Centralamerica celebrates the fourth year participating on the metal battle to Wacken. 2011 was the first chance for our isthmus in taking place to this international competition that chooses the best of the world and give the opportunity to the bands in taking place in the biggest metal festival on earth.

VIRGINIA CLEMM from El Salvador was the band that this first time won and the enthusiasm to fans and bands all over the 6 countries got mad, as the band did it and presents its material in front of thousands at W:O:A

2012 were more animate and more than 60 bands took place of the battle. The history was real, and the opportunity to visit the “Mecca” of metal is a reality. CORPSE GARDEN from Costa Rica was the band which makes it, so this second time the dream came true for the metal musicians. They played at the “Holy Land”!!!. Besides their show at W:O:A, they did a “Road to Wacken” Tour, and visit Portugal, Spain and Belgium. After their experience they got signed by an European Booking Agency.

In 2013 almost 50 bands got into the process and ROTTEN SOULS was the chosen one. Black Metal from Central America was our proposal to Wacken this 24th edition. This time the band came as well from Costa Rica and they won their local final and the regional one in Honduras. Their show at W:O:A. was amazing and they did as well a “Road to Wacken” Tour, visiting Spain, Portugal and another local gig in Germany.

The region did a break during 2014 and is returning to battle now for the 2015 edition. ARAÑA, form El Salvador, was elected as the band to represent the Isthmus this time. Tribal Metal was our proposal to the International Jury. Again an incredible experience among the best bands of the world on the International Final.

For 2016, the inscriptions are already open from bands all along the six countries to rise again the flag of our Region into the Wacken Open Air. A third costarrican or salvadorian band? or first time for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua or Panamá, we will know that on the final that will be held this time in Honduras at the local "Megemetal Festival" in April.

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Metal-Battle Tourdates in Central America

Central America

Schedule City Venue Date
final Honduras San Pedro Sula Niflheim 13 FEB 2016
final Panama Panama Hangar 18 20 FEB 2016
final Nicaragua Granada Pinta Cafe 20 FEB 2016
preliminary round Costa Rica San Jose Bar Bikers 28 FEB 2016
preliminary round Costa Rica San Jose Bar Bikers 06 MAR 2016
final Guatemala Ciudad Guatemala Trova Rock 12 MAR 2016
final El Salvador San Salvador La Casa Tomada 20 MAR 2016
final Costa Rica San Jose Bar Bikers 20 MAR 2016
final Central America San Pedro Sula Barr Guamilito 02 APR 2016

Metal-Battle Winner in Central America

Central America
Winner Band: Crows Crown

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Craneo Metal Prod.
c/o Pablo Vargas

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