Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce the first ever Philadelphia round winners conquered by Power Theory and Corpse Hoarder. The bands will now move on to the national final in New York City with those dates to be determined. The round was held on Saturday, March 18th at Whiskey Tango along with other competing bands In The Presence of Wolves, Fatal Aggression, Assayer, Malphas. Remaining qualifying rounds listed below.
For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle USA is coming to America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 festival taking place from August 3rd - 5th.
Round 2 – Tuesday, March 21 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts) Facebook event link
Bands: Pathogenic, Carnivora, Ravage, Goblet
Round 3 – Wednesday, March 29 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts) Facebook event link
Bands: Upheaval, Leather Lung, Birnam Wood, Concilium
Final – Wednesday, April 19 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts) Facebook event link
Round 1 – Saturday, March 18 @ Whiskey Tango (14000 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Facebook event link
Bands: In The Presence of Wolves, Power Theory, Corpse Hoarder, Fatal Aggression, Assayer, Malphas
New York City
(dates coming soon)
HOW IT WORKS:
- Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals (dates to be determined), selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in New York City (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 28th edition of Wacken Open Air. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.
The finalists will be selected as follows by city.
2 Finalists from Boston
2 Finalists from Philadelphia
2 Finalists from New York City
National Final in New York City