China has been part of the international competition of Metal Battle since 2008, carried out by Painkiller Magazine. Like everything in China, also the vivid metal ground is growing at astonishing speed, the metal scene in Beijing is still the main force of Chinese metal but nowadays solid metal bands seem to shoot out all over the place. Each year there are near to 100 bands applying to participate with dozens of them actually make it to heats or semi finals.

Mongolian folk metal youngsters NINE TREASURES, the China Winner band of 2012 even almost made it to win the international final on WOA that year, their story has been featured in the documentary film "Wacken 3D". China Winner of 2013, bewitching black death unit EVOCATION hailing from Hongkong can also be proud to position themselves onto 4th place at WOA among other winner bands from ca. 30 different countries and territories.

MB China 2015 will foresee 4x semi finals around mid March in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou where ca. 50 bands from all parts of China (incl. Hongkong) will compete against each other to make it into the national final which will be held on an open air metal festival in Zhenjiang. Chinese metal is finally being recognized in the world wide scene, more and more bands are bursting out, eager for appearances on international stages. Hello the World! Chinese Metal 2.0 is ready to launch!

Metal-Battle Tourdates in China


Schedule City Venue Date
semi-final Shanghai Inferno Bar 13 MARCH 2016
semi-final Beijing MAO Livehouse 16 MARCH 2016
semi-final Beijing MAO Livehouse 17 MARCH 2016
semi-final Shenyang Shouchao Livehouse 19 MARCH 2016
semi-final Kungming Kaimi Live Music 31 MARCH 2016
final Zhenjiang Rock Farm 23 APRIL 2016
final Zhenjiang Rock Farm 24 APRIL 2016

Metal-Battle Winner in China

Winner Band: RITUAL DAY

- 17.05.2018
We are happy to announce the Metal Battle China Winner: Die From Sorrow (modern melodic[...] more »

- 11.04.2018
W:O:A Metal Battle China - established since 2008 by Painkiller Magazine/Productions.[...] more »

- 09.05.2016
RITUAL DAY are the winners of the chinese Metal Battle 2016. The melodic oriental black[...] more »

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Mr.Han Ning (PAINKILLER Mag), Haidian District,
Zhichunlu Luozhuang Beili Jinqiu Jiayuan, Building No. 5, E2-302, 100088 Beijing, P.R. China

Metal Battle China

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