Band Submissions Now Open for WACKEN METAL BATTLE Canada 2019

FREE DOWNLOAD: Vol 5. Compilation featuring over 3 Hours of Canadian Metal - HERE WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Promo Video:

Video of 2018 Champion CENTURIES OF DECAY at Wacken Open Air:

One band to rule them all! Going on its sixth year, WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA returns to present one unsigned Canadian band to conquer hundreds and perform at the world's largest metal festival, WACKEN OPEN AIR. The 2019 line-up includes SABATON, PARKWAY DRIVE, DEMONS & WIZARDS, POWERWOLF, AIRBOURNE, ROSE TATTOO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, MESHUGGAH and many more. Full details here. Year six of these battles is a very exciting one because for the first time, WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA will be expanding to St. John's, NL and Halifax, NS to make the competition officially coast to coast. Full list of participating regions listed below. DEADLINE to APPLY is December 21st, 2018. ON - Toronto ON - Hamilton ON - Ottawa QC - Montreal QC - Quebec City SK - Saskatoon AB - Calgary AB - Edmonton BC - Vancouver/Lower Mainland BC - Island BC - Interior NL - St. John's NS - Halifax

SASKATOON, SK Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be held February 9th at Black Cat Tavern in Saskatoon and the judges are:

- Vocalist critique: Dylan Suppes of THALASS - Last Year's Winner: Skylar Tizzard of WASTED HERETICS - Regina promoters: Karine & Landon from KJ EVENTS

- Local Metal Radio: Rich Embury from PURE ROCK RADIO

- Local Organizer: Joel Kennedy of SAKRED

In addition to the expansion to the East coast, WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA will be hosting the 2019 national final for the first time in Western Canada. The host city will be Calgary, AB, moving it from Toronto, ON, where the national final has been held for the last 5 years. WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA organizer JJ Tartaglia comments: "I think these new changes for 2019 will be a big help in keeping the Metal Battle Canada exciting for both the bands and the audience. The idea of moving around the national final has been tossed around for a while now, so holding the finals in Calgary this year will be a refreshing twist on the structure. And the East Coast! As a Maritimer myself, I couldn't be happier with the addition of Halifax and St. John's, now making these events truly coast to coast." Winner of this year's WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA national final will receive $2,000 CAD towards airfare to travel and perform at the 30th edition of WACKEN OPEN AIR taking place from August 1st – 3rd, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. The Canadian champion will also have the opportunity to win monetary and gear prizes from the international WACKEN METAL BATTLE. International prizes listed below plus more info can be found here.

International WACKEN METAL BATTLE winners receive: 1st Place – Slot to play at the Full Metal Holiday Festival in Mallorca including flight and accommodation – 5000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more! 2nd Place – 4000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more! 3rd Place – 3000€ from the company Pohl-Boskamp and more! 4th Place - 2000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more! 5th Place – 1000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more! BANDS interested in participating in 2019 battles can APPLY at Previous Canadian winners: CENTURIES OF DECAY (2018):

PROFANER (2016):

VESPERIA (2015):

MUTANK (2014) :



WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance of winning their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and representing the Canada in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: WACKEN OPEN AIR, which has been taking place in Wacken, Germany for the last 29 years. The winner of WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA will perform at the 2019 festival taking place from August 1st – 3rd, 2019.

For more info:

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN Instagram: @MetalBattleCan

For more info on WACKEN OPEN AIR, please visit

2018 Battles Sponsors:

Rehearsal Factory | Pearl Drums | Boonsdale Records | TicketFly | Los Cabos Drumsticks | Dungeonworks | The Invisible Orange | Concertworks | Big Nate Productions | Rose Management | Indie Week | Ibanez | Sunrise Records

2018 Battles Media Partners:

Absolute Underground | Asher Media Relations | Beatroute Magazine | Bravewords | Broken Neck Radio | Bucketlist Music Reviews | CJLO | Hellbound | Metal Master Kingdom | Metal Nation | Metal-Rules | Ondes Chocs | Pure Grain Audio | Pure Rock Radio | Quebec-Metal | Zombitrol

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