Wacken Metal Battle USA 2018 – National Final w/ Withering Earth, Eyes of The Living, Voices of Ruin – Los Angeles – May 26th @ Viper Room – One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air 2018 Tuesday May 22 2018, 8:13 PM
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 Wacken Metal Battle USA 2018 – National Final w/ Withering Earth, Eyes of The Living, Voices of Ruin – Los Angeles – May 26th @ Viper Room – One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air 2018

Wacken Metal Battle USA 2018 – National Final w/ Withering Earth, Eyes of The Living, Voices of Ruin

Los Angeles – May 26th @ Viper Room

One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air 2018

Wacken Metal Battle USA Promo Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_xjt8Qp3TE

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info).

For the second year, Wacken Metal Battle USA returned to America hosting battles in Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Orlando and Tampa Bay. During the months of March and April over 50 bands competed in qualifying rounds with the final three now selected Withering Earth (Florida Winner), Eyes of The Living (East Coast Winner – Philly) and Voices of Ruin (California Winner). All will come together in Los Angeles on May 26th at The Viper Room for one to rule them all and be crowned USA champion and perform at the 2018 Wacken Open Air taking place from August 2nd – 4th in Wacken, Germany.

In addition to the three finalist bands performing, the national final will host special guest headliner, Los Angeles old-school metal legends Bitch.

USA National Final
Date: Saturday, May 26
Venue: Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd, West Holywood)
Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/142549226414495/
Bands:
Withering Earth – http://witheringearth.bandcamp.com (Florida Winner)
Eyes of the Living – http://eyesoftheliving.com (East Coast Winner – Philly)
Voices of Ruin – http://www.voicesofruin.com (California Winner)

Last year’s battles saw the best from the Philadelphia and Boston areas, Corpse HoarderGobletPower Theory, and Upheaval perform in the national final. Crowned champions were Philadelphia’s Corpse Hoarder whom performed a furious set at the 2017 Wacken Open Air.

Watch live video of their Wacken set at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy9qkb6Fmc8

WACKEN METAL BATTLE 2018
Qualifying Rounds (listed by city):

Philadelphia, PA

Round 1
Date: Friday, March 9
Venue: Bar 2300 (2300 Swanson Street)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/163957861049810/
Bands:
STEALING FAME –http://www.stealingfame.com
Assayer –http://www.assayermetal.com
Fatal Aggression –http://www.facebook.com/FatalAggression/
Andhera –http://andheraband.com – WINNER
Eyes of the Living –http://eyesoftheliving.com – WINNER

Round 2
Date: Saturday, March 17
Venue: Bar 2300 (2300 Swanson Street)
Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/193560017891796/
Bands:
Lör –http://halloflor.bandcamp.com – WILDCARD WINNER
The Age Of Truth –http://www.theageoftruth.net – WINNER
Symetria –http://www.symetriamusic.com
Altar of Dagon –http://altarofdagon.com
Incest Burner –http://www.reverbnation.com/incestburner – WINNER

East Coast Final
Date: Friday, April 27
Venue: Bar 2300 (2300 Swanson Street)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/189305785014396/
Bands:
Andhera –http://andheraband.com
Eyes of the Living –http://eyesoftheliving.com – WINNER
The Age Of Truth –http://www.theageoftruth.net
Incest Burner –http://www.reverbnation.com/incestburner
Lör –http://halloflor.bandcamp.com

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Orlando, FL

Round 1
Date: Saturday, March 10
Venue: Bombshell’s Tavern (5405 Edgewater Drive)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/849369768558337/
Bands:
Kill The Sound –http://killthesoundband.com
Meka Nism –http://www.meka-nism.com – WINNER
F.I.L.T.H –http://wearefilth.com
Arakara –http://www.facebook.com/arakaraband/
Acaedia –http://www.acaedia.com
The Ocean, The Beast –https://www.facebook.com/TheoceanTheBeastFL/
Atlas –http://atlasbandfl.bandcamp.com

Round 2
Date: Friday, March 23
Venue: The Haven Lounge (6700 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/1667463383314265/
Bands:
A Feasting Beast –http://afeastingbeast.com
All Hell –http://www.facebook.com/allhellmusic
A Matter Of Honor –http://www.amatterofhonor.com
Varanger –http://varanger.bandcamp.com
Queen Dementia –http://www.queendementia.com/index.php
Withering Earth –http://witheringearth.bandcamp.com – WINNER
Thicket –http://thicket13.bandcamp.com

