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Attention all fellow Canadian Metalheads!

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 One band will rule them all! After reviewing over 400 submissions, Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce its selection of 103 independent Canadian metal bands to participate in this year’s 2014 battle line up for Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House. One independent Canadian metal band will be chosen to represent the nation with highest honour at this year’s 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany.

The finals will have the following representation and will be judged along with all other rounds by a panel of music industry representatives.
1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC

Last year’s battle was witnessed to Toronto, ON’s epic power/death metal band Crimson Shadows not only winning the 2013 Canadian final but conquering the international final and performing in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.) The band joined a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

Submissions were open from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
Rules: http://metalbattle.ca/rules.html

For show dates and participating bands check below.

Sat, March 8 @ Hard Luck772a Dundas St. W. Event DetailsTicket Link
The Parallax
Sovereign Council
Psycho Mad Sally
Fri, March 14 @ Hard Luck, 772a Dundas St. W. Event DetailsTicket Link
Our Covenant
The Fiction In Folklore
Fri, March 21 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W. - Event DetailsTicket Link
Burning The Day
The Curse Within
Empyrean Plague
My Hollow
Fri, March 28 @ Hard Luck, 772a Dundas St. W. Event DetailsTicket Link
Beg For Mercy
At Dawn’s Edge
Shattered Remains
Fri, April 4 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W. - Event DetailsTicket Link
Shotgun Cure
The Blackcloud Syndicate
Dawn Vally
FINAL TRIGGER (Special Guest Headliner)
Toronto – Semi-Finals:
Sat, April 26 @ Hard Luck, 772a Dundas St. W. Event Details
Sat, May 3 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St W.Event Details
National Final:

Sat, June 7 @ Opera House, 735 Queen St E.Event Details
Sun, April 27 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Sudden Spawn
Eclipse Prophecy
Thur, May 1 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Chemical Way
Wed, May 14 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
The Catalyst
Forbidden Sin

Wed, May 21 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Hidden Pride
Dark Century
Tunguska Mammoth
Montreal Semi-Final:
Wed, May 28 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Sat, Jan 25 @ The D, 222 7 St S.W.Event Details
Shark Infested Daughters
Krepitus – WINNER
Zipgun Wisdom
Video – Calgary Battle One – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU2_jT9elUI
Sat, March 1 @ The D, 222 7 St S.W.Event Details
Breed of War
False Flag
Sat, March 22 @ The D, 222 7 St S.W.Event Details
The Archon Prophecy
The Cadavar Dog
Morbidly Depraved
Vile Insignia
Hell Hounds
Sat, April 26 @ The D, 222 7 St S.W.Event Details
The Reckless Heroes
Black Pestilence
Fri, May 2 @ The D, 222 7 St S.W.Event Details
Train Bigger Monkeys
Burning Effigy
Exit Strategy
Every Hour Kills
Calgary Semi-Final:
Sat, May 3 @ Lord Nelson’s Pub, 1020 8 Ave SW.Event Details
Alberta Final:
Fri, May 23 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW.Event Details
Wed, March 5 @ Pawn Shop Live, 10551 82 Ave NW.
Bring Us Your Dead
These Colors Don’t Run
With Malice
Wed, March 19 @ Pawn Shop Live, 10551 82 Ave NW.
Black XIII
Death Assembly
Display of Decay
Arrival of Autumn
Wed, April 2 @ Pawn Shop Live, 10551 82 Ave NW.
Earth’s Ashes
Eye of Horus
This is War
Wed, April 23 @ Pawn Shop Live, 10551 82 Ave NW.
Death Toll Rising
Ides of Winter
Fear The Living
Edmonton Semi- Final:
Wed, May 7 @ Pawn Shop Live, 10551 82 Ave NW.
Alberta Final:
Fri, May 23 @ Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Ave SW., Calgary, ABEvent Details
Wed, March 5 @ Red Room Ultra Bar, 398 Richards St.Event DetailsTicket Link
Wed, March 12 @ Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St.Event DetailsTicket Link
Wed, March 19 @ Red Room Ultra Bar, 398 Richards St. – Event DetailsTicket Link

Sun, March 30 @ Venue Night Club, 881 Granville St. – Event DetailsTicket Link
Vancouver Semi-Final:
Sat, May 3 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings St.Event DetailsTicket Link
Special Guest Headliners: Mitochondrion and Aevangelist

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Pearl Drums – http://pearldrum.com
Boonsdale Records – https://www.boonsdalerecords.com
TicketFly – http://www.ticketfly.com
H.M.M.A.C. – https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
The Invisible Orange – http://www.theinvisibleorange.com
Concertworks – www.concertworks.ca
Big Nate Productions – www.calgarymetalfest.com
Media Sponsors:
Abort Mag – http://www.abortmag.com
Absolute Underground – https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807
Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Beatroute Magazine – http://www.beatroute.ca
Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.BrokenNeckRadio.com
Camuz – http://www.camuz.ca
Chronic Aggression – https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com
CJSR – http://www.cjsr.ca
Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca
Governor’s Ball – http://www.thegovernorsball.com
Hellbound – www.Hellbound.ca
Long & McQuade – http://www.long-mcquade.com
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
Montreal Music Scene – http://www.montrealmusicscene.com
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com
Metal-Rules – http://www.metal-rules.com
MusikUniverse – http://www.musikuniverse.com
Ondes Chocs – https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
Quebec Metal – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Québec-Métal/252549814787919
Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca
LiveVan – http://www.livevan.com 

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