Latvia is one of the three Baltic countries, located next to Baltic Sea with booming capital Riga. And of course, we have a metal scene and Latvia a part of Wacken Metal Battle since 2011.
For Latvia it will be 5th anniversary of participation in the biggest metal competition in the world. As usual our task is to choose from many good bands the strongest one for representing Latvia on W:O:A Metal Battle 2016 at world's finest heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air.
Latvian metal bands on W:O:A Metal Battle so far:

2012 – OPIFEX
2013 – ASTHMA
2014 – Latvia did not participate
2015 - LEGACY ID
2016 – Maybe your band?

We are waiting for your applications.
You can send your applications from now till the end of January 2016.
Do not miss the great chance to get place at the biggest metal open air in the world!

The dates of semi finals and final will follow.

Metal-Battle Tourdates in Latvia


Schedule City Venue Date
finale Riga Meln Piektdiena 10th June

Metal-Battle Winner in Latvia


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- 28.06.2016
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send applications to:
Vladimirs Kravchenko
Staiceles iela 17-28
Riga, LV-1035

email: estragons(at)
(mails with "Metal Battle" in Subject only)
phone: +371 27086038