Thank you from Wacken Metal Battle Calgary and Big Nate Productions – April 2018


Another year of Wacken Metal Battle Canada is finished for us. Good luck to Hammerdrone as they move on to represent the West at the Canadian Final in Toronto on June 9th!


Thank you to everyone involved throughout the battles!


The bands, Accostal, Beneath the Wicked, Blackest Sin, Detherous, DETHGOD, Gales of Avalon, Hammerdrone, Heyoka’s Mirror, King Mammoth, Nuclear Oath, Red Cain, Subsume, To The Mountains, and WORLD CLASS WHITE TRASH. You were all awesome!


The bands that traveled through our unending winter for the Western Final, Apollyon, Protosequence, and Wasted Heretics.


The judges, Joshua Wood (, Wally Laurier and Laura Vezer (Rock Bottom – CJSW 90.9FM), Chad Persley (Absolute Underground), Jim Martin (Calgary Beer Core), last minute fill-in preliminary round judges Renee and Natalie (Metalheads United), and special guest judges for the Western Final, Jesse Valstar (Armstrong MetalFest – AMF) and Geoff Bourie (Loud as Hell Festival).


The venues and staff at Dickens Pub and Distortion – Live Music Venue.


Media partner Asher Media Relations and photographer Xavier Cattarinich from RavenKin Photography and Metal Master Kingdom.


New sponsor Sunrise Records. For the first time a shopping mall music store chain has welcomed local show posters!


The crew at Big Nate Productions. Nancy for organizing and running the shows. Nate and sound techs Ian Dillon and Casey Rogers for making the bands sound and look great!


Most of all to the metal fans! Without you this wouldn’t happen!



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