One Band to Rule Them All: Wacken Metal Battle Canada Finals 2016

The final round of this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada competition takes place at Toronto’s Opera House this Saturday, June 11. Whichever band emerges victorious will be the fourth Canadian metal artist to represent our nation on the international Metal Battle stage at Wacken Open Air in Germany – a competition that’s been running for more than a decade.

Several weeks ago Sean Palmerston and I had the pleasure of judging, along with Ross Ingall of Metal Nation Radio, the first ever Hamilton round of the contest. Hamilton winners Profaner went on to win one of two semi-final rounds held in Toronto and will now be crossing axes with competitors from across the country: Tales Of The Tomb (Edmonton, AB), Pyramid Theorem (Toronto, ON), The Mountain Man (Vancouver, BC) and Distorthead (Montreal, QC).

Profaner performing at Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016, Hamilton round. Photo by Adam Wills.

Profaner performing at Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016, Hamilton round. Photo by Adam Wills.

The combatants will be joined by guest headliners Crimson Shadows who have the distinction of winning the inaugural Wacken Metal Battle Canada in 2013 and then going on to victory at Wacken Open Air that year as well.

Event details:

Wacken Metal Battle Canadian Final 2016

Opera House, Toronto ON

Doors @ 7:30pm, Show @ 8pm
Admission: $12 advance / $15 at the door

Preview the bands:

facebook.com/CrimsonShadowsBand

talesofthetomb.bandcamp.com

profanercanada.bandcamp.com

pyramidtheorem.bandcamp.com

mountainmanmetal.bandcamp.com

distortheadmetal.bandcamp.com

More info:

www.facebook.com/events/1526172981010202

ashermediarelations.com/2016/05/11/news-wacken-metal-battle-canada-announce-2016-national-final-line-up-one-band-to-rule-them-all

www.metal-battle.com/news/news

www.wacken.com/en/bands/running-order

www.metalbattle.ca/index.html

 

Laura Wiebe

Laura is managing editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM.