Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce this year’s line up of competing bands across the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.

“2015 is going to be our strongest year yet. More cities, more submissions, and more great Canadian metal. The chosen bands are looking very promising and I am especially excited for this year’s edition.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

All bands competing are battling for one to rule them all and play at the world’s largest metal fest Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany taking place from July 30th to August 1st. Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013 winners) and Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners) have had that honour playing in front of thousands.

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2015 selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in Toronto, ON in June (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 26th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from July 30th to August 1st. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows:

1 finalist from BC (Vancouver & Victoria will face off)
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Quebec (Montreal & Quebec City will face off)
1 finalist from Ottawa, ON
1 finalist from Saskatoon or Winnipeg (Saskatoon and Winnipeg will face off)

Battle Rounds By City:

VICTORIA March 27, 2015 @ The Cambie Esquimalt, 856 Esquimalt Road
VANCOUVER – ROUND #1 March 1, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
VANCOUVER – ROUND #2 March 8, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
VANCOUVER – ROUND #3 March 15, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
VANCOUVER – ROUND #4 March 22, 2015 @ Red Room, 398 Richards Street
VANCOUVER – FINAL April 10, 2015 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings
CALGARY – ROUND #1 January 8, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
CALGARY – ROUND #2 January 9, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
CALGARY – ROUND #3 February 5, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
CALGARY – ROUND #4 February 26, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
CALGARY – FINAL March 6, 2015 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW
EDMONTON – ROUND # 1 March 5, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
EDMONTON – ROUND #2 March 12, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
EDMONTON – ROUND #3 March 19, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
EDMONTON – ROUND #4 March 26, 2015 @ The Pawn Shop, 10551 82 Avenue Northwest
EDMONTON – FINAL DATE & VENUE TBA
ALBERTA FINAL DATE & VENUE TBA
(CALGARY vs. EDMONTON)
WINNIPEG – ROUND #1 January 16, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
WINNIPEG – ROUND #2 January 17, 2015 @ The Zoo, 160 Osborne Street
SASKATOON January 16, 2015 @ Rock Bottom, 834 Broadway Avenue
REGINA – PRAIRIE FINAL February 20, 2015 @ The Exchange
(WINNIPEG vs. SASKATOON) TBA
TORONTO – ROUND #1 March 6, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
TORONTO – ROUND #2 March 13, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
TORONTO – ROUND #3 March 20, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
TORONTO – ROUND #4 March 27, 2015 @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen Street West
TORONTO – ROUND #5 April 3, 2015 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W
TORONTO – SEMI-FINAL #1 April 18, 2015 @ RivolI, 334 Queen St W
TORONTO – SEMI FINAL #2 April 25, 2015 @ Hard Luck, 772 Dundas Street West
OTTAWA March 21, 2015 @ Mavericks, 221 Rideau Street
MONTREAL – ROUND #1 February 12, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
MONTREAL – ROUND # 2 February 20, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
MONTREAL – ROUND #3 March 27, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
MONTREAL – FINAL April 23, 2015 @ Katcombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
(MONTREAL vs. QUEBEC CITY) TBA
QUEBEC CITY April 4, 2015 @ L’Agitee, 251 Rue Dorchester
NATIONAL FINAL – TORONTO June 6, 2015 @ Opera House, 735 Queen Street East

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