We are a team of people with experience in all levels of the music business including musicians, promoters and media such as radio and specialized press.
Since the first edition of Metal Battle Spain we are working hard to carry out this contest and give Spanish bands this great opportunity.
Nowadays, we are in the non-profit association Black Storm Legions. Our objective is to promote Metal Music Culture in the Spanish territory and over the frontiers working hand in hand with other organizations.

The biggest Metal contest Worldwide begins here.
In 2009, Spain became part of the W:O:A Metal Battle International with the objective of giving Spanish bands some notoriety abroad. The Catalonian band Crisix proved to be the best of their edition being crowned as winners; a battle so difficult to win of which we feel so proud. Throughout the years, Spain has been very well positioned in the ranking, getting a second and a third place too.
Finally, in 2014 the melodic death metal band [IN MUTE] from Valencia was the winner against bands from other 30 countries and an audience of all around the world, reaffirming the good times in our country in terms of music quality.
The main aim of Metal Battle Spain is to detect our band’s talent and help them launch their careers, both nationally and internationally.
The contest has become a growing tradition year after year. It has expanded the location of the national battles to 3 semifinals of 2 days in several points of Spanish geography (North, Center and East) and one final in Barcelona city.
In order to be able to get a slot in the semifinals, bands submit their work to us and must pass a very hard screening process. Once in semifinals, the format used is the same as in Wacken Open Air. 20 minutes of a frantic live performance, where bands must show their full potential in front of a specialized jury (musicians, media and many more professionals of the metal music industry).
Only the most promising ones will be chosen to take part of the final, where we finish our pursuit of the champion. The chosen band will have the great honor of representing our country scene in the W:O:A Metal Battle International at Wacken Open Air.
In addition to the big opportunity of treading the stage of the most mythical metal festival of all times, and living through one of the best experiences of their lives, Metal Battle has meant a big boost to the careers of our winners, who are:

2009 – CRISIX (international winners)
2014 – [IN MUTE] (international winners)

Highly encouraged after 2014 experience, and after a year of rest, Metal Battle Spain crew will be back stronger than ever.

W:O:A missed us last year, so let’s get ready to work. We are really looking forward to meeting the band that will join us in 2016. The battle begins here!!!

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Metal-Battle Tourdates in Spain


Schedule City Venue Date
Semifinale North Oviedo Sala Sir Laurens Febuary 16/17
Semifinale East Barcelona Sala Upload Febuary 23/24
Semifinale Central Madrid Sala Barracudas March 9 /10
Semifinale South Sevilla Sala Even Mach 23/24
Finale tba

Metal-Battle Winner in Spain

Winner Band: The Flying Scarecrow


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