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  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE ANGOLA

    This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in Angola. Winners of Angola’s national final will face off against champions from South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique under the banner of Southern Africa. The ultimate showdown for Southern Africa will take place in South Africa. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

    Important Information before applying.

    1. Self-funded Expenses: All participating bands must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
    2. Regional Heats:
      • Bands are required to travel to the closest city in their country for a regional qualifying heat.
      • Regional heats depend on the number of bands submitting from each city.
      • A minimum of THREE bands is required for each regional heat.
      • Regional heats are scheduled for February and March of 2024.
    3. Finals:
      • Bands that qualify as finalists from each region need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for the final competition.
      • The final is set for April/May of 2024.
    4. Global Competition:
      • The winning band of the final, representing Africa, will need to travel to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the global metal battle.
    5. Passport Require
      • Every member of the participating bands must possess a valid passport to gain entry for the events.

    Bands must ensure they’re aware of these requirements and plan accordingly.

    The applications are now CLOSED.

    Angola
  • Here you can find all the information about Metal Battle Austria. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

    The application is currently Closed.

    Tourdates Austria

    No event found!
    Austria
  • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Bangladesh. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    Applications are currently CLOSED

    Metal Battle Tourdates

    No news available.

    Bangladesh
  • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Belgium. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

    The application is currently closed.

    Tourdates Belgium

    No event found!
    Belgium
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Belice. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    Registrations are currently closed.

    Belice
  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE BOTSWANA

    This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in Botswana. Winners of Botswana’s national final will face off against champions from South Africa, Kenya, Angola, Namibia and Mozambique under the banner of Southern Africa. The ultimate showdown for Southern Africa will take place in South Africa. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

    Important Information before applying.

    1. Self-funded Expenses: All participating bands must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
    2. Regional Heats:
      • Bands are required to travel to the closest city in their country for a regional qualifying heat.
      • Regional heats depend on the number of bands submitting from each city.
      • A minimum of THREE bands is required for each regional heat.
      • Regional heats are scheduled for February and March of 2024.
    3. Finals:
      • Bands that qualify as finalists from each region need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for the final competition.
      • The final is set for April/May of 2024.
    4. Global Competition:
      • The winning band of the final, representing Africa, will need to travel to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the global metal battle.
    5. Passport Requirement:
      • Every member of the participating bands must possess a valid passport to gain entry for the events.

    Bands must ensure they’re aware of these requirements and plan accordingly.

    The applications are now CLOSED.

    Botswana
  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA

    Click here to follow Wacken Metal Battle on Instagram for results & updates

    This is everything you need to know if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

    The winning band from Canada also receives

    A slot at the 2024 Wacken Open Air Festival. Full professional backline provided.

    $1,000 towards flights to Germany. – VIP camping at the festival.

    VIP Camping the festival

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

    The application is currently CLOSED.

    Tourdates Canada

    No event found!
    Canada
  • This is the infopage of Metal Battle China. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

    The application is currently closed.

    Tourdates China

    No tour dates available yet.

    China
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Colombia. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    Currently, The registrations are closed for this region

    Colombia
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Costa Rica. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

    Applications are CLOSED

    Tourdates Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE DENMARK

    This is everything you need to know about the competition.

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30-minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

    The application is currently CLOSED.

    No event found!
    Denmark
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Ecuador. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    Currently, The registrations are closed for this region

    Ecuador
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle El Salvador. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

    Applications are CLOSED

    Tourdates El Salvador

    El Salvador
  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE FRANCE

    This is everything you need to know if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30-minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won the former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

    The application is currently CLOSED.

    Tourdates France

    No event found!
    France
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Germany. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

    Registrations are closed

    Tourdates Germany

    No event found!

    Germany
  • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Greece. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

    Apply here for the next Metal Battle:









      Tourdates Greece

      Greece
    • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Guatemala. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

      This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

      • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
      • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
      • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
      • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
      • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

      Applications are CLOSED

      Tourdates Guatemala

      Guatemala
    • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Honduras. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

      This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

      • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
      • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
      • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
      • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
      • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

      Applications are CLOSED

      Tourdates Honduras

      Honduras
    • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Hungary. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

      This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

      • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
      • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
      • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
      • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
      • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

      Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

      The Applications are closed.

      Tourdates Hungary

      No event found!
      Hungary
    • This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in India. Winners of India’s national final will face off against champions from Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh under the banner of the Indian Subcontinent. The ultimate showdown for the Indian Subcontinent will take place at the Bangalore Open Air festival. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

      The applications are now CLOSED. Last Date to apply was November 25th 2024

      Metal Battle Tourdates

      No news available.

      India
    • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE INDONESIA

      This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

      • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
      • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
      • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
      • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
      • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

      Apply here for the next Metal Battle:










        Before submitting, Click here to follow Wacken Metal Battle on Instagram for results & updates

        Tourdates Indonesia

        Indonesia
      • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Ireland. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

        This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

        • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
        • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
        • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
        • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
        • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

        Apply here for the next Metal Battle:









          Tourdates Ireland

          Ireland
        • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Italy. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The application is currently closed.

