Wacken Metal Battle Canada returns for 2023 - one unsigned Canadian band will play Wacken Open Air 2023
Wacken Metal Battle Canada announces its return in 2023 to cities across the country. Hosting battles from coast to coast since 2013, Wacken Metal Battle Canada selects one unsigned Canadian band to perform on one of the world's most prestigious stages and largest metal festival Wacken Open Air, with over 80,000 people in attendance, held in Wacken, Germany for over 30 years.
WMBC has been on pause since 2019, due to the Covid pandemic, and has hosted battles across Canada from 2013 until 2019, with one skip year in 2017.
Previous winners have been The Slyde (Toronto, ON - 2019), Centuries of Decay (Toronto, ON - 2018), Profaner (Hamilton, ON - 2016), Vesperia (Toronto, ON - 2015), Mutank (Montreal, QC - 2014), Crimson Shadows (Toronto, ON - 2013).
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Trailer - https://youtu.be/b55Fh5Vo64k
Unsigned Canadian bands interested in participating apply here https://metalbattle.ca/apply.html
Band submissions will open on November 29th at 6 AM PST and close on December 19th at 11:59 PM PST. Battles will be hosted in the following cities:
Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, Hamilton, ON, Ottawa, ON, Montreal, QC, and Quebec City, QC.
All bands will be performing in front of experienced music industry professionals who will be making judgments at each qualifying round based on various categories of professionalism and musicianship. The National Final will be hosted in Toronto, ON in May 2023 (full date to be determined).
WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia adds:
"Very stoked to be getting this going again after a long 3-year break. Our team is back together and excitement is in the air. Really curious to know what bands have been up to during this time, which new bands have formed, I know there are some hidden gems out there and hope to see them emerge for the Metal Battle."
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 represent Canada in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.
How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the Canadian national final (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2023 and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives. Rules for participation: https://metalbattle.ca/rules.html
Wacken Metal Battle USA submissions now open! One band to rule them all and play Wacken Open Air 2023
Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce its return for 2023 to crown one independent band to perform on the world's largest gathering of metalheads from around the world. To date, the battle has sent 4 previous bands to perform on metal's most prestigious stage. 2022 witness San Diego's Mythraeum crown champion, following previous winners San Diego's Monarch (2019), Anaheim's Voices of Ruin (2018) and Philadelphia's Corpse Hoarder (2017).
2023 battles will be taking place in Los Angeles, CA, Orange County, CA, San Diego, CA, Bay Area, CA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Akron, OH, Salt Lake City, UT, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX and El Paso, TX with more to be announced at later date.
WMBU Promoter and Artist Relations Eric Dow adds:
"I am very excited to announce Wacken Metal Battle USA 2023. The battle this year was extremely successful so we are not going to muck with the formula too much. One change is that I am happy to announce the addition of Salt Lake City to the battle. Who will wear the crown next year? Will San Diego be dethroned? Will Houston come up victorious? Will Akron send the champions to Germany? Make sure you follow the battle and find out who will represent the USA with pride in the battle at Wacken Open Air!
For the last 4 years of battles (2017-2019, 2022), Wacken Metal Battle USA has hosted battles across the country to send one independent metal band to perform at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. 2019 saw the festival celebrate its 30th anniversary, but due to COVID, the 2020 and 2021 editions were both cancelled. As the metal community regains its strength, Wacken Open Air 2023 will be the 32nd edition of the festival and will be held from August 2nd to 5th. The 2023 event is already sold out with a line-up that includes Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, Beartooth, Trivium, Kataklysm and many more. Details here.
Independent American bands interested in participating can apply at https://metalbattleusa.com/apply
Band submissions will open on October 25th at 6AM PST and close on December 15th at 11:59PM PST.
Wacken Battle Trailer Video - https://youtu.be/fjMugRXEc5g
Wacken Metal Battle USA 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 represent the USA in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.
How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the American national final (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2023 and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.
Rules for participation: https://metalbattleusa.com/rules/
The world’s biggest heavy metal battle of the bands is coming to Australia for the first time ever!
The legendary Wacken Metal Battle will be making it’s triumphant debut in the great southern land, giving unsigned Australian metal acts the opportunity to battle it out for a spot at the world’s largest and greatest heavy metal festival - Wacken Open Air. 30 years have passed since the creation of Wacken Open Air and now going into their fourth decade, the “holy land of heavy metal” has chosen Australia as it’s newest inclusion into the ranks of their fabled battle of the bands.
Wacken Open Air and national promoter Bailey Graham (Founder, Pinnacle Music Group) will be bringing the competition across Australia next year in search of the greatest unsigned metal band down under, and send them off to play Wacken Open Air 2020. The regional heats will hit Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and twice in Melbourne.
