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Wacken Metal Battle Canada - Vancouver Round #4: King Coyote, Elysium Echoes, Slagduster, Among the Betrayed, Medevil

Sun. March 22nd 2015 Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors) (Multiple Dates)
Tickets at: Scrape Records, Zulu Records, Highlife Records, Millennium Vancouver
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)

King Coyote

Sometimes thrash - sometimes sludge, always unpredictable, energetic and warped... comes from members of hardcore band Impeders of Progress, punk band Spring Breaks, and post-metal band Magnetic North. With lyrical topics ranging from medieval dinner theatre to amazonian mating birds... sophmore album due late 2015... KING COYOTE is on a mission to... more info

Elysium Echoes (Melodic Metal)

Elysium Echoes is a Melodic Metal band from Vancouver, BC, Canada. The founding members of the band all had one thing in common, an acute passion for metal. Coming from different parts of the world with diverse backgrounds and stories, they met through the interwebs in the summer of 2012. They were looking to form a Symphonic Metal band, a uniqu... more info

Among the Betrayed (Metal)

MAXIMUS - Guitars/Vocals NIKKi - Vocals MONTY - Drums STEVE - Bass more info

Medevil (Heavy Metal)

Medevil is a highly energetic, fast-paced metal band known for their tight songwriting, intense stage presence and roaring vocals. They are one of the few metal bands coming out of Chilliwack BC, and hold that title proud as they have earned much praise and respect since their inception in 2014. As one of the 6 finalists of the Wacken Metal Battle ... more info
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