This year, the Wacken Metal Battle Canada has expanded and now includes Western Canada. The battles will happen in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Last year, the first ever battle saw Toronto’s Crimson Shadows win the Canadian final as well as the international final in Wacken, Germany.
The winning band will represent Canada at the international battle at the prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air. Other Canadian bands that have performed at the festival include Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones.
Canadian battle rounds will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives during the months of March, April and May with the national final being held on June 7, 2014 in Toronto, ON with the following band representation.
Submissions will be closed on January 31, 2014 so get your entry in now.
Bands can now apply at the following link: http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com