Wacken Metal Battle 2018


Wacken Metal Battle 2018: USA

Metal Assault brings you the Los Angeles debut of the Wacken Metal Battle USA! LA’s finest compete for a chance to represent the USA in the global battle at the 2018 Wacken Open Air! We are hosting the two Los Angeles preliminaries, as well as the California Regional Final, and the USA National Final. All our WMB events will be held at The Viper Room. Here is all the info you need, and keep tabs on this page for any and every update.

Los Angeles preliminary #1: Saturday March 24

Band lineup in running order from first to last on stage:
Event Horizon
Aeonic Impulse

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory / Asesino)
Lloyd Grant (original Metallica guitarist)
Daniel Dismal (Church Of The 8th Day / Crematorium)

Winner: Obsidian

Los Angeles preliminary #2: Saturday April l4

Band lineup in running order from first to last on stage:
Void Vator
Voices Of Ruin

Bill Metoyer (veteran producer / audio engineer)
Lloyd Grant (original Metallica guitarist)
Alex Distefano (LA Weekly)

Joint winners: Voices Of Ruin & Void Vator


California Final: Saturday April 28

Bands from Los Angeles and San Diego fight it out for a spot in the national final!

Band lineup in running order from first to last on stage:
Obsidian (LA prelim #1 winners)
Void Vator (LA prelim #2 joint winners)
Voices of Ruin (LA prelim #2 joint winners)
Nightshadow (San Diego prelim #1 winners)
Monarch (SD prelim #2 winners)

Tommy Victor (Prong)
Eric Dow (Helsott / California representative of Wacken Metal Battle USA)
Stephan Mellul (Continental Concerts)

Winner: Voices Of Ruin

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USA National Final: Saturday May 26

Guest headliner: Bitch

Finalist lineup:
Withering Earth (Florida winners)
Eyes Of The Living (East Coast winners)
Voices Of Ruin (California winners)

Judges & winner TBA

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