Last year's first ever Wacken Metal Battle Canada 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 in Wacken, Germany where they performed in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound of metal. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.)
With that great success and triumph for Canadian metal, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be expanding across the country in 2014.
"We're very pleased to announce that Metal Battle has been expanded to include Western Canada. Battles will happen in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver and we expect some quality submissions from those major cities to join Toronto and Montreal. Given the interest we received last year from the West, this expansion was inevitable. We've been working hard to overcome the geographical challenges - the result will be a bigger and better competition." comments Wacken Metal Battle Canada organizer JJ Tartaglia.
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.
1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC
Submissions are now open as of December 5, 2013 and will be closed on January 31, 2014 with bands selected to be announced at a later date in February.
Bands can now apply at the following link: http://www.metalbattle.ca/apply.html
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com
Sponsors /media partners:
Absolute Underground - https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/
Asher Media Relations - http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Beatroute Magazine - http://www.beatroute.ca
Boonsdale Records - https://www.facebook.com/boonsdale
Bravewords - http://www.bravewords.com
Camuz - http://www.camuz.ca
Chronic Aggression - https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
CJLO - http://www.cjlo.com/
Dungeonworks - https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
Exclaim! - http://www.exclaim.ca
Governor’s Ball - http://www.thegovernorsball.com/
Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada - https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Metal Master Kingdom - http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com/
Montreal Music Scene - http://www.montrealmusicscene.com
Metal Nation Radio - http://www.metalnationradio.com
MusikUniverse - http://www.musikuniverse.com
Ondes Chocs - https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
Rehearsal Factory - http://rehearsalfactory.com/
Scene Magazine - http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/