And the battle wages on – Wacken Metal Battle Canada dates & compilation

Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2014

Last night the latest round of Wacken Metal Battle Canada had Toronto area bands Our Covenant, Operus, Protokult, The Fiction In Folklore and Endemise duking it out for the chance to move on to the next stage of the competition.

A heck of a lot of bands are competing this year, with multiple rounds scheduled across the country — in Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary as well as Toronto. Clearly, it would be a bit of a challenge to witness every stage of the process and partake of all this heavy Canadian music in person, but you can at least get a taste of the range of metal sounds involved.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, get yourself over to and take advantage of the chance to download for free more than 81 Canadian metal tracks by the bands taking part in the battle. Don’t forget to scroll down to past the track listing for a schedule of upcoming and already completed competition nights.  Next up on the schedule:

EDMONTON Wed, March 19 @ Pawn Shop Live, 10551 82 Ave NW. – Event Details
Black XIII
Death Assembly
Display of Decay
Arrival of Autumn

VANCOUVER Wed, March 19 @ Red Room Ultra Bar, 398 Richards St. – Event Details
Lethal Halo
Over The Coals

TORONTO Fri, March 21 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W. – Event Details
Burning The Day
The Curse Within
Empyrean Plague
My Hollow

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