HISTORY

2012 - Participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Central America, China, Denmark, ex Yugoslavian Republics, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom;

Winner Band 2012: Hamferð (Faroe Islands)

2011 - Participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Central America, China, Denmark, ex Yugoslavian Republics, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain (29);

Winner Band 2011: HAMMERCULT (Israel)

2010 - Participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, ex Yugoslavian Republics, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain (26);

Winner Band 2010: Battle Beast

2009 - Participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, ex Yugoslavian Republics, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland (21);

Winner band 2009: Crisix Spain

2008 - Participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, ex Yugoslavian Republics, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland (18); more than 56 concerts worldwide.

Winner band 2008: The Fading Israel

2007 - Participating countries:

Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, ex Yugoslavian Republics, Poland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg (12)

Winner band 2007: Torture Squad Brazil

2006 - Participating countries:

Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Brazil, Switzerland (7) (from 2006 onwards only those countries are allowed to participate in the Metal Battle which hold at least one live event in their country)

Winner band 2006: Drone Germany (first year with only 1 „international“ winner)

2005 - Participating countries:

Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Brazil (6)

Winner band 2005: Gorilla Monsoon Germany

"special award" international for Tuatha de Danan, Brazil.

2004 - First Metal Battle in Wacken

Organised by W:O:A Supporter Club Winner bands. Six Bands from Germany and five international bands.

Winner: Reckless Tide ,Germany

"special award" international for Vanguard, Finland
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