WACKEN METAL BATTLE - CANADA and Astaroth Incarnate
with Black Eve, Blackcloud Syndicate, Maitreya and My Frost
From the Promoter
WACKEN METAL BATTLE - CANADA
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is a cross-Canada competition for metal bands. One band will rise above all others to represent their nation with highest honor and perform at the 2018 Wacken Festival in Germany.
Astaroth formed back in October 6, 2013. We consist of Sam - Vocals, Pablo - Guitars, Sergio - Bass, Martin - Drums. Our sound is based under mixing various elements of death metal and black metal with a touch of technical, groovy and melodic elements. Our main influences are Belphegor, Dying Fetus, Immortal, Dark Funeral, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth etc. We have since then released a 4 song EP which can be downloaded for free from our soundcloud
The Live Exterminators...
The Death Metal Maniacs...
The Melodic Madmen...
Founded in the summer of 2010, BLACK EVE is a Melodic Death Metal band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Crushing riffs, melodic laden solos, gut wrenching vocals and a powerful rhythm section all piece together to create BLACK EVE's signature, grave thrusting sound.
Their shows cannot be compared to. Their sound unmistakable.
Featuring former members of 90s metal acts Absolute Zero and Endless, The Blackcloud Syndicate is fast, mean riffs, pounding drums and unique, in-your-face vocals with some of the best, thought-provoking lyrics in metal. Based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada
Hailing from Whitby, Ontario, Maitreya are an exciting up and coming progressive metal act. Possession of time bending rhythmic maneuvers and space stretching sonic tensions show they wield a powerful alchemical force. Maitreya released their debut self-titled album August 1st, 2017.
Maitreya reached its final formation in 2016 with the addition of vocalist Matt Cutrara. The bands inception began years prior between guitarists and songwriters Mark Wylie and Matt McCabe. The lineup was completed in the early stages with bassist Lyam Morrison and drummer Steve McMillian.
The band name, Maitreya (may-trey-ah), originates from Buddhist literature. Based on a Sanskrit translation for a bodhisattva, the band uses this character to embody metaphysical and philosophical subject matter embedded in their lyrics.
My Frost was formed in December 2013 by guitarist and vocalist Ady and guitarist Roach. They were both determined to give shape to a lot of material written previously. Carlos (bass) and Steven (drums) joined in the spring and summer of 2014 respectively. With the line-up complete, My Frost started to play live shows while spending a lot of time writing new songs and recording. Since summer 2015 My Frost turned to a trio formula, for a cleaner and more solid set!
The sound of My Frost is shaped around an aura of melodic gothic metal with accents of black and doom. Blending this music with haunting lyrics gives My Frost a unique European flavor intent on diversifying the Canadian metal scene.