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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA announce 2018 battle rounds!


The 2018 WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA battles and participating bands have been announced with updates posted here at Pure Rock Radio as they arrive. The battles are as follows (rounds listed by city):

Vancouver, BC

**Round 1 Date: Sunday, March 11 Venue: The Red Room (398 Richards St.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/167370220658537/ Bands: Apollyon - http://apollyon-ca.bandcamp.com God Said Kill - http://godsaidkill.bandcamp.com KOSM - http://kosmofficial.bandcamp.com Liberatia - http://liberatia.bandcamp.com Obsidian - http://obsidianvancouver.bandcamp.com TRUENT - http://truentmetal.bandcamp.com

Calgary, AB

**Round 1 Date: Friday, January 12 Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/177110296227778/ Bands: Blackest Sin - http://www.facebook.com/BlackestSin DETHGOD - http://www.facebook.com/DETHGOD - WINNER Hammerdrone - http://hammerdrone.bandcamp.com - WINNER King Mammoth - http://www.facebook.com/King-Mammoth-426930390834114

Winners: DETHGOD and Hammerdrone move on

**Round 2 Date: Friday, January 26 Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/555752631427435/ Bands: Beneath the Wicked - http://www.beneaththewicked.com Detherous - http://detherous.bandcamp.com Gales of Avalon - http://galesofavalon.bandcamp.com Nuclear Oath - http://nuclearoath.bandcamp.com Subsume - http://subsume.bandcamp.com

**Round 3 Date: Saturday, February 10 Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/2035301500053228/ Bands: Accostal - http://accostal.bandcamp.com Heyoka's Mirror - http://heyokasmirror1.bandcamp.com Red Cain - http://redcain.bandcamp.com To The Mountains - http://www.facebook.com/2themountains World Class White Trash - http://worldclasswhitetrash.bandcamp.com

**Calgary Final Date: Friday, February 23 Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) DETHGOD - http://www.facebook.com/DETHGOD Hammerdrone - http://hammerdrone.bandcamp.com TBA TBA TBA TBA

**Western Final Date: Friday, April 6 Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) Bands: TBA

Edmonton, AB

Rounds TBA

Saskatoon, SK

**Round 1 Date: Friday, February 9 Venue: Vangelis Tavern (801 Broadway Ave.) Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/383111502134411/​ Bands: WroughT http://www.facebook.com/Wroughtsaskatoon/ Rebirth http://www.facebook.com/RB306/ In Ruin http://www.facebook.com/inruinmetal Maelstrom Vale http://maelstromvale.bandcamp.com

Wasted Heretics https://www.facebook.com/WastedHeretics/

Toronto, ON

**Round 1 Date: Friday, February 9 Venue: Bovine (542 Queen St W.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/330937574060643/ Bands: Black Absinthe http://blackabsinthe.bandcamp.com Centuries of Decay http://www.centuriesofdecay.com Teach her Treason http://teachhertreason.bandcamp.com VileDriver http://www.facebook.com/viledrivermetal Vodnik http://vodnik.bandcamp.com

**Round 2 Date: Friday, February 16 Venue: Coalition (282 Augusta Ave.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/338778403269170/ Bands: Blastomycosis http://blastomycosis.bandcamp.com Plethora http://www.facebook.com/Plethorametal/ Skull Goblet http://www.facebook.com/skullgoblet The Curse Within http://www.facebook.com/thecursewithinofficial Wind Cries Mary http://windcriesmary.bandcamp.com

**Round 3 Date: Friday, February 23 Venue: Rivoli (334 Queen St W.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/2009458419292082/ Bands: Astaroth Incarnate http://astarothincarnate.bandcamp.com Black Eve http://blackeve.bandcamp.com The Blackcloud Syndicate http://theblackcloudsyndicate.bandcamp.com Maitreya - http://maitreyamusic.bandcamp.com My Frost - http://myfrostofficial.weebly.com

**Southern Ontario Final Date: Saturday, March 24 Venue: Hard Luck (772A Dundas St W.) Bands: TBA

Hamilton

**Round 1 Date: Saturday, February 10 Venue: This Ain't Hollywood (345 James St N.) Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/152267648763326/ Bands: Death Perception http://deathperception4.bandcamp.com Equivalence http://www.facebook.com/equivalencemetal/ Lutharö http://www.facebook.com/Lutharoband Scumcanada http://scumcanada.bandcamp.com The Good Depression http://thegooddepression.bandcamp.com

Ottawa, ON

Rounds TBA

Montreal, QC

**Round 1 Date: Friday, March 16 Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.) Bands: TBA

**Round 2 Date: Saturday, March 31 Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.) Bands: TBA

**Quebec Final Date: Friday, April 27 Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.) Bands: TBA

**Eastern Final Date: Saturday, May 12 Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.) Bands: TBA

Quebec City, QC

**Round 1 Date: Saturday, April 14 Venue: Source de La Martiniere (201 de Lanaudière St.) Bands: TBA

National Final Date: Saturday, June 9 Venue: Opera House (735 Queen St E.), Toronto, ON Bands: TBA

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Watch for News and Updates here as they come in! Good luck to the bands and lets let Canadian Metal rule the world again this year!

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