Wacken Metal Battle Returns to the USA


Wacken Metal Battle is returning to America this year after bringing the U.S. into the fold for last year’s Wacken Open Air, taking Philadelphia’s Corpse Hoarder to Germany for the 2017 festival. This year bands will have the chance to compete for prizes including an amp, a brand new guitar, some T-shirts, and roughly $6,000; not to mention the first place winner is crowned champion of the world, which would be really fucking cool.

Wacken Metal Battle will be hosting events in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego with a few more cities to be announced, making this year at least twice as big as last year’s showdown (which only featured two cities). We will update this post with when and where those remaining venues are going to be hosting this competition, but you can apply for it right now. The winner will be performing at Wacken Open Air in Germany from August 2nd to the 4th, 2018

For those of us who just like to watch, you can get your tickets here. For those of us who are applying to win this thing, good luck and kick some ass.

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