Norway has been a member of the Wacken Metal Battle officially since
2007 and has been produced and promoted
all over the country by Zone Booking; having its HQ in Trondheim where all the finals has been taken place so far.
Everything from 4 to 10 bands have been on the prefinal-stages around Norway and 6-8 bands have been playing their asses off in the finals.

Every year the quality of all the applicants has been higher and higher and also every year the finals tougher and tougher. A huge variety of genres has been applying to the battle, then also the winners are unique very year.
Everything from our first winner: the heavy metal outfit Fracture, to technical thrash heroes Pica Fierce, to cave mining experimental downtempo deathsters Irr, our brutal death metallers of No Dawn and our last winner black/extreme metallers Aeon Throne.

The future looks heavy and uncompromising. Every year again sees a rise in quality and the bands who apply every year are all making the competition harder and more interesting.

May the best Norwegian metal band succeed!


Metal-Battle Tourdates in Norway


Schedule City Venue Date
Preround Tromsø Bastard Bar 6. April
Preround Trondheim Good Omens Bar 24. March
Preround Oslo Olsen På Bryn 17. February
Preround Jevnaker Glassheim 24. February
Preround Stavanger Folken 14. April
Preround Bergen Inside Live 30.+31. March

Metal-Battle Winner in Norway

Winner Band: Todesking


- 16.05.2018
Hello Folks! Winner in Norway is black/thrash trio of TODESKING from[...] more »

- 10.04.2017
The winner in Norway is young thrashers VORBID from Arendal. Vorbid is a band that[...] more »

- 09.01.2017
Metalheads! Here are the semifinale dates for the Wacken Metal Battle[...] more »