Wacken Metal Battle Canada comes to Victoria

Victoria bands Krunch Mustard, Torrefy, Tribune, Cryptic Enslavement, Scimitar and Fractured Anatomy aka Blood Demon square off

This is the first year Wacken Metal Battle Canada will hold a competition in Victoria.

Wacken Metal Battle Canada will host one qualifying round for one winner to move on to the BC final in Vancouver April 10 at the Rickshaw and one winner from that final will move on to the national final in Toronto at The Opera House on June 6.

“2015 is going to be our strongest year yet,” said WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia. “More cities, more submissions, and more great Canadian metal. The chosen bands are looking very promising and I am especially excited for this year’s edition.”

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where bands from across the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City battle each other to be selected and join more than 30 other countries for 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 25 years.

The best Canadian band that wins the national final will rule them all and play at the world’s largest metal fest Wacken Open Air, which boasts more than 80,000 in attendance from July 30 to Aug, 1.

Each city will hold qualifying rounds plus city finals between January and May with one being selected to perform at the 26th edition of Wacken Open Air. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013 winners – video at Wacken) and Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners – video at Wacken) have had that honour playing in front of thousands.

Victoria bands Krunch Mustard, Torrefy, Tribune, Cryptic Enslavement, Scimitar and Fractured Anatomy aka Blood Demon square off on March 28 at The Cambie, 856 Esquimalt Rd. Click here for more information.


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