Metal Battle Finalists 2015

Metal-Battle Winner in Austria

Austria
Winner Band: Silius

Silius is an Austrian Thrash Metal band founded in 2013. All the five members come from the same Heavy Metal background say Pantera, Metallica,..etc. and they have been playing in other musical projects before, some already together. 2014 SiliuS release their first DEMOn CD and since then they appear live everywhere they can! 2015 they win the Wacken Battle in Vienna and they are going to represent Austria @ the legendary Wacken Open Air Festival this summer! “This is a dream coming true!”
We burn down everything!


Silius on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Bulgaria

Bulgaria
Winner Band: Dash The Effort

The idea of the band is born in the begining of 2010, when Joro and Gio decide to record some songs together.After months of searching in the beggining of 2011 the band is in full band membership. A few concerts in Sofia and Plovdiv followed, but due to diferent circumstances the band again continues as Gio and Joro only. In the autumn of 2012, Dash the effort are joined by Jo and Magi and Daniel joins them later on.In 2014 a few concerts are following , as the first annual ,,Valentine's Massacre,, Minifest , and being a support band for Unearth in september. In the same time the band is recording their first EP, and they release the single to it ,,Redemption,, with a official video. On the 30th of January this year the band promoted their first EP "Polar Dawn".



Dash The Effort on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Canada

Canada
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Caucasia

Caucasia
Winner Band: Scratch The Floor

Scratch The Floor is a 5 piece Modern Heavy Metal band from Caucasus. Since 2012, the band recorded and released one self titled demo album, one EP, called "Rage EP", and an official music video. Scratch The Floor already has a solid local fan base and even played with bands such as Gorod, Thrashless, Lake Of Tears, Dead By April, Vader, Diary Of Dreams and Antimatter. This year they are going to visit Ukraine and... the Holy Land!
It is the third attempt and a lucky battle for them - the finally are the Winners of Metal Battle Caucasus 2015!

At this point, band consists of:

Sid - Vocals
Sick - Guitar
Irakli - Guitar
Steve - Bass Guitar
Akaki - Drums


Scratch The Floor on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Central America

Central America
Winner Band: ARAÑA

ARAÑA was the elected band the latest April 18th in San José Costa Rica. Out of 23 bands from the 6 participant countries, the metal tribal band from El Salvador has been choosen by the centralamerican jury to repesent the isthmus on Wacken Open Air 2015.
Is the second time that a band from that country will be on the International battle at W:O:A, the first one was VIRGINIA CLEMM on 2011 and the fourth time for Central America. On years 2012 and 2013 was a Costa Rican band the winner, CORPSE GARDEN and ROTTEN SOULS repectivily, now again El Salvador, the most little coutry in the region, will be at Wacken Metal Battle for the second time. After a year of break on 2014, ARAÑA, now as winner is already preparing his music to take over the stage at the german festival and make the crowd crazy and win the battle!!!



Metal-Battle Winner in China

China
Winner Band: Dream Spirit

The band Dream Spirit went to Beijing in 2009 to develop further. Their obsession with music and fervent love of ancient Chinese culture is inherent in their musical rhythms and cadences. The sonorous and clear voice of the lead singer, and traditional heavy metal guitar riffing, volley back and forth within Chinese folk-inspired melodies. Together with artful, poetic lyrics, the band is shaping up to be a metal band with an exquisite Chinese style!
In 2013 got the best fan votes for "Most Favorite Chinese Style Rock Band" on the radio show "The Sound Stage" of China Radio International. In 2014, the single release "Shadows" top Nr. 1 on China Rock Music Charts Issue No. 247. In 2015, a new bass player joint the line up, Liu Zheng who is also known as the front man of the national metal heros SUFFOCATED. With the new line up, Dream Spirit participated on WOA Metal Battle China 2015, with the highest jury vote, they make it to become winner of year and will represent China to perform and compete on the world final of Metal Battle at Wacken! For the new bass player, it would be his 2nd time since he with his SUFFOCATED already opened for the Party Stage on W.O.A. in 2012!


Website



Metal-Battle Winner in Denmark

Denmark
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Ex Yugoslavia Rep.

