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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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
BIRMINGHAM - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
BRISTOL – email@example.com
BURNLEY - firstname.lastname@example.org
CARDIFF - email@example.com
CARLISLE - firstname.lastname@example.org
COVENTRY - email@example.com
DUBLIN - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
GLASGOW - firstname.lastname@example.org
HITCHIN - email@example.com
HULL - firstname.lastname@example.org
LEICESTER - email@example.com
LONDON - firstname.lastname@example.org
MANCHESTER – email@example.com
MERSEYSIDE - Andy@Deathwave.co.uk
MILTON KEYNES - Skye@HOPpromotions.com
NEWCASTLE - firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHAMPTON - Skye@HOPpromotions.com
NORWICH - Info@plugstudios.co.uk
NOTTINGHAM - email@example.com
OXFORD - firstname.lastname@example.org
READING - email@example.com
SALTASH - firstname.lastname@example.org
SELBY – email@example.com
SHEFFIELD - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOMERSET - email@example.com
STOKE - firstname.lastname@example.org
WREXHAM - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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