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Event Archive - Wacken Metal Battle Canada - One Band To Rule Them All! Vancouver Semi-Final ft: Mitochondrion, DIRE OMEN, Wacken Metal Battle Vancouver Semi Finalists, Omnisight (9:45PM), Witch Of The Waste (9), Over the Coals (8:15), Neck of the Woods (2014 Vancouver WINNER), Unleash The Archers (6:45PM SHARP!)

Sat. May 3rd 2014 - Sat. May 3rd 2014 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC (No Minors)
6:45PM SHARP doors at 6:00pm
Tickets at: Scrape Records, Millennium Vancouver,, Zulu Records, Highlife Records

The Vancouver semi-final will be May 3rd at the Rickshaw Theatre in the crazy May-hem Metal weekend:

May 1 - NILE / Infernal Majesty / Auroch

May 2 - Metal Alliance with BEHEMOTH / Goatwhore / 1349 / Inquisition / Black Crown Initiate / Tyrants Blood

May 3 - Wacken Metal Battle Vancouver semi-final followed by MITOCHONDRION and DIRE OMEN
(this event)

The winner of the Vancouver semi-final will compete in Toronto with bands from Alberta, Montreal and Toronto. The winner will play at the Wacken Festival in Germany with paid expenses.

MITOCHONDRION (Vancouver – Profound Lore)
Vitriolic Death Metal. Mitochondrion is an organelle that generates most of the cell's supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), used as a source of chemical energy.


With that great success and triumph for Canadian metal, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be expanding across the country in 2014.

One Canadian band will rule them all and represent the nation with highest honour at this year's 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany where they will join the list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.


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Mitochondrion (Black/Death)

"Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris" (It is a comfort to the wretched to have had companions in misfortune) more info

Witch Of The Waste (Tech/Metal/hardcore)

* Group Bio / Description: Tech / Metal / hardcore from Vancouver BC more info

Neck of the Woods (Progressive/Tech Metal)

Complex, confrontational and unflinchingly heavy, Neck of the Woods are the most exciting progressive metal band to emerge from Vancouver, BC’s underground scene in a generation. Spearheaded by guitarists Dave Carr and Travis Hein’s interwoven riffing, Jordan Kemps low end, Jeremy Gilmartin’s intricate drumming, and Jeff Radomsky, a pro s... more info

Unleash The Archers (Heavy Metal)

Unleash The Archers have been on the road since their inception in 2007, and subsequently created an immensely loyal North American fanbase. The success of their sophomore album brought them overseas to the ears of European metalheads, and now they are slowly infiltrating the South-American and Asian markets with their genre-defying brand of music.... more info
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