Ex Yugoslavia Rep.
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Finland

Finland
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in France

France
Winner Band: Impureza

Born in 2004 by the idea of Lionel who agreed with Laurent (Bass vocals) to make the Spanish blood run with the violence of death metal attitude on a stage.Impureza started to work on their uncommon proposal of spanish mood and brutal fury.After having auditioned various drummers, Guilhem (Veloce Hystoria) joined the band and due to the departure of Greg (guitar), Rafael (guitar) succeeded in taking his place to complete the formation.
So far, three demos have been released: "Y Correra La Sangre" (2004), "Ruina De La Penitencia" (2006), "En El Desierto De La Creencia" (2008).In 2010, the band was ready to unleash to the audience their first full length, titled "La Iglesia Del Odio", mixed by Stéphane Buriez (Loudblast) and mastered by Colin Davis (Vile).
They played twice at the Hellfest, in 2007 and 2011, and twice at Motorcultor in 2009 and 2012.
So far, they have supported well-established acts such as Suffocation, Gojira, Monolith Death Cult, Disavowed, and Svart Crown...Impureza has participated in numerous local gigs as well as more major ones in places such as France, Belgium, and Holland, just to name a few.Changes in the roster didn't halt the band's progress, whom are ready to enter the studio to record the new album in early of 2015.
With the entrance of Esteban (ex-Como Muertos) as the growler and Florian (ex-Glorior Belli) as the bassist.
The combo released a brand new EP and allow us to taste a bit of Spanish aggression before the release of their full length album.
Influenced by Nile, Behemoth, Origin and the mighty flamenco star Paco De Lucia, Impureza elaborates on events from Spanish history, conquerings and massacres.
Be prepared for epic songs, disciplined riffing, and blast beats with a dark and suffocating ambient atmosphere. Let the Iberian voracity devour you. El Sufrimiento empieza !





Impureza on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Hungary

Hungary
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Iceland

Iceland
Winner Band: In The Company Of Men

In The Company Of Men (ITCOM) is a four piece hardcore/math-core act from Iceland that has made a name for itself, not only through their unique sound and always explosive live shows, but also with the unpredictable nature of their provocative, aggressive and entertaining attitude - you never really know what you’re going to get with these guys.
Since its formation in 2011, the group has toured its native country ceaselessly, placed 2nd in Iceland’s National Battle of the Bands competition, and released an EP independently.
The band is currently working on its debut LP and showing no signs of ever taking as much as a breather.


In The Company Of Men on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in India

India
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Israel

Israel
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Italy

Italy
Winner Band: Deathless Legacy

Deathless Legacy is an Italian horror metal band born in 2006. In 2014, their debut album "Rise From The Grave" was released; a summary of all the horror and macabre things that haunt their creepy minds, mixed to a hazy but strong sound. In June 2014 Deathless Legacy played as the opening band for Rob Zombie (Alcatraz, Milan), while in September 2014 Alessio Lucatti - aka Alex Van Eden - from Vision Divine, joined the macabre circus. A curse that never stops and increases day after day, that's what Deathless Legacy means.


Deathless Legacy on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Japan

Japan
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Latvia

Latvia
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Lithuania

Lithuania
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Mexico

Mexico
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Middle East

Middle East
Winner Band: Blaakyum

Blaakyum was born in the summer of 1995, by 1997 it took its music more seriously and evolved into a Heavy/Doom Metal band and won the Battle of the Bands in Mariot Hotel – Beirut, and gathered a faithful following in Lebanon. The Band then released its highly acclaimed single "Am I Black" in 1998, a song that reached many beyond Blaakyum's expectations and knowledge, and created its own identity as a Heavy/Thrash Metal band. Blaakyum’s last performance before splitting was at the first Rock Nation 2001 at Jounieh - Lebanon, in front of a wide audience of around 2500 attendees who knew “Am I Black” by heart and were singing along. Shortly after that the band split. Seven years later Bassem Deaibess (Original Founder) reformed the band with a completely new line up. By the end of 2007 Blaakyum had won the Lebanese Nationals in the GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands) and represented Lebanon in London, being the only Middle Eastern and the only Metal band in the competition, it was satisfying that they ended in the 7th place out of all the 3000 bands who participated in the GBOB and the 35 finalist bands. Fate had it that Blaakyum performed in the last edition of Rock Nation festival in 2008, which proved to be a difficult year for the band that went through another line-up change and had the drummer and Lead guitarist changed at the beginning of 2009. One week later Blaakyum opened up for Lake Of Tears in Jounieh, Lebanon.
By that time Blaakyum had entered the studio to record their debut album but due to the major line-up changes and the lack of budget the recording process was halted for 3 years.
Finally Blaakyum entered the studio again in summer 2011 and released their debut album “Lord Of The Night” on Friday the 13th of January 2012 in Lebanon on the date of their 16th anniversary of Blaakyum’s first concert live ever (on the 13th of January 1996).
The album received high critical acclaim by the underground press, middle-eastern webzines and later on spread towards Europe and USA. Blaakyum then supported its new album with a regional and East European tour dubbed “Night Lords’ Tour” that kicked off in Cairo, Egypt, then touring the whole of Lebanon “Lord Nights’ First In Line Tour” where the band parted away with the lead guitarist who was replaced by Deaibess brother. The band then set off to its European part of the tour performing in Metal Heads’ Mission 2012 in Ukraine, MetalCamp 2012 Slovenia, Randal Club Slovakia, and Progresja Club Poland.
Blaakyum entered Roadrunner Records’ Sign Me To top 100 weekly metal chart at number 1 on the 31st of January 2012, and remained there for two consecutive weeks. Blaakyum kept performing regularly in Lebanon and organised an Unplugged tour during 2013 later that summer they performed on the main stage at MetalDays (previously MetalCamp) 2013 in Tolmin Slovenia on the 22nd of July 2013. Blaakyum are currently finalising the new album material.

