Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announces National Final w/ Hammerdrone vs. Centuries of Decay

On June 9, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be hosting it’s 2018 and 5th National final to send one independent Canadian metal band to perform at the world’s largest outdoor metal fest in Wacken, Germany.

In the last 4 years hosted Wacken Metal Battle Canada has sent previous winners Hamilton’s Profaner (2016), Oshawa’s Vesperia (2015), Montreal’s Mutank (2014) and Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013) to play Wacken Open Air.

This year’s event will see the Best from the West, Calgary’s Hammerdrone and the Beast from The East, Toronto’s Centuries of Decay battle one another on June 9th in Toronto at the Opera House during the Boonsdale Fest where one will be crowned 2018 Canadian Champion and perform at the international metal battle at Wacken Open Air.

Tartaglia comments,

“This is all part of the new strategy to minimize travel for the Metal Battle finalists and to have them play to a packed venue. I’m happy to say that Boonsdale Fest 2018 is looking very promising. The idea is to keep growing it year after year and eventually move it to an outdoor location. We want to fill the gap of an open air metal festival in Toronto and we want it to have some of that spirit of Wacken!”

Event Details:
Boonsdale Fest 2018
Saturday, June 9th @ Opera House, Toronto

Featuring:
Borealis
Operus
Mokomokai
Pressive
Hammerdrone (Metal Battle Western Finalist)
Centuries of Decay (Metal Battle Eastern Finalist)

Full List of 2018 battles and participating bands in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City can be found here.

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