Centuries Of Decay wins Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final and are going to perform At Wacken Open Air!

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce this year’s 2018 National Final winner Toronto’s Centuries Of Decay. Hosted on June 9th at The Opera House in Toronto, ON, the national final that sends one independent Canadian metal band to perform at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany witnessed the best of the West, Calgary’s Centuries Of Decay. 

The two top bands from over 70 that participated this year from across the country unleashed their own brutal assault upon the national final crowd winning over fans and judges. Only one could be crowned by the panel of metal industry consisting of Gustavo Valderrama (Electric Flow, Navaja Music), Andrew Epstein (Zombitrol, Alan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things), Charlie Felix (Sound & Noise, Live Talent), Oscar Rangel (Operus, Ex-Annihilator), Wojtek Sokolowski (Wacken Metal Battle Canada), Luc Lainé (CFLX 95.5FM).

 Centuries Of Decay will now move on to perform on the Headbanger Stage on August 1st at 1:55pm local time to represent the nation at the international Metal Battle just before Wacken Open Air officially begins from August 2nd to 4th. Centuries Of Decay also join the list of previous Canadian winners Hamilton’s Profaner (2016), Oshawa’s Vesperia (2015), Montreal’s Mutank (2014) and Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013).

Wacken Metal Battle Canada organizer JJ Tartaglia stated this about the band:

“Very happy with the result of the Final. Looking forward to sending off Centuries Of Decay to the metal holy land, I’m confident they will make us proud.”

The national final was combined with this year’s 2nd annual BoonsdaleFest with BorealisOperusMokomokai presented by Boonsdale Records also organized by WMBC founder JJ Tartaglia.  This year’s 5th battle edition of Wacken Metal Battle Canada was hosted in nine cities across the country (Full List of 2018 battles and participating bands can be found here).


Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition where over a hundred band’s from across the country battle each other for one to be selected and join over 20 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 28 years.

2018 Wacken Metal Battle Canada Finalists: Hammerdrone & Centuries of Decay:

2018 Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Centuries of Decay with Judges:

Wacken Metal Battle 2014 Canada Finals by Ondeschocs.com


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