Montreal, QC – November 27, 2023
Reminder – Band Submissions End Nov 30th For WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA – One Band To Conquer Them All & Play Wacken Open Air 2024
Wacken Metal Battle USAÂ will return in 2024 to crown one independent band to perform at the worldâs largest gathering of metalheads from around the world. To date, the battle has sent 5 previous bands to perform on metalâs most prestigious stage. 2023 witnessed San DiegoâsÂ FadraitÂ crowned champion, following previous winners San DiegoâsÂ MythraeumÂ (2022), San DiegoâsÂ MonarchÂ (2019), AnaheimâsÂ Voices of RuinÂ (2018) and PhiladelphiaâsÂ Corpse HoarderÂ (2017).
Watch the video of 2023 winners Fadrait at Wacken Open Air –Â https://youtu.be/RhdJ2eCuX4kâ
Applications for 2024 end November 30th, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.
Unsigned bands can ONLY apply. Please fill out your information at the following link (please select United States and then the City that your band like to perform in) –Â https://www.metal-battle.com/countries/â
2024 battles will be taking place in the following cities:
New York, NY
Bay Area, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Orange County, CA
San Diego, CA
El Paso, TX
San Antonio, TX
Event info for future battles can be found atÂ https://www.facebook.com/metalbattleusa.official/eventsâ
For the last 5 years of battles (2017-2019, 2022, 2023), Wacken Metal Battle USA has hosted battles across the country to send one independent metal band to perform at the worldâs largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. 2019 saw the festival celebrate its 30th anniversary, but due to Covid, the 2020 and 2021 editions were both canceled. As the metal community regains its strength, Wacken Open Air 2024 will be the 33rd edition of the festival and will be held from July 31st â August 3rd. The 2024 event is already sold out with a line-up that includes Scorpions, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Pain, Beast In Black and many more. DetailsÂ here.
Wacken Battle Trailer Video âÂ https://youtu.be/fjMugRXEc5gâ
Wacken Metal Battle USA is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance to win their spot among 30 other countriesâ champions, and represent the USA in an international battle of the bands at the worldâs largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.
How it works:â
âParticipating 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 (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2024 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 for participation:Â https://metalbattleusa.com/rules/â
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