ABOUT METAL BATTLE
The Metal Battle takes place for the 15th time in 2018, bringing together the worldwide metal scenes at the Wacken Open Air. The contest supported several bands at their starting point of their career, e.g. Drone, Torture Squad, Battle Beast and Hammercult.
Metal Battle is fantastic oppoturnity for upcoming bands to represent themselves and their countries. More than 40 countries have joined the competition over the years like Canada, Mexico, South Africa, the Middle East, Bulgaria, China, Japan (just to name a few) to feature one band each year that best represents their local scene at the international final round at the Wacken Open Air.
Traditionally the finals takes place at the WET Stage and the Headbanger’s Stage of the W:O:A. A special jury selects the “top 5” and these bands are rewarded with cash prizes.
Metal Battle final at the W:O:A is also a networking forum for all participating bands to get in touch with producers, manager, booking agents and labels, to establish contacts which can be useful for their musical future.