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.

Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Lethal Halo is a 5-piece Melodic Metal ensemble.

Since its beginnings in 2008 through its 2013 rebirth, the core of the band has drawn from diverse cultural and musical influences, blending the experiences of its Turkish, Irish, and Canadian members, with Death, Thrash, Progressive and Power Metal, writing and performing music that is as crushingly heavy and aggressive as it is achingly beautiful.

With an early EP and 2011’s “Process of Progress” album under their belt, and riding the cusp of a wave of new material, Lethal Halo is perfectly poised to both punish and please its fans and the entire metal world.

Nikolas Golar was in a local Melodic Death Metal band, then he joined folk metal act Scythia and toured across Canada. After the tour he wanted something heavier, and more melodic, and Mournir was born. Soon teamed up with Dave Stevenson and Scott F Thompson, practicing our live sound and writing tunes. Brent Gallant and Kyle Sheppard joined 2013 and our sound became a full true melodic death metal sound. Weve been working our asses off tightening our set and making the best tunes possible.

Over the Coals is a female fronted metal band from Vancouver, British Columbia. After a few changes the band finally solidified their line up in 2011. Over the Coals recorded their first EP with Chris "Hollywood" Homes, and it set to be released in early 2013.
On January 21st, 2013 Over the Coals released their first music video. Directed and produced by Joshua Keith Young. The video can be found on YouTube under Over the Coals My Worth.
Over the Coals describes themselves as Metal, no need for specific genres, Over the Coals is just metal. Ever evolving, always trying new things, they just want to play music and have a good time.
Over the Coals plans on touring in 2013, and they are constantly writing new and heavier material.

Scimitar is a Metal band hailing from the island capital of Victoria BC, Canada. Their sound can be described as a mosaic of Melodic Death, Thrash, Folk and Black Metal, with an uncompromising heaviness in the drums and harsh vocals, a constant high-rollicking finger style bass as well as twin guitar riff-based adherence to the roots of extreme music. Scimitar’s lyrics are largely based in historical narrative, with rare digressions into philosophy and the supernatural. This musical approach is made manifest live in blistering energy and instrumental prowess. Scimitar has shared the stage with Metal notables such as Inquisition, Arkona, Into Eternity, Woods of Ypres, Archspire, Unleash the Archers and Nylithia.

Scimitar was formed in 2008 by Angus Lennox, Clayton Basi and the Anstey brothers (Noel and George), all of whom attended Mount Douglas high school together. This lineup remains unchanged today, other than a brief membership of keyboardist David Douglas from late 2010 to 2012. The band’s debut album Black Waters was released in 2010 at a release show that, like many of Scimitar’s early Victoria performances, was hosted and promoted by the band members themselves. The most recent production of new Scimitar material emerged in spring 2013 during the South of Heaven Symposium: Heavy Metal & Religion at the University of Victoria. Following Black Waters, members of the band amassed the knowledge and equipment required to self-record thus the single To Cultivate with Spears was released free of charge in conjunction with a studio video. In July 2013 Scimitar played their first festival slot, at the fifth installment of Armstrong Metalfest (featuring Suffocation, Holy Grail and Bison BC) in their home province of British Columbia.

In the week leading up to the festival, the upcoming single Alvarado’s Leap was recorded at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver. Currently the band is hard at work on the recording and production of their sophomore album Shadows of Man. This release will be heavy surprise for those grown used to Black Waters, with a new musical direction evocative of the latest singles. Shadows of Man will be available to the world on January 1st, 2015.

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