Wacken Metal Battle Canada - National Final Joins Forces w/ Boonsdale Fest 

June 9th - Toronto @ Opera House

One Independent Canadian Band To Play At Wacken Open Air (Germany) World's Largest Metal Festival


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Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ

    It's coming down to the wire for this year's 2018 Wacken Metal Battle Canada national final, where one band will be crowned Canadian champion and represent the nation at the international metal battle at the world's largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany. For this year's 5th national final, WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia, whom also runs Boonsdale Records is bringing together two passions as one at the 2nd annual Boonsdale Fest.

Tartaglia comments:

"This is all part of the new strategy to minimize travel for the Metal Battle finalists and to have them play to a packed venue. I'm happy to say that Boonsdale Fest 2018 is looking very promising. The idea is to keep growing it year after year and eventually move it to an outdoor location. We want to fill the gap of an open air metal festival in Toronto and we want it to have some of that spirit of Wacken!"

This year's 2018 Boonsdale Fest will be held on June 9th at the Opera House in Toronto, ONand will feature bands BorealisOperusMokomokaiHammerdrone (WMBC Western finalist) and the soon to be announced WMBC Eastern finalist.

Event Details:
Boonsdale Fest 2018
Saturday, June 9th @ Opera House, Toronto

Hammerdrone (Metal Battle Western Finalist)
+ Metal Battle Eastern Finalist TBA
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1635420189827650/

From 2013 to 2016, Wacken Metal Battle Canada has crowned previous winners Hamilton's Profaner (2016), Oshawa's Vesperia (2015), Montreal's Mutank (2014) and Toronto's Crimson Shadows (2013) to play Wacken Open Air.

Full List of 2018 battles and participating bands in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City can be found here

Remaining Battle Rounds:

Quebec Final 
Date: Friday, April 27
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/236223013621597/
Dumpster Mummy http://dumpstermummy.bandcamp.com - MTL Round 1 WINNER
Sovereign Council http://sovereigncouncil.bandcamp.com - Ottawa WINNER
Skullmace http://skullmace.bandcamp.com - MTL Round 2 Winner
Nordheim http://www.facebook.com/nordheimofficial - Quebec City Winner


Eastern Final
Date: Saturday, May 12
Venue: Piranha Bar (680 Saint-Catherine St W.)
Event Link: TBA
Lutharö http://www.facebook.com/Lutharoband 
Centuries of Decay http://www.centuriesofdecay.com


Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where over a hundred band's from across the country battle each other for one to be selected and join over 20 other countries for an international battle of the bands at the world's largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, which has been taking place in Wacken , Germany for the last 28 years. 

Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by Ondeschocs.comhttp://youtu.be/RrOGyBtqwaQ

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com

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