Metal Assault is extremely proud to bring back to Los Angeles, the 2019 edition of Wacken Metal Battle USA! We will be organizing and hosting the LA preliminary battle rounds, the LA Final, the West Coast Final, and the National Final! All of our events will be held at The Viper Room.
* Submissions are now CLOSED. Lineups for the LA Round 1 battles will be announced very soon. *
LA Round 1, Battle 1: Saturday 3/16
LA Round 1, Battle 2: Saturday 3/23
LA Round 1, Battle 3: Saturday 4/13
LA Final: Saturday 4/27
West Coast Final: Saturday 5/11
National Final: Saturday 5/25
Wacken Metal Battle USA 2019 Band Submissions Open October 6th, 2018.
Unsigned bands interested in participating for 2019 battles, can apply at the following link beginning October 6th at 6AM PST: metalbattleusa.com/apply
(Applications end December 2, 2018 at 11:59PM PST)
Battles will be held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Orlando, New York City, and Chicago with more to be announced.
How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the American national final in Los Angeles on May 25th, 2019. The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air, and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.