Florida Final
Date: Friday, April 13
Venue: The Haven Lounge (6700 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/393122734431512/
Bands:
Alpha Decay –http://www.alphadecaymusic.com
Shattered –http://www.shattered727.com
Meka Nism –http://www.meka-nism.com
Withering Earth –http://witheringearth.bandcamp.com – WINNER
Sons Of Ragnar –http://sonsofragnar.bandcamp.com
5 Star Hooker –http://5starhooker.com – WILD CARD
Varanger –http://varanger.bandcamp.com – WILD CARD
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Tampa Bay, FL

Round 1
Date: Saturday, March 3
Venue: The Brass Mug (1450 Skipper Road)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/558948151112897/
Bands:
Plagues Of Despair –https://www.facebook.com/Plagues-Of-Despair-519967741704872/
Death Inside Us –http://deathinsideus.bandcamp.com
Alpha Decay –http://www.alphadecaymusic.com – WINNER
DARK STAR COVEN –http://darkstarcoven.bandcamp.com
Alptraum –http://alptraum1.bandcamp.com/releases
Shattered –http://www.shattered727.com – WINNER
SEVENSINS –http://www.sevensinsmiami.bandcamp.com

Round 2
Date: Saturday, April 7
Venue: The Brass Mug (1450 Skipper Road)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/207119449849234/
Bands:
War of Thrones –http://www.warofthrones.com
Tower 7 –http://www.facebook.com/Tower7official/
Blood Bath & Beyond –http://www.bloodbathandbeyond.rocks
5 Star Hooker –http://5starhooker.com – WILD CARD
SISTER KILL CYCLE –http://www.reverbnation.com/sisterkillcycle
The Fallen Shall Prevail –http://www.facebook.com/thefallenshallprevail
Sons Of Ragnar –http://sonsofragnar.bandcamp.com – WINNER

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San Diego, CA

Round 1
Date: Friday, March 2
Venue: Brick By Brick (1130 Buenos Ave.)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/206913499859576/
Bands:
In The Name Of The Dead –http://www.facebook.com/InTheNameOfTheDead
Nightshadow –http://www.reverbnation.com/nightshadow – WINNER
Shred Bundy –http://shredbundy.bandcamp.com
Theosis –http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/theosis4
Warpath –http://www.reverbnation.com/warpath4

Round 2
Date: Friday, March 30
Venue: Brick By Brick (1130 Buenos Ave.)
Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/213407149228025/
Bands:
Gravespell –http://gravespell.bandcamp.com
Gus McArthur –http://www.gusmcarthur.com
Monarch –http://monarchmetal.bandcamp.com – WINNER
SentineL –http://sentinelofficial.com
Temblad –http://www.temblad.com

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Los Angeles, CA

Round 1
Date: Saturday, March 24
Venue: Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd, West Holywood)
Event Link:http://www.facebook.com/events/187367105325968/
Bands:
Aeonic Impulse –http://www.aeonicimpulse.com
Anthea – band –http://www.antheametal.com
OBSIDIAN –http://www.youtube.com/user/ObsidianSymphony – WINNER
Event Horizon –http://www.eventhorizonmusic.com
Anti-Hero –http://www.facebook.com/Antiherothrashmetal

Round 2
Date: Saturday, April 14
Venue: Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd, West Holywood)
Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/2454079034817485/
Bands:
BOMBSCARE –http://bombscare.bandcamp.com
Railgun –http://www.railgunband.com
Ophiuchus –http://www.ophiuchusrocks.com
Voices of Ruin –http://www.voicesofruin.com – WINNER
Void Vator –http://voidvator.com – WINNER

California Final
Date: Saturday, April 28
Venue: Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd, West Holywood)
Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/2041247922822877/
Bands:
Nightshadow –http://www.reverbnation.com/nightshadow
OBSIDIAN –http://www.youtube.com/user/ObsidianSymphony
Monarch –http://monarchmetal.bandcamp.com
Voices of Ruin –http://www.voicesofruin.com – WINNER
Void Vator –http://voidvator.com

About:

Wacken Metal Battle USA is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance of winning their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and representing the USA in 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. The winner of Wacken Metal Battle USA will perform at the 2018 festival taking place from August 2nd – 4th.

How it works:

Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the American national final in New York City (date to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the 29th edition of Wacken Open Air, and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle.  All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.

Rules:
https://metalbattleusa.com/rules/

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

Official Website: http://www.metalbattlusa.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metalbattleusa

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/metalbattleusa

For more info on international battle, please visit: http://www.metal-battle.com

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


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