W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL 2011 | APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications are open for the upcoming edition of W:O:A Metal Portugal, a competition that provides for the presence of a national band on the line up of Wacken Open Air.
Following their triumph at SWR barroselas metalfest, an event that hosts the national final of the competition, Algarvian thrashers Prayers of Sanity were the first Portuguese nominees playing at the Wacken Evolution Tent.

After struggling with more than 20 bands from all over the world, the international winner reaps a worldwide label contract with Wacken Records and a variety of top-level endorsement deals with the main sponsors of the competition.
National bands may apply to the contest until 15 October 2010. It's just necessary to be aware of the contest Terms and Conditions and email the requested elements to metalbattleportugal@swr-inc.net.

W:O:A Metal Battle Portugal is based on a series of regional qualifying heats that bring about five bands to be present at SWR barroselas metalfest, wherein the national final is scheduled to take place from 29 April to 01 May 2011. The national winner is then in charge of representing Portugal at the W.E.T. stage of Wacken Open Air 2011, battling with bands from all over the world in order to reap a record label contract with Wacken Records and a variety of top-level endorsement deals with the main sponsors of the competition.
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W:O:A Metal Battle Portugal winner

Dear Metalheads,

the Portuguese W:O:A Metal Battle 2010 is over and we are proud to announce the winner.:

PRAYERS OF SANITY


Congratulations, see you in Wacken!

Your Metal Battle team
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W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL 2010

NATIONAL FINAL:
30 April > 02 May @ SWR barroselas metalfest XIII
BIRTH SIGNS | Loulé | www.myspace.com/birthsigns
DECREPIDEMIC | Braga | www.myspace.com/decrepidemic
KARNAK SETI | Funchal | www.myspace.com/karnakseti
PRAYERS OF SANITY | Portimão | www.myspace.com/prayersofsanity
SUFFOCHATE | Matosinhos | www.myspace.com/suffochate

web: www.swr-fest.com | www.myspace.com/swr_fest
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W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL 2010

NATIONAL QUALIFICATION HEATS:

ROUND #1 | 09 January | DINAAMO Panoias (BRAGA) | 21:00 | 5€
ATOMIK DESTRUKTOR | Braga | www.myspace.com/atomikdestruktorband
COLDFEAR | Barcelos | www.myspace.com/coldfearband
DECREPIDEMIC | Braga | www.myspace.com/decrepidemic
SUFFOCHATE | Matosinhos | www.myspace.com/suffochate
URNA | Guimarães | www.myspace.com/urnaband

DJ: António Freitas (antena3 / sic radical)
cooperation: AENIMA – www.myspace.com/_aenima


ROUND #2 | 16 January | SIDE B - Benavente (LISBOA) | 21:00 | 5€
ANTICHTHON | Coimbra | www.myspace.com/antichthonband
ARTWORX | Almada | www.myspace.com/artworxonline
FACE OF A VIRUS | Portimão | www.myspace.com/faceofavirus
KARNAK SETI | Funchal | www.myspace.com/karnakseti
RELTIH | Loures | www.myspace.com/reltihcrust

DJ: António Freitas (antena3 / sic radical)
cooperation: NOTREDAME productions – www.myspace.com/notredameproductions


ROUND #3 | 23 January | A.R.C.M. (FARO) | 20:30 | 5€
BIRTH SIGNS | Loulé | www.myspace.com/birthsigns
CRYPTOR MORBIOUS FAMILY | Grândola | www.myspace.com/cryptormorbiousfamily
PRAYERS OF SANITY | Portimão | www.myspace.com/prayersofsanity
SUPRAH | Camarate | www.myspace.com/suprahmusic
VRT139 | Lourinhã | www.myspace.com/vrt139

DJ: António Freitas (antena3 / sic radical)
cooperation: I CAN C U – www.myspace.com/icancu2


ROUND #4 | 30 January | METALPOINT club (PORTO) | 21:00 | 5€
ANGRIFF | Mangualde | www.myspace.com/angriffband
ENDAMAGE | Braga | www.myspace.com/endamage
FINAL MERCY | V. N. Famalicão | www.myspace.com/finalmercy
GATES OF HELL | Porto | www.myspace.com/gatesofhellband666
HUMANART | Santo Tirso | www.myspace.com/humanartband

DJ: António Freitas (antena3 / sic radical)
cooperation: METALPOINT club – www.myspace.com/metalpointcoffee


NATIONAL FINAL:
30 April > 02 May | SWR barroselas metalfest (BARROSELAS)
www.swr-fest.com | www.myspace.com/swr_fest
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W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL 2010

LIST OF APPLICANTS:

