And let Jeff Waters be your judge

Wacken Open Air TV has posted video of Annihilator’s Jeff Waters guest judging and interviewing bands during this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada in Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal and the final in Toronto.

Watch live clips and sit downs with 2015 champions Vesperia, 2014 winners MUTANK plus competing bands Dahlmers Realm, Windy City Slaughter, Elnora, Shark Infested Daughters,Hellborn Death Engines, AfterEarth, Dethgod, Fayne, Evertrapped, DistortHead, Decadawn, …From the Deep, Endemise, Deathrow Six, Chariots of The Gods, A Scar For The Wicked, BLËED, Endless Chaos, Medevil, Midnight Malice and Nordheim.

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where band’s from across the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City will battle each other for one to be selected and join over 30 other countries for an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, which has been taking place in Wacken , Germany for the last 25 years. Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013 winners – video at Wacken) and Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners – video at Wacken) have had that honour playing in front of thousands. This year’s festival will be taking place from July 30th to August 1st.

How it works:

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals from the months of January to May 2015 selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in Toronto, ON in June (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 26th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place from July 30th to August 1st. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows.

1 finalist from BC (Vancouver & Victoria will face off)

1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off)

2 finalists from Ontario (Toronto vs. Ottawa will face off)

1 finalist from Quebec (Montreal & Quebec City will face off)

1 finalist from Saskatoon or Winnipeg (Saskatoon and Winnipeg will face off)

Rules: http://metalbattle.ca/rules.html

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ

Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by Ondeschocs.comhttp://youtu.be/RrOGyBtqwaQ

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com

Full Listing of Battle Rounds By City: http://wp.me/PciNW-5lQ

Free Download: Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 3 (Over 80 Tracks)