Canada wins Wacken Metal Battle Germany – Vesperia is Victorious
Now in it’s 11th year the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle gives unsigned metal bands from over 25 countries a chance to compete head to head for the title of WOA Metal Battle champions.
Toronto’s Vesperia claimed 1st place, making it the second time in three years that a Toronto band has taken the title. Crimson Shadows took 1st place in 2013 and Montreal’s Mutank placed in the top 10 last year.
“Today is a HUGE day for Canadian Metal. Out of the 3 years Canada has been a part of the Wacken Metal Battle we have taken 1st place twice now! We want to give a big congratulations to Vesperia for reclaiming the throne for Canada! This really shows how much talent there is in our country and we hope the world takes notice. Cheers and great job Morgan, Casey, Frankie and Dylan!” Stated Crimson Shadows on their Facebook page.
As Wacken Battle world champions, Vesperia will receive:
5 x 3 m backdrop
2 sideups 85 x 200 cm
Bass drum print
Pearl – Complete Pearl VBA kit
Washburn – Washburn PXS20FRTBB
Randall – Randall RD5H
Markbass – Little Mark III
Carl Martin – CARL MARTIN Single Plexitone
Paiste – Alpha Brillant Metal Set 14/17/18/20+10Splash
Marshall – Marshall Fridge
Wacken Foundation – The Wacken Foundation will support the first placed band with a trophy money of 5000€.
To see a list of all bands who competed on the final stage in Germany. http://www.metal-battle.com/results/results/
The Scene has been a proud sponsor of Wacken Metal Battle Canada, where hundreds of bands have competed for the chance to play Wacken Open Air Germany since it’s inception in 2013.