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Sun. May 1st 2016
Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors)
Wacken Metal Battle Vancouver Final! Bands TBA
Wed. March 23rd 2016
Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors)
Wacken Metal Battle Vancouver Round #3 Exterminatus, The Mountain Man, Slaughterhauser, Saints of Death, Occasionally Dropped
Sun. March 20th 2016
Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors)
Wacken Metal Battle Vancouver Round #2 MERIDIUS, God Said Kill, The Fall of Day, Drop Dead Fred, MAJORA
Wed. March 2nd 2016
Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors)
Wacken Metal Battle Vancouver Round #1 Mournir, Uncle Sid, Process, Sleepcircle, Aetherion
Sat. June 6th 2015
@  The Opera House Toronto Ontario (No Minors)
Goat Horn (Special Guest Headliner), Endless Chaos (Winnipeg), Medevil (VANCOUVER!), MIDNIGHT MALICE (Toronto), Bleed (Edmonton), Nordheim (Quebec City), Vesperia (Toronto)
Fri. April 10th 2015
Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
Wacken Metal Battle Canada - B.C. Final Resurgence (Round #3 YVR Winner), Medevil (**BC WINNER** & Round #4 YVR Winner), Torrefy (Round #5/Victoria Winner), Unbeheld (Round #2 YVR Winner!), Bushwhacker (Round #1 YVR Winner!)
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Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Confirmed: Nov. 6, 2015 (Awaiting Update)
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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA is proud to return for its fourth year showcasing Canada’s top independent metal talent to the world stage at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, which holds an attendance of over 80,000 metalheads from around the world. For the last three years that Wacken Metal Battle has been held in Canada, it has produced two world champions Vesperia (2015) and Crimson Shadows (2013) to triumph at the international Wacken Metal Battle beating out over 30 other representing countries from around the globe.

This year’s 2016 edition has expanded once again across the country with Hamilton and London and cities from BC’s Lower Mainland, Island and Interior set to be announced at a later date joining the ranks of Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

“It’s hard to believe that we are already on our 4th edition of the Metal Battle. As always we are striving to make it the best one yet! Expanding to new cities is key to our growth, and we’re very pleased with the addition of Hamilton and London in Ontario, and the Interior in BC. So prepare for a wild year of quality showcases across our great country, and let us all join in celebrating Canadian metal.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

Submissions for bands from across Canada will be open as of November 5, 2015 and end on January 5th 11:59pm EST. Bands can submit their application for participation at the following link:

Live Video @ Wacken – 2015 – Vesperia –

Live Video @ Wacken – 2014 – Mutank –

Live Video @ Wacken – 2013 – Crimson Shadows –


Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where over a hundred band’s from across the country battle each other for one to be selected and join over 30 other countries for an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, which has been taking place in Wacken , Germany for the last 26 years. Oshawa’s Vesperia (2014 winners –video at Wacken), 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. The 2016 festival will be taking place from August 4-6.

How it works:

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2016 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 27th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 4-6. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows by province.

1 finalist from BC
1 finalist from Prairies (AB, SK, MB)
2 finalists from Ontario
1 finalist from Quebec

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video:

Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website:


Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN


For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit

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Listing last confirmed: Nov. 6, 2015


In this Video Resource(s): Wacken Metal Battle Canada
Posted: Nov. 6, 2015
Filmed: Nov. 5, 2015

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