Wacken Metal Battle Canada:
Hamilton’s PROFANER Win 2nd Place At International Wacken Metal Battle At Wacken Open Air
(photo credit: Profaner)
2016 Trailer Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQcxqsxchkQ
Free Download – Vol 4. Compilation featuring over 90 bands and 7 Hours of Canadian Metal – here.
Hamilton, ON’s PROFANER conquered the 2016 WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA competition this past June beating out over 100 bands from across the country to be the ‘One Band To Rule Them All’ and perform at the world’s largest metal fest Wacken Open Air 2016 in Wacken, Germany, which holds an attendance of over 80,000 metalheads. Ready to pillage the crowds at the international WACKEN METAL BATTLE representing Canada among 27 other countries, the dust settled from all the mosh pits and PROFANER were presented 2nd place for this year’s 2016 world competition, continuing the prestige of metal talent produced out of Canada.
Witnessed by WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia at Wacken Open Air, he had this to comment:
“Profaner played their best set I’ve seen yet. They’ve beyond proven themselves here at Wacken and have impressed a lot of people. I’ve never been prouder of the Metal Battle and the dreams that it realizes. Canadian metal is stronger than ever!”
PROFANER also commented on their win:
PROFANER was defending Canada’s world title after Vesperia were crowned 2015 world champions. In the last three years of Canada’s participation, they have produced two world champions, Vesperia (2015) (video) and Crimson Shadows (2013) (video).
The 2016 national final for Wacken Metal Battle Canada was held on June 11th in Toronto, ON at The Opera House, with the country’s top five bands, Vancouver’s The Mountain Man (BC Winner), Edmonton’sTales of The Tomb (Prairie Winner), Hamilton’s Profaner and Toronto’s Pyramid Theorem (Ontario Winners) plus Montreal’s DistortHead (Quebec Winner).
The national final judges were Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Sarah Lutz (Metal Blade Canada), Darryl Hurs (Indie Week), Chris Gonda (PureGrainAudio.com), Tim Henderson (Bravewords.com), Andrew Epstein (Zombitrol Productions) and Glenn Fricker (Spectre Media Group) proclaimed Hamilton, ON’s PROFANER, Wacken Metal Battle Canada’s 2016 champion to join the ranks of previous national winners Vesperia (2015), MUTANK (2014) and Crimson Shadows (2013).
This was WMBC’s fourth year hosting the competition across country in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Live Video @ Wacken – 2015 – Vesperia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lwkzc4zGUY
Live Video @ Wacken – 2014 – Mutank – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrLaG8BPL4
Live Video @ Wacken – 2013 – Crimson Shadows – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prOdgG4OwQU
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where over a hundred band’s from across the country battle each other for one to be selected and join over 20 other countries for 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 26 years. Oshawa’s Vesperia (2014 winners – video at Wacken), Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013 winners – video at Wacken) and Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners – video at Wacken) have had that honour playing in front of thousands. The 2016 festival will be taking place from August 4-6.
How it works:
Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2016 selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in Toronto, ON on June 11th at Opera House with one being selected to perform at the 27th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 4-6. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.
The finalists will be selected as follows by province.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com