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Wacken Metal Battle Canada - Vancouver Round #3 Qualifier Over the Coals: Mournir (10:15), Over the Coals (WINNER), Scimitar (8:45), Lethal Halo (8pm)

Wed. March 19th 2014 8pm Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors) 8pm
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

Scimitar (Melodic Death Metal)

Scimitar is a Metal band hailing from the island capital of Victoria BC, Canada. Their sound can be described as a mosaic of Melodic Death, Thrash, Folk and Black Metal, with an uncompromising heaviness in the drums and harsh vocals, a constant high-rollicking finger style bass as well as twin guitar riff-based adherence to the roots of extreme mu... more info

Lethal Halo (Melodic metal)

Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Lethal Halo is a 5-piece Melodic Metal ensemble. Since its beginnings in 2008 through its 2013 rebirth, the core of the band has drawn from diverse cultural and musical influences, blending the experiences of its Turkish, Irish, and Canadian members, with Death, Thrash, Progressive and Power Metal, writi... more info
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