Wacken Metal Battle Canada returns to Hamilton, ON

After a one-year hiatus, Wacken Metal Battle Canada has returned, with this year’s competitions kicking off in Calgary this past January. This month the battle comes to Ontario, with rounds beginning in Toronto this Friday, February 9 and in Hamilton this Saturday, February 10.

The full schedule of shows can be found on the WMBC site – www.metalbattle.ca/shows.html – with more detailed information available on individual Facebook event pages. Hellbound’s own Sean Palmerston will be at This Ain’t Hollywood as one of the judges for the Hamilton round.

Toronto battle @ the Bovine Sex Club

Hamilton battle @ This Ain’t Hollywood.

For a sampling of the bands competing in Hamilton, tune in to Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM this Wednesday from midnight to 2am or listen afterward at cfmu.ca/shows/65-kill-eat-exploit-the-weak.

In the meantime you can also check out KEEW’s interview with Wacken Metal Battle Canada publicist Jon Asher to hear more about the Battle in general and the Hamilton rounds in particular: cfmu.ca/episodes/6248-kill-eat-exploit-the-weak-episode-for-2017-12-14.

Laura is associate editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. She loves doom, prog, cats and basketball, believes in equity and social justice and is not cool with any form of discrimination, marginalization, harassment or oppression.