The process is simple - 8 bands are chosen per regional heat to compete. The winner of every regional heat is given a slot to perform at the grand final in Melbourne at the iconic Max Watts House of Music. The winner of the grand final is given a slot at Wacken Open Air in front of tens of thousands of the world’s biggest metalheads!
Winners are decided by a judging panel of some of Australia’s most prolific industry figures - label heads, journalists, promoters and other influential Australian heavy metal figures.
For further information and band applications, go to the links on the side/below.
THIS IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your application (Demo CD with 3-4 songs, photo, band info and contact address) via www.overdrivetouring.com/wmb-australia
Bloodstock’s annual, hugely popular ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ initiative offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the Bloodstock festival experience! For 2018, your band could be playing on the bill alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Gojira, Nightwish and many more amazing bands.
Plans for 2018 are under way and Bloodstock along with their favourite ale, Hobgoblin Beer, are aiming once again to track down the best breaking metal bands across the UK and give them a platform to show what they can do.
Detailed below are the participating UK regions (there’s more to come in Europe) – so if you’re in a self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the Bloodstock bill, get in touch with the promoter nearest you for details on how to enter and get yourselves involved!!
One winner from each event will win a slot on Bloodstock's ‘New Blood’ stage, with many more additional prizes to be announced. In August 2018, your band or your favourite local act could be one of the lucky bands stepping on stage at Bloodstock!
BELFAST - email@example.com
BIRMINGHAM - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
BRISTOL – firstname.lastname@example.org
BURNLEY - email@example.com
CARDIFF - firstname.lastname@example.org
CARLISLE - email@example.com
COVENTRY - firstname.lastname@example.org
DUBLIN - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
GLASGOW - email@example.com
HITCHIN - firstname.lastname@example.org
HULL - email@example.com
LEICESTER - firstname.lastname@example.org
LONDON - email@example.com
MANCHESTER – firstname.lastname@example.org
MERSEYSIDE - Andy@Deathwave.co.uk
MILTON KEYNES - Skye@HOPpromotions.com
NEWCASTLE - email@example.com
NORTHAMPTON - Skye@HOPpromotions.com
NORWICH - Info@plugstudios.co.uk
NOTTINGHAM - firstname.lastname@example.org
OXFORD - email@example.com
READING - firstname.lastname@example.org
SALTASH - email@example.com
SELBY – firstname.lastname@example.org
SHEFFIELD - email@example.com
SOMERSET - firstname.lastname@example.org
STOKE - email@example.com
WREXHAM - firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details on M2TM, check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/m2tmofficial or for bands wishing to submit applications outside the initiative, please email email@example.com.
Standard weekend tickets for Bloodstock are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.
Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko are proud to present 'En Route to Heavy MTL 2013' and the selected twenty bands that will be participating from the months of January to June to win one of two opening slots at this year’s 2013 HVY MTL.
Battle 4 of the BOTB will take place on Thursday, April 4th at Les Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent Blvd) with special guest judges Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) & Eric Jarrin (Despised Icon, Heaven's Cry) along with local music industry for the Deathcore metal night.
Competing bands: Deathcore Night
Ticket Purchase: http://www.admission.com/event/en-route-vers-heavy-mtl-2013-bataille-4-billets/712423 & La Boutique Labyrinthe: 486 Ste. Catherine Ouest
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Door
Budweiser - http://www.budweiser.ca/
Jagermeister - http://www.jagermeister.ca/
Galaxie - http://www.galaxie.ca/
Revolutionary Longboards - https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionaryLongboards
Godin Guitars - http://www.godinguitars.com/
Delta Hotels - https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Montreal
Italmélodie - http://www.italmelodie.com/
La Boutique Labyrinthe - http://www.labyrintherock.com/
Slick Styled Steel Tattoo & Piercing - http://www.slickstyledsteel.com/
HMMAC - https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Absolute Underground Magazine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/
Rounds to come!
Prog/Power/Epic Metal Night:
Transcend - http://www.reverbnation.com/transcendband
Eclipse Prophecy - http://www.facebook.com/eclipseprophecy
Kalter (Quebec City) - http://kalterofficial.com/
Unbeing - http://www.unbeingmusic.com/
Past Round Winners:
Round 3 - Progressive Death Metal Night: Derelict - http://derelictmetal.com/
Round 2 - Alternative Metal Night: Truth or Scare - http://www.reverbnation.com/truthorscare
Round 1 - Metalcore Night: Of Temples - http://www.facebook.com/oftemples
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