Blaakyum are:
Bassem Deaibess: Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Rabih Deaibess: Lead Guitar
Rany Battikh: Bass Guitar
Jad Feitrouni: Drums


Blaakyum on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Netherlands

Netherlands
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Norway

Norway
Winner Band: Troldskugge

In the fall of the last millennium a band named TROLDSKUGGE saw the dark of a new day. Formed by Grimefand and Dauing as a tribute to the mighty Norwegian nature. They composed a few songs, but left it at that.

In the year 2010 the band arised with a complete line-up, featuring Ligtaar and Rimtyr on guitars, Garv on bass, Dauing on drums and Grimefand on vocals. A five track demo was conjured during late 2012, named "Gravid oc Graa".

Garv chosed in May 2013 to leave the band. A replacement was made soon therafter in the name of Gravsnig, wich is now their new bass player.

Troldskugge is in full dedicated to the elder times in Norway, focusing in old Norwegian superstition, especially the beleif in Fanden. Their lyrics are formed in an ancient Norwegian tounge, and it is the imagination, thoughts and visions of Norway in the late 1800`s.

Musically they have the same hailing towards the older times in Norway, a melodic structure inspired by traditional folk-music entangled with the extreme.

Members:
Grimefand - vocals
Rimtyr - guitars
Ligtaar - guitars
Gravsnig - bass
Dauing - drums


Troldskugge on Facebook



Metal-Battle Winner in Poland

Poland
Winner Band: Materia

Materia is a relatively young band based in Szczecinek, Poland. Formed in November, 2007 by two brothers Micha? “Mihu” and Tadeusz “Tede” Piesak and their good friend Jakub “Marcia” Marciniak. The band surprisingly quickly started writing its own material. Finally in the beginning of 2009 they released their first demo “Vandals”. In 2010 Adrian “Adi” Dubi?ski joined Materia on the second guitar. His talent opened the band for new better sound and it was another step ahead. A Year later their first official EP called “Holidays On The Angels Island” (2011) was out. Materia had officially became popular in whole Poland, which led to them play the shows all over the country, winning young band competitions and starts to play therir first polish tours. After 6 years Materia gets to the breaking point of their musician path. On the begin of 2013 they finished and released first LP “Case of Noise” and gets to “Must be the music” – the most popular talent show in Poland. Finally 2nd place give them chance to promote their music in mainstream television and spread the word about band not only among metal fans. Until that time band played over 150 shows all over the country and they still have more and more offers. Materia was invited to be a support on tour with DECAPITATED in the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015. Currently the band is working on new material, that is about to be released 29.08.2015. They are also was on their first European Tour with Russian friends from Change of Loyalty! Materia had a honor to play in greatest Egypt festival Metal Blast 28.03.2015. Stay tuned… history just begins.

They had an honor to share stage with such bands as: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Dog Eat Dog, Hunter, Decapitated, Frontside and many more!

They played on such festivals as: Sonisphire (2010), Przystanek Woodstock (2011), Jarocin Festial (2010). Metal Fest (2013).


Materia on Facebook




Metal-Battle Winner in Romania

Romania
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Slovakia

Slovakia
Winner Band: Renaissense

Metal-Battle Winner in Sweden

Sweden
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in Switzerland

Switzerland
Winner Band: tba.




Metal-Battle Winner in United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Winner Band: Metaprism

The band METAPRISM define ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with their unique brand of melodic and progressive metal. With a combination of female and male vocals their huge sound blends face melting aggression whilst still assaulting audiences with soaring melodies.

METAPRISM was created in November 2012 by guitarist Ollie Roberts who, alongside vocalist Theresa Smith began writing songs for their debut 3 track EP, which was released April 2013. The injection of harsh male vocals provided by Jut Tabor really gives their music an edge which compliments the clean melodies and harmonies perfectly. With a heavy rhythm section played by guitarist Jimmy Alford, drummer James Clarke and bassist Mike West this band is stamped with the hallmark of exciting powerful melodic metal.

Although a fairly new band, METAPRISM have already played alongside ‘Sacred Mother Tongue’, ‘I AM I’, Mikee Goodman’s project ‘Outpatients’ and ‘Evil Scarecrow’. As well as a successful appearance on the Newblood stage at the UKs best metal festival, ‘BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2014?, which featured the likes of Megadeth, Emperor, Down, Lacuna Coil, Children of Bodom… amongst many other quality major and unsigned acts across 3 stages.

METAPRISM continues to step up and capture live crowds with their energetic and dynamic live show with plans to record a full album that will be released in 2015.


metaprism.co.uk


Metal-Battle Winner in Uruguay

Uruguay
Winner Band: tba.




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