Metal Battle China is presented by Painkiller Magazine/Productions in collaboration with Midi Festival. In 2018 there were over 100 bands from all parts of China applied for participation via online application and the grand jury selected the best 40x bands and divided the national competition into 6x semifinals held in five cities resulting 8x semifinalists. April 29th 2018 in Suzhou at Taihu Midi Festival on Zhanguo Stage, all 8x semifinalists will compete on the final for China Winner on the biggest Chinese open air metal stage!

South West semifinalist:
Ju Wu Xing (industrial nu metal from Lijiang)

North West Semifinalist:
semifinalist: Nang (funky folk rap metal from Hohhot)

North China Semifinalists:
Die From Sorrow (modern melodic death metal from Beijing)
Song of Chu (modern folk metal from Beijing)
Nower (melodic death metal from Beijing)
Never Before (stoner metal from Beijing)

East China Semifinalist:
Solidal (instrumental metal from Shanghai)

South China Semifinalist:
Mystrain (female fronted melodic metal/folk metal from Guangzhou)
Bringing Metal Battle to Argentina will give a big opportunity to local bands to launch an international career, and for the scene to be more exposed.

Metal-Battle Tourdates in China

China

Schedule City Venue Date
Finale Suzhou Taihu Midi Festival April 29th


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send applications to:

yang@midifestival.com