Wacken Metal Battle Canada's national finals took place on Saturday, June 7th at the Opera House in Toronto, with guest headliner Skull Fist closing the show. Montreal's Mutank were crowned the winners at the end of the night.
The band has checked in with the following message:
"Hell yeah Canada! Hell yes Québec!
Wacken? We got this.
A simple thank you is not enough for our crew, cuz we're here because of you but here's one serious goddamn shout out.
Nick Guerin, Michelle Ayoub, Dungeon Works Productions, Jon Asher and AsherMedia Relations, Shannon, Noémie, Zed, Mike Molloy, Simone, Dan, Mikey, Mihaela Petrescu, Oli, Mylie, Alain, King A K 103.7 Sunday Nightmare, Armen, Dano, Tim and Ashes of Eden, Fkr and Crosstitution, Eric Marsan, Julien and Point Blank Rage, Trainwreck Architect, Co-op Katacombs, Piranha bar, Miguel Mendes, Chemical Way, Venomenon, Powered By Death, Warsenal, Cite 2000, La Bête Noire Emporium, Liz and bucketlist, Mark Strong, Johhny Rawkhard, Mike Decker, Oli St. Pierre, Murray Brady, Ondes Chocs, Québec Métal, Lex touring, Lex guitars, everybody behind the scenes at Wacken Metal Battle Canada, our ever patient direct and extended families, and every one of you die hard MUtards who have supported us in anyway since just 10 months of the band's birth.
It's been insane, and you ain't seen nothin' yet..."
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The five bands on the Wacken Metal Battle Canada bill were as follows:
Neck Of The Woods (Vancouver)
Exit Strategy (Calgary)
My Hollow (Toronto)
Burning The Day (Toronto)
After hundreds of submissions, and over 100 bands selected to compete in the battles that took place from the West coast of Vancouver to the Rockies of Alberta in Calgary, and Edmonton to central Canada in Toronto and Montreal. The final lineup consisted of Canada's top independent metal bands for one to rule them all and perform at the international Wacken Metal Battle during Wacken Open Air 2014 taking place from July 31st to August 2nd, which saw last year's Canadian winners Crimson Shadows become the 2013 WMB International Champions.
The judges for the finals were as follows:
Robb Reiner (Anvil)
Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment)
Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth)
Jon Asher (Asher Media Relations)
Adam Sewell (Riot Rock Management / Stereo Dynamite)
Darrell Shelley (Scene Magazine)
Tim Henderson (BraveWords)
Drew Copland (Villainizer)