One Unsigned Band To Conquer Them All & Play Wacken Open Air 2019
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 third year, Wacken Metal Battle USA returned to America hosting battles in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, San Diego, and Los Angeles. From the months of February to May, over 100 bands competed in qualifying rounds with the final five now selected Dissentience (
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 Los Angeles on May 25th, 2019. The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the 30th 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.
Battles will be held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Atlanta, New York City, and Chicago.
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Last year’s battles saw the best from over 50 competing bands from the Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Orlando, San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Crowned champions were Anaheim’s VOICES OF RUIN (pictured below) who performed a beast of a set at the 2018 Wacken Open Air.
2018 – WMBU Winner
VOICES OF RUIN (Anaheim, CA) - http://www.voicesofruin.com
2017 – WMBU Winner
CORPSE HOARDER (Philadelphia, PA) - https://www.facebook.com/
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