          Tourdates Italy

          No event found!
          Italy
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE JAPAN

          公式エントリーページ

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          下記の注意事項、応募条件を必ずご確認ください

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • 現在レーベル契約を結んでいるバンド、および直近に契約予定のあるバンドは応募できません。
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • オリジナル曲のみで構成される30分のセットを簡単に演奏できることが条件です。
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • 過去にメタルバトルで優勝したバンドは応募できません。
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • 過去の国内決勝で優勝しなかったバンドは再応募することができます(直近の国内決勝の場合、選出を見送る可能性はあります)。
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.
          • 国内または国際決勝で優勝したバンドはもう参加できません

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle | エントリーはこちらから

          The application is currently CLOSED |

          Tourdates Japan

          No event found!
          Japan
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE KENYA

          This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in Kenya. Winners of Kenya’s national final will face off against champions from South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique under the banner of Southern Africa. The ultimate showdown for Southern Africa will take place in South Africa. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

          Important Information before applying.

          1. Self-funded Expenses: All participating bands must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
          2. Regional Heats:
            • Bands are required to travel to the closest city in their country for a regional qualifying heat.
            • Regional heats depend on the number of bands submitting from each city.
            • A minimum of THREE bands is required for each regional heat.
            • Regional heats are scheduled for February and March of 2024.
          3. Finals:
            • Bands that qualify as finalists from each region need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for the final competition.
            • The final is set for April/May of 2024.
          4. Global Competition:
            • The winning band of the final, representing Africa, will need to travel to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the global metal battle.
          5. Passport Requirement:
            • Every member of the participating bands must possess a valid passport to gain entry for the events.

          Bands must ensure they’re aware of these requirements and plan accordingly.

          The applications are now CLOSED.

          Kenya
        • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Latvia. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The application is currently closed.

          Tourdates Latvia

          No event found!
          Latvia
        • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Lithuania. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The application is currently closed.

          Tourdates Lithuania

          No event found!
          Lithuania
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE LUXEMBOURG

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

          The applications are now CLOSED.

          Tourdates Luxembourg

          Luxembourg
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE MOLDOVA

          This is everything you need to know if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The application is currently CLOSED

          Moldova
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE MOZAMBIQUE

          This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in Mozambique. Winners of Mozambique’s national final will face off against champions from South Africa, Kenya, Angola, Namibia and Botswana under the banner of Southern Africa. The ultimate showdown for Southern Africa will take place in South Africa. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

          Important Information before applying.

          1. Self-funded Expenses: All participating bands must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
          2. Regional Heats:
            • Bands are required to travel to the closest city in their country for a regional qualifying heat.
            • Regional heats depend on the number of bands submitting from each city.
            • A minimum of THREE bands is required for each regional heat.
            • Regional heats are scheduled for February and March of 2024.
          3. Finals:
            • Bands that qualify as finalists from each region need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for the final competition.
            • The final is set for April/May of 2024.
          4. Global Competition:
            • The winning band of the final, representing Africa, will need to travel to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the global metal battle.
          5. Passport Requirement:
            • Every member of the participating bands must possess a valid passport to gain entry for the events.

          Bands must ensure they’re aware of these requirements and plan accordingly.

          The applications are now CLOSED.

          Mozambique
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE NAMIBIA

          This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in Namibia. Winners of Namabia’s national final will face off against champions from Mozambique, Kenya, Angola, South Africa and Botswana under the banner of Southern Africa. The ultimate showdown for Southern Africa will take place in South Africa. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

          Important Information before applying.

          1. Self-funded Expenses: All participating bands must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
          2. Regional Heats:
            • Bands are required to travel to the closest city in their country for a regional qualifying heat.
            • Regional heats depend on the number of bands submitting from each city.
            • A minimum of THREE bands is required for each regional heat.
            • Regional heats are scheduled for February and March of 2024.
          3. Finals:
            • Bands that qualify as finalists from each region need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for the final competition.
            • The final is set for April/May of 2024.
          4. Global Competition:
            • The winning band of the final, representing Africa, will need to travel to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the global metal battle.
          5. Passport Requirement:
            • Every member of the participating bands must possess a valid passport to gain entry for the events.

          Bands must ensure they’re aware of these requirements and plan accordingly.

          The applications are now CLOSED.

          Namibia
        • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Nepal. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          Applications are currently CLOSED

          Metal Battle Tourdates

          No news available.

          Nepal
        • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Netherlands. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The applications are currently closed.

          Tourdates Netherlands

          Netherlands
        • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Nicaragua. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          Currently, The registrations are closed for this region.

          Nicaragua
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE NORWAY

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The applications for all cities are now  CLOSED.

          Tourdates Norway

          No event found!
          Norway
        • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Panama. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

          Applications are CLOSED

          Tourdates Panama

          Panama
        • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE PHILIPPINES

          This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

          • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
          • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
          • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
          • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
          • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

          Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

          The application is currently OPEN.









