WACKEN METAL BATTLE - VANCOUVER

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is a cross-Canada competition for metal bands. One band will rise above all others to represent their nation with highest honor and perform at the 2016 Wacken Festival in Germany.

he Canadian sensation Celestial Ruin is styled after European Symphonic Metal but executed with a decidedly North American flavor. Celestial Ruin's sound combines heavy rock rhythms and riffs with catchy, singable melodies, and rich symphonic textures, the likes of which have never been heard before. The combination is "epic" by all accounts. Lyrical themes are drawn from fantasy and horror, sometimes implying deeper meanings, sometimes just celebrating the subject matter. Celestial Ruin's live performance is close to the recording but organically so. They shun the use of backing tracks and drum machines, performing every aspect of the music live. Their music is written as organically as it is performed, a completely collaborative effort on the part of all project members. Based out of Vancouver, Celestial Ruin is taking the scene by storm with their recently released debut album “The Awakening”. Receiving favorable reviews in publications such as Rockstar Weekly Magazine professing a 4/5 star rating declaring, “If The Awakening is only the beginning of things to come, you’d best get on board now while the gettings good.”

After a successful 2012 summer tour Celestial Ruin was offered many opportunities that included opening slots with Stone Temple Pilots and being a featured performer for Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week and Stunt Buxx online game show, out of the box endorsement deals with multiple tattoo shops. Celestial Ruin is always looking for the next unique avenue to expose their distinctive sound. “We play in the grey area of rock music, we are too heavy for rock, but not heavy enough for metal” quotes front woman Larissa Dawn. This is a praise that has been mirrored in many live reviews including beat route magazine stating, “Celestial Ruin appears to be in a subgenre scene of one...their differences are working to their advantage”

With 2014 already bringing such opportunities as opening for Moonspell, Leaves eyes and Atrocity. Celestial Ruin is excited to debut the first few songs off their upcoming second album. Release date TBA

HALLOWED CATHARSIS

Formed in the summer of 2013, The Hallowed Catharsis is a Vancouver, BC based progressive metal band with many differing influences. Combining tasty leads with devastating rhythms; high speed riffs with soul-tickling melody, the band aspires to create a musical journey both hard hitting and exciting.

The Hallowed Catharsis played their first show at Funky Winker Beans in October of 2013. Within the week, the band returned to the studio to begin tracking their first EP. At the turn of the New Year, a single, “Extraterrestrial Radiation”, was released as a preview of the band’s forthcoming musical direction. The EP is planned for release in the spring of 2014.

WITCH OF THE WASTE

Witch of the Waste is a vancouver band formed in 2009 by Guitarist JP dupuis and Vocalist/lyricist Ryan Fitzgerald. With the help of some friends and producer Florian Bey they wrote and recorded a 3 song demo and spent the next year rounding out the rest of the line up. In 2011 and 2012 JP and Ryan, joined by bassist John Pettifor, Guitarist Peter Sacco and drummer Jack Briscoe played shows in and around Vancouver as well as a couple small tours in BC and Alberta. In the summer of 2012 the five of them recorded an EP with Raincity producer Curtis Buckoll titled "All Other Voices".

Witch of the Waste was formed by friends who shared a mutual passion for aggressive music, art, and poetry. The goal was never to defy or define a genre, but rather to explore the nature of self expression and aesthetic experience through songs that are energetic loud and challenging. There is no ideological agenda. Only the promotion of art which is brutally honest and aggressively abrasive.

armed with a new rhythm section and a fresh EP, Witch of the Waste will be ruining a venue near you sometime in 2013.

THE FIFTH CIRCLE

Simply put, The Fifth Circle creates music with a unique flavor of heavy. This 5 piece have stewed their individual talent into one great melt-your-face pot that will leave you wanting to taste more......

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