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Event Archive - WACKEN METAL BATTLE TORONTO NATIONAL FINAL ft: Skullfist (Special Guest Headliner), Neck of the Woods (Vancouver), Exit Strategy (Alberta), My Hollow (Toronto), Burning the Day (Toronto), Mutank (Montreal)

Sat. June 7th 2014 @  Opera House Toronto Ontario (All Ages)
One Band Will Rule Them All!

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce their national final line up consisting of bands from across the country. After hundreds of submissions and over 100 bands selected to compete in the battles that took place from the West coast of Vancouver to the Rockies of Alberta in Calgary and Edmonton to central Canada in Toronto and Montreal. The final line up consists of Canada’s top independent metal bands for one to rule them all and perform at the international Wacken Metal Battle during Wacken Open Air 2014 taking place from July 31- Aug 2, which saw last year’s Canadian winners Crimson Shadows become the 2013 WMB international champions.

The national final in Toronto will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Opera House (735 Queen St E.) with NECK OF THE WOODS from VANCOUVER, Exit Strategy from Calgary, Mutank from Montreal plus My Hollow and Burning The Day from Toronto with guest headliner Skull Fist closing the night. One band will be chosen by a panel of music industry judges that includes Robb Reiner (Anvil), Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth), Jon Asher (Asher Media Relations), Adam Sewell (Riot, Rock Management / Stereo Dynamite), Darrell Shelley (Scene Magazine), Tim Henderson (BW&BK), Drew Copland (Villainizer).

WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia comments:
“We are absolutely stoked about the line-up for the Finals. These bands are the best of the best, and they’ve proven themselves round after round to earn their place on the Final stage. There will be passion, sweat, and glory. Let this be a testament to what Canada has to offer in metal music.”

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Neck of the Woods (Progressive/Tech Metal)

Complex, confrontational and unflinchingly heavy, Neck of the Woods are the most exciting progressive metal band to emerge from Vancouver, BC’s underground scene in a generation. Spearheaded by guitarists Dave Carr and Travis Hein’s interwoven riffing, Jordan Kemps low end, Jeremy Gilmartin’s intricate drumming, and Jeff Radomsky, a pro s... more info

Exit Strategy (Death metal/grind)

Current & ex-members of Caveat, Section VIII & Thorazine creating some of the most original & crushing death/grind to ever come out of Canada more info

My Hollow (METAL)

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Wacken Metal Battle Toronto WINNERS 2014 5 guys doing progressive groove metal! Its a lovely thing! more info

Burning the Day (METAL)

WACKEN Metal Battle TORONTO Winners, 2014 Burning The Day are a Canadian metal band from Toronto, Ontario. Over the last 8 years BTD have undergone a few line up changes for the better, and in 2011 the band became stronger than ever with the addition of their unrivaled lead vocalist, Cesar Silva. The rest of BTD currently consists of rhythm guit... more info

Mutank (Faster Than You)

Wacken Metal Battle Winners - Montreal Listen up, Scumbags! You want loud, in your face, no-nonsense crossover thrash from another planet? MUTANK is here to tell you they don't care what you want! Fast-riffs? Check! Rippin' solos Check! Disestablishmentarianistic poser-bashing revelry? Check yo'self, FOOL! Stop living a fucking lie, stop giving ... more info