Writer and photographer: Xavier Cattarinich
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@ Dickens Pub
Calgary, AB Canada
January 12, 2018
Round I Calgary band line up:
“Four bands enter. Two bands leave.”
On January 12th, four local indie bands stepped into the ring for round one of Wacken Metal Battle Calgary, with all contenders vying for a chance to represent Canada at the
greatest metal festival on Earth--Wacken Open Air--in Germany, next summer.
Next, Hammerdrone met the challenge of their rivals by opening the flood gate of extreme metal that would dominate the rest of the night.
Blackest Sin followed up with a relentless blackened thrash assault.
Casting their bleak shadow over the battlefield, indigenous triumvirate Dethgod brought the first round of battle to a close.
While all four bands fought valiantly, in the end, Dethgod and Hammerdrone emerged victorious, both advancing to the Calgary final on February 23, 2018.
Who will be determined enough to stand against them? Find out
Monte “T” Pain – Vocal / Guitar
White Willie Brown – Leads / Vocals
Metal Monk – Bass / Vocals
Coors Mike – Drummer
Rob Salewich - Vocals & Guitars
AJ Bergin - Lead Guitar
Tim Lewis - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Nick Meunier - Drums
Curtis Beardy (Guitar/Vox)
Rick Cardellini (Lead Guitar)
Vinnie Cardellini (Drums)
Graham Harris (Vox)
Teran Wyer (Bass)
Steve Jones - Drummer
Blaine Baptiste - Lead Guitarist
Will BigCrow - Bassist/Vocalist