            Before submitting, Click here to follow Wacken Metal Battle on Instagram for results & updates

            Tourdates Philippines

            No event found!
            Philippines
          • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE POLAND

            This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

            • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
            • Your band can easily play a 30-minute set consisting of your songs.
            • You’re not a band that won the former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
            • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
            • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

            Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

            The application is currently OPEN.









              Before submitting, Click here to follow Wacken Metal Battle on Instagram for results & updates

              Tourdates Poland

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              Poland
            • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Portugal. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

              This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

              • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
              • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
              • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
              • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
              • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

              Apply here for the next Metal Battle:









                Tourdates Portugal

                Portugal
              • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE ROMANIA

                This is everything you need to know if you are interested:

                • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
                • Your band can easily play a 30-minute set consisting of your own songs.
                • You’re not a band that won the former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
                • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
                • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

                Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

                The application is currently CLOSED

                Tourdates Romania

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                Romania
              • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE SAUDIA ARABIA

                Please read these important points below before applying.

                1. A minimum of three eligible bands is necessary to proceed with the live Wacken Metal Battle in Saudia Arabia
                2. The Metal Battle in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to occur after Ramadan. Precise details on the date and venue will be communicated by the end of February.
                3. Should we receive a greater number of applications than available slots for the live Metal Battle, a preliminary jury will select the top 5 bands from all entrants.
                4. The shortlisted top 5 bands will receive notifications by the end of February.
                5. Financial Responsibilities: All bands must bear their own travel and lodging costs.
                6. The victorious band, representing the Middle East at the Metal Battle finals in the Wacken Festival, must be available for travel to Hamburg/Wacken, Germany.
                7. Your application must list all band members, and every member must be a resident of Saudi Arabia.
                8. Each band member is required to submit a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least until mid-February 2025, verifying their travel eligibility.
                9. Expatriates in Saudi Arabia must also provide documentation confirming their residency status.
                10. Bands must ensure their lyrics respect the cultural, political, and religious values of Saudi Arabia.
                11. If a band is associated with a distribution label, it must be disclosed. Only affiliations with distribution labels are permissible, excluding record labels.

                The application is currently OPEN











                  Are one or more band members expats in Saudi Arabia

                  If the above answer is Yes.




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                  Saudi Arabia
                • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE SLOVAKIA

                  This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

                  • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
                  • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
                  • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
                  • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
                  • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore.

                  Apply here for the next Metal Battle:

                  The application is currently OPEN.










                    Tourdates Slovakia

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                    Slovakia
                  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE SOUTH AFRICA

                    This is the official page for the Wacken Metal Battle in South Africa. Winners of South Africa’s national final will face off against champions from Mozambique, Kenya, Angola, Namibia and Botswana under the banner of Southern Africa. The ultimate showdown for Southern Africa will take place in South Africa. The victor of this round will then advance to compete with other global finalists at the grand finale of Wacken Open Air.

                    Important Information before applying.

                    1. Self-funded Expenses: All participating bands must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
                    2. Regional Heats:
                      • Bands are required to travel to the closest city in their country for a regional qualifying heat.
                      • Regional heats depend on the number of bands submitting from each city.
                      • A minimum of THREE bands is required for each regional heat.
                      • Regional heats are scheduled for February and March of 2024.
                    3. Finals:
                      • Bands that qualify as finalists from each region need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for the final competition.
                      • The final is set for April/May of 2024.
                    4. Global Competition:
                      • The winning band of the final, representing Africa, will need to travel to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the global metal battle.
                    5. Passport Requirement:
                      • Every member of the participating bands must possess a valid passport to gain entry for the events.

                    Bands must ensure they’re aware of these requirements and plan accordingly.

                    The applications are now CLOSED.

                    South Africa
                  • This is the infopage of Metal Battle Sri Lanka. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

                    Applications are currently CLOSED

                    Metal Battle Tourdates

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                    Sri Lanka
                  • WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE OF WACKEN METAL BATTLE UKRAINE

                    This is everything you need to know, if you are interested:

                    • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
                    • Your band can easily play a 30 minute set consisting of your own songs.
                    • You’re not a band that won former, which means the year before, Metal Battle heats.
                    • Bands, that participated the years before, but didn’t win any of the regional heats may re-apply.
                    • Bands that won national or international finals can’t participate anymore

                    The applications are now CLOSED.

                    Tourdates Ukraine

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                    Ukraine
                  • This is the information page for the Metal Battle in the United States of America. The winners of the national final will compete against other international finalists at the grand finale held at Wacken Open Air.

                    The applications are now OPEN.










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                      Tourdates United States of America

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                      United States of America
                    • This is the info page for the Metal Battle Venezuela. The winners of the finale will fight against all the other finalists at the international finale happening at Wacken Open Air.

                      Currently, The registrations are closed for this region.

                      Venezuela

                    Passive Countries

                    If your country is a passive country but you would like to be active, please inform us via the general contact on the website.