A PEACEFUL CHAOS | Cacém | www.myspace.com/apeacefulchaos
ACID SEASON | Carcavelos | www.myspace.com/acidseason
ANGRIFF | Mangualde | www.myspace.com/angriffband
ANNIHILATION | Lisboa | www.myspace.com/annihilationmetal
ANOMALLY | Angra do Heroísmo | www.myspace.com/theanomally
ANTICHTHON | Coimbra | www.myspace.com/antichthonband
ARTCORE | Torres Vedras | www.myspace.com/artcoremusic
ARTWORX | Almada | www.myspace.com/artworxonline
ASSASSINNER | Trofa | www.myspace.com/assassinner
ATOMIK DESTRUKTOR | Braga | www.myspace.com/atomikdestruktorband
BEHEAD THE DEAD | Oeiras | www.myspace.com/beheadthedeadband
BIOLENCE | V. N. Gaia | www.myspace.com/biolence
BIRTH SIGNS | Loulé | www.myspace.com/birthsigns
BLACKSWAN | Castelo de Paiva | www.myspace.com/blackfuckingswan
BLOODREALM | Lisboa | www.myspace/bloodrealm.com
BURNED BLOOD | Sintra | www.myspace.com/burnedbloodband
BURNING MEMORIES | Setúbal | www.myspace.com/burningmemoriesband
COLDFEAR | Barcelos | www.myspace.com/coldfearband
CRYPTOR MORBIOUS FAMILY | Grândola | www.myspace.com/cryptormorbiousfamily
DARKSIDE OF INNOCENCE | Cacém | www.myspace.com/darksideofinnocence
DECREPIDEMIC | Braga | www.myspace.com/decrepidemic
DOG DAYS | Faro | www.myspace.com/dogdayspace
ENDAMAGE | Braga | www.myspace.com/endamage
FACE OF A VIRUS | Portimão | www.myspace.com/faceofavirus
FINAL MERCY | V. N. Famalicão | www.myspace.com/finalmercy
GATES OF HELL | Porto | www.myspace.com/gatesofhellband666
HAVEN DENIED | Braga | www.myspace.com/havendenied
HUMANART | Santo Tirso | www.myspace.com/humanartband
HUNTED SCRIPTUM | Braga | www.myspace.com/huntedscriptum
INCOMING CHAOS | Cascais | www.myspace.com/incomingchaosworld
INNERSIGHT | Elvas | www.myspace.com/innersightmetal
KALLAIKOI | Fundão | www.myspace.com/kallaikoi
KARNAK SETI | Funchal | www.myspace.com/karnakseti
LOST SOIL | Samora Correia | www.myspace.com/lostsoil
MANINFEAST | Lamego | www.myspace.com/maninfeast
MY DECEPTION | Queluz | www.myspace.com/mydeceptions
MY ENCHANTMENT | Barreiro | www.myspace.com/myenchantment
NIGHTMYHEAVEN | Guimarães | www.myspace.com/nightmyheavenpt
NUKLEAR GOAT | Braga | www.myspace.com/alastorr
OFF PAIN! | Porto | www.myspace.com/offpain
PRAYERS OF SANITY | Portimão | www.myspace.com/prayersofsanity
PUSHED MIND | Albufeira | www.myspace.com/pushedmind
RELTIH | Loures | www.myspace.com/reltihcrust
SATTOR | Olhão | www.myspace.com/sattor
SCAR FOR LIFE | Lisboa | www.myspace.com/scarforlifeband
SIMBIOSE | Estoril | www.myspace.com/simbiose
STIGMA SPHERE | Anadia | www.myspace.com/stigmasphere
SUBDARK | Porto | www.myspace.com/subdark
SUFFOCHATE | Matosinhos | www.myspace.com/suffochate
SUPRAH | Camarate | www.myspace.com/suprahmusic
URNA | Guimarães | www.myspace.com/urnaband
VAI-TE FODER | Braga | www.myspace.com/vaitefodergrind
VRT139 | Lourinhã | www.myspace.com/vrt139

Soon we will announce the selected bands/venues/dates for the National Qualification Heats that will run the whole country in January 2010. The final of the competition will be celebrated at the 13th edition of SWR barroselas metalfest that happens annually in Barroselas (north of Portugal) since 1997.

www.swr-fest.com
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W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL 2010

Dear Metalheads,


For the first time in Portugal, here it comes the biggest talent contest in the world for any type of Metal bands: W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL.

If you dream about playing the W.E.T. stage at Wacken Open Air 2010, to win lots of killer prizes, endorsement deals and also to have the opportunity to sign a contract with Wacken Records… what are you waiting for?!?!

Please just read carefully all the regulations of the contest and fill the application form with all your information. Send all the requested stuff by e-mail to: metalbattleportugal(at)swr-inc.net.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS [download]
APPLICATION FORM [download]

APPLICATION’S DEADLINE – 06 November 2009
NATIONAL QUALIFICATION HEATS – January 2010
NATIONAL FINAL – 30 April > 02 May 2010 – SWR barroselas metalfest XIII
INTERNATIONAL FINAL – 05>07 August 2010 – Wacken Open Air XXI (Germany)


Hurry up and get YOUR deserved slot… Raise your swords and axes and here we go to Wacken Open Air 2010!

W:O:A METAL BATTLE PORTUGAL 2010 is a cooperation between SWR inc. and several partners around Portugal. The partnerships will be announced soon.
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