 2014 Battle Line Up! One Band To Rule Them All!

One band will rule them all! After reviewing over 400 submissions, Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce its selection of 103 independent Canadian metal bands to participate in this year's 2014 battle line up for Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House. One independent Canadian metal band will be chosen to represent the nation with highest honour at this year's 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany.

The finals will have the following representation and will be judged along with all other rounds by a panel of music industry representatives.

1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC

Last year's battle was witnessed to Toronto, ON's epic power/death metal band Crimson Shadows not only winning the 2013 Canadian final but conquering the international final and performing in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.) The band joined 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.
Submissions were open from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video:
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website:
Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit

Without Mercy (Death Metal)

Vancouver-based Without Mercy certainly stays true to its name. Ruthless and menacing, these Canadian metal titans have cultivated and redefined the phrase, "Fuck Pussy Metal". Founded in 2004, Without Mercy has gone from strength to strength over the years. They released their first EP “All Else Fails” in 2007 completely independently and u... more info

Dead Asylum (Death/Thrash Metal)

Dead Asylum formed in Vancouver at the end of 2011 and features vocalist/guitarist Mike Lister (Theocide), vocalist/guitarist Tyler Forde (Apathetic Infamy), bassist Roger Mowat (God Said Kill) and drummer Samantha Landa (Scythia). The band's style spans the spectrum of metal, combining elements of thrash and death with melodic and grooving overton... more info

Crucifliction (Thrash Metal)

A new breed of speed/thrash metal has been born. Crafting metal with punishing grooves and flashy solos, CRUCIFLICTION takes the stage and destroys all competition. Focusing on an energetic and musically technical live show, CRUCIFLICTION boasts dual lead guitars and infectious bass grooves. Complete with supersonic shotgun vocals, and ferocious... more info
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