Reminder: Feb 9 (Saskatoon) WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Battle Round

Wacken Battle 2019 - Black Cat Tavern - Feb 9

Wacken Battle Lineup: 9:30 - 10 - Pythonic 10:15 10:45 - Rebirth 11:00 - 11:30 Bones To Dust 11:45 - 12:15 Augurium 12:30 - 1:00 Diehearted.

It's on. 5 bands selected to represent Saskatchewan. Friday, February 9th Black Cat Tavern gets invaded for the ultimate showdown. Each band with 30 minutes to prove to the judges who should go on. Pythonic will be slaying the stage to start the night off. These guys slay every time I see them. A fun candidate to show the top dogs whats up. Make sure you're there to witness Pythonic as they try to slay the rest of the bands to gain the ultimate bragging rights! Rebirth will be up second to lay waste to a stage they are readily familiar with. Root these 3 bad-asses on as they try to claim the title and move on to Calgary. All accomplished and highly respected these dudes have already told us they are ready to go! Bones To Dust will be up third. Sid and his crew of misfits are high energy molten lava ready to melt your soul into a pile of ash. These guys have proven time and time again that they are worthy of representing Saskatchewan and I have no doubt they are coming in hot!! Augurium are death souls walking. Completing a full-length album this past year and a full western tour they are no stranger to adversity. Loaded with high octane riffs and solos so clean you can lick the air they spew into. Augurium is coming with a new changed lineup and a point to make. No doubt a heavyweight looking for someone to snack on. Diehearted have proven they belong. Rising in Saskatoon in a fast way. Each day they grind and it shows. Supporting Untimely here in town during their release show these guys are the definition of professional. Veterans in the game as individuals these boys have already told me to send them to Calgary. These guys have a point to prove and a point I know they shall show. Diehearted are your Wacken Battle Headliners. Come on out Saskatchewan. We need to show these guys the love they deserve!!!

Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 - Spotify Battle Bands Playlist here. (more to be added) 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. 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. Info on international prizes can be found here. This will be Wacken Metal Battle Canada's first year expanding into the Maritimes with an event in Halifax, NS along with the national final being hosted for the first time in Western Canada in Calgary, AB. All previous national finals have been held in Toronto, ON. Previous Canadian winners (VIDEO): Centuries of Decay (2018) Profaner (2016) Vesperia (2015) Mutank (2014) Crimson Shadows (2013) About:

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 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.

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