Photo Gallery: WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA (LA Round 1, Battle 3) at Viper Room

Images by Haley Caroline & Ignacio Cordova
Words by Andrew Bansal

February 29 2020, The Viper Room, West Hollywood CA: The third battle in the preliminary Los Angeles round of this year’s Wacken Metal Battle USA took place last Saturday at the Viper Room, featuring a diverse six-pronged lineup of stellar local unsigned bands, the club packed with metalheads, and the evening filled to the brim with one fantastic performance after another. Even for locals that have previously seen any of these bands, this kind of event brings something extra special, as the bands strive to bring their A-game to the stage.

The participants, in order of appearance: Drift, Democide, Fallacy, Tyranis, Brewhemoth and King Kaos

The panel of judges:
Skum Love (A&R for Schecter Guitars, host of Rock-A-Holic Karake every Wednesday at Viper Room and singer of Skum Love)
Alex Distefano (LA Weekly)
Mike Wells (mastering engineer for John 5 and many others)

The prize: Top two bands progress through to the Los Angeles Final, March 21 at Viper Room

Photographers Haley Caroline and Ignacio Cordova were on-site through the entire evening to give you a visual recap of how the evening unfolded. Check out their photos below, and make sure to keep tabs on our WMB events as well as all other events and activities.

* Drift stage photos by Ignacio Cordova, all other photos by Haley Caroline

DRIFT Photos:








Drift (1st place)
Tyranis (2nd place)

Remaining WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA events at Viper Room:
Sat 3.21 – LA Final
Sat 4.11 – West Coast Final
Sat 5.9 – National Final

For lineups, tickets and more info on these events, visit out Wacken Metal Battle USA 2020 landing page.