Wacken Metal Battle Canada Unleash Free Digital Sampler

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to present this year's 2018 free digital sampler of competing bands from across the country. This year's compilation features hours of headbanging tracks from Canada's up and coming underground metal talents! 




    Crowning one Canadian champion from 2013 to 2016 to play Wacken Open Air, the world's largest metal festival in Wacken, Germany, WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA returns for its fifth edition after a one year hiatus in 2017. This year's 2018 edition is being hosted in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City and will witness bands from across the country battle for to one perform at the prestigious festival and join previous winners Hamilton's Profaner (2016), Oshawa's Vesperia (2015), Montreal's Mutank (2014 winners) and Toronto's Crimson Shadows (2013) whom have had the honour of playing in front of thousands. 

The 2018 battles and participating bands are as follows (rounds listed by city):
Vancouver, BC

Round 1
Date: Sunday, March 11
Venue: The Red Room (398 Richards St.) 
Bands:

Calgary, AB

Round 1
Date: Friday, January 12
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.)
Bands:
DETHGOD - http://www.facebook.com/DETHGOD - WINNER
Hammerdrone - http://hammerdrone.bandcamp.com - WINNER

Round 2
Date: Friday, January 26
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.)
Bands:
Beneath the Wicked - http://www.beneaththewicked.com
Gales of Avalon - http://galesofavalon.bandcamp.com - WINNER
Subsume - http://subsume.bandcamp.com - WINNER

Round 3
Date: Saturday, February 10
Venue: Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S.)
Bands:
Accostal - http://accostal.bandcamp.com - WINNER
WORLD CLASS WHITE TRASH - http://worldclasswhitetrash.bandcamp.com - WINNER

Calgary Final
Date: Friday, February 23
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) 
Hammerdrone - http://hammerdrone.bandcamp.com - WINNER
Gales of Avalon - http://galesofavalon.bandcamp.com 
World Class White Trash - http://worldclasswhitetrash.bandcamp.com

Western Final
Date: Friday, April 6
Venue: Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW.) 
Event Link: TBA
Bands: More TBA
Wasted Heretics http://wastedheretics.bandcamp.com - SASKATOON WINNER
Hammerdrone - http://hammerdrone.bandcamp.com - CALGARY WINNER
TBA - EDMONTON WINNER
TBA - VANCOUVER WINNER

Edmonton, AB

Round 1
Date: Sunday, February 18
Venue: The Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.)
Bands:
Breaking The Silent http://www.facebook.com/BreakingTheSilent - WINNER
Juliet Ruin http://julietruin.com
Protosequence http://protosequence.bandcamp.com - WINNER

Round 2
Date: Thursday, March 15
Venue: Temple - The Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.)
Bands:

Edmonton Final
Date: Friday, March 23
Venue: Temple - The Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.)
Event Link: TBA
Bands:
Breaking The Silent http://www.facebook.com/BreakingTheSilent (EDMONTON ROUND 1 WINNER
Protosequence http://protosequence.bandcamp.com (EDMONTON ROUND 1 WINNER)
TBA - ROUND 2 WINNER
TBA - ROUND 2 WINNER

Saskatoon, SK

Round 1
Date: Friday, February 9
Venue: Black Cat Tavern (801 Broadway Ave.)
Bands:
Wasted Heretics http://wastedheretics.bandcamp.com - WINNER

Toronto, ON

Round 1
Date: Friday, February 9 
Venue: Bovine (542 Queen St W.) 
Bands: 
Centuries of Decay http://www.centuriesofdecay.com - WINNER

Round 2
Date: Friday, February 16
Venue: Coalition (282 Augusta Ave.)
Bands: 
BLASTOMYCOSIS Official http://blastomycosis.bandcamp.com
Wind Cries Mary http://windcriesmary.bandcamp.com - WINNER

Round 3
Date: Friday, February 23 
Venue: Rivoli (334 Queen St W.)
Bands:
Astaroth Incarnate http://astarothincarnate.bandcamp.com - WINNER
THE BLACKCLOUD SYNDICATEhttp://theblackcloudsyndicate.bandcamp.com

Southern Ontario Final:
Date: Saturday, March 24
Venue: Hard Luck (772A Dundas St W.)
Bands:
Lutharo http://www.facebook.com/Lutharoband (HAMILTON ROUND WINNER)
Centuries of Decay http://www.centuriesofdecay.com (TORONTO ROUND 1 WINNER)
Wind Cries Mary http://windcriesmary.bandcamp.com (TORONTO ROUND 2 WINNER)
Astaroth Incarnate http://astarothincarnate.bandcamp.com (TORONTO ROUND 3 WINNER)

Hamilton, ON

Round 1
Date: Saturday, February 10
Venue: This Ain't Hollywood (345 James St N.)
Bands:

Ottawa, ON

Round 1
Date: Thursday, March 22
Venue: House of Targ (1077 Bank St.)
Bands:
A Scar For The Wicked http://asftwband.bandcamp.com

Montreal, QC

Round 1
Date: Friday, March 16
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Bands: 

Round 2
Date: Saturday, March 31
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Bands: 
NonHuman Era http://nonhumanera.com

Quebec Final 
Date: Friday, April 27
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Event Link: TBA
Bands: TBA

Eastern Final
Date: Saturday, May 12
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Event Link: TBA
Bands: TBA

Quebec City, QC

Round 1
Date: Saturday, April 14
Venue: Source de La Martiniere (201 de Lanaudière St.)
Bands:

National Final
Date: Saturday, June 9
Venue: Opera House (735 Queen St E.), Toronto, ON
Event Link: TBA
Bands: TBA


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