USA National Final
Date: Saturday, May 26
Venue: Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd, West Holywood)
Withering Earth –http://witheringearth.bandcamp.com
Eyes of the Living – http://eyesoftheliving.com
(East Coast Winner – Philly)
Voices of Ruin – http://www.voicesofruin.com
Last year’s battles saw the best from the Philadelphia and Boston areas, Corpse Hoarder, Goblet, Power Theory, and Upheaval perform in the national final. Crowned champions were Philadelphia’s Corpse Hoarder whom performed a furious set at the 2017 Wacken Open Air.
Watch live video of their Wacken set at the following link:
Los Angeles – May 26th @ Viper Room
One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air 2018
For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info).
For the second year, Wacken Metal Battle USA returned to America hosting battles in Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Orlando and Tampa Bay. During the months of March and April over 50 bands competed in qualifying rounds with the final three now selected Withering Earth (Florida Winner), Eyes of The Living (East Coast Winner – Philly) and Voices of Ruin (California Winner). All will come together in Los Angeles on May 26th at The Viper Room for one to rule them all and be crowned USA champion and perform at the 2018 Wacken Open Air taking place from August 2nd – 4th in Wacken, Germany.
In addition to the three finalist bands performing, the national final will host special guest headliner, Los Angeles old-school metal legends Bitch.
Wacken Metal Battle USA Promo Video: