Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
It has all come down to this. After five months of intense competition, Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 has come to an end! The national finals took place at Dickens Pub in Calgary last night, and the national champion who will represent Canada at Wacken Open Air this summer has been chosen. And the winner is........
That's right! Our homies and friends in The Slyde have been chosen to represent Canada in Germany! They competed against Blackwater Ritual from Vancouver, Fjell Thyngor from Calgary and The Myopia Condition from Red Deer.
We want to send a huge congratulations to them. If you've seen any of our reviews of the Toronto shows, our thoughts on The Slyde have always been so incredibly positive. Every night, they delivered the goods, and because of their fantastic musicianship, stellar songwriting, and most importantly, originality, they always stood out. They brought a breath of fresh air to the competition, at least to the Toronto portion.
This also marks the fifth time that an Ontario band has been selected as the national champion. Congratulations once again to The Slyde! Do Canada proud in Germany, guys!
We look forward to next year!