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.
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 (Winners, East Coast), Monarch (Winners, West Coast), Nahaya (Winners, Texas), Toxic Ruin (Winners, Chicago), Violence System (Winners, Atlanta). All will come together in Los Angeles on May 25th at The Viper Room for one to rule them all and be crowned USA champion and perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from August 1st – 3rd, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. The 2019 line up for Wacken Open Air includes Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tattoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah and many more.
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.
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2140306262899965/
Dissentience (Winners, East Coast) - https://www.facebook.com/dissentienceband
Monarch (Winners, West Coast) - https://www.facebook.com/MonarchThrash
Nahaya (Winners, Texas) - https://www.facebook.com/nahayaofficial
Toxic Ruin (Winners, Chicago) - https://www.facebook.com/toxicruin.metal
Violence System (Winners, Atlanta) - https://www.facebook.com/ViolenceSystemOfficial
Powered by iCagenda