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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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Metal-Battle Tourdates in Portugal

Portugal

Schedule City Venue Date
ROUND #1 LISBOA SIDE B 08 JANUARY 2011
ROUND #2 BRAGA DINAAMO PANOIAS 15 JANUARY 2011
ROUND EXTRA PORTIMÃO MARGINÁLIA 21 JANUARY 2011
ROUND #3 LOULÉ BAFO DE BACO 22 JANUARY 2011
ROUND #4 PORTO METALPOINT 29 JANUARY 2011
NATIONAL FINAL BARROSELAS SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XIV 29 APRIL > 01 MAY 2011

RESULTS

Metal-Battle Winner in Portugal

Portugal
Winner Band: Seven Stitches

From Grândola, one of the key places of the Portuguese revolution, Seven Stitches reveal themselves as a persevering quintet that maintains a regular and evolutionary activity since the beginning.
Their own revolution started in 2002 and they have already two demos, one EP and one split with Switchtense. These launches allowed them to refine their sonority and their live act through their presence in a number of stages around the country, sharing these with many national bands and others internationally known such as Vader, Severe Torture, Napalm Death, Suffocation, Warbringer, Hatesphere, Rotten sound, Brujeria, Fleshkrawl, Krisiun, amongst others.
Still in 2009, following some changes made in the formation of the group and the testing of some new themes live, the band concentrates in the recording of a new set of originals in the MDL Studios, with guitarist André Tavares leading the production alongside the rest of the band.
In January 2010, the studio work is completed and their first album, “When The Hunter Becomes The Hunted”, starts to gain a life of its own with the online disclosure of the themes “From The Sky” and “Room”. Both these themes confirm the band’s evolution and the cohesion of its new line-up.
The renewed group composed of Pica (Vocals), André Tavares and Bixo (Guitars), André Santos (Bass) and Nelson Teixeira (Drums) offers us, distilled over ten powerful themes, a thrash/death metal of many influences, from quick and abrasive to technical and melodic, always with the grip and adrenalin of one with a hunt in mind. Straight from the south of Portugal, doing justice to the hot plains of an infernal heat, “When The Hunter Becomes The Hunted” is an inflammable album that burns in any stereo and that certainly will not go unnoticed!
www.myspace.com/sevenstitchespt

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