W:O:A Metal Battle 2015 - Middle Eastern Bands Battle Announced2014-10-08
The Cairo-based events management company Govad Music has announced that the W:O:A Metal Battle will come back to the Middle East in 2015. But this time, bands from the UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt will also take part. This competition will consist on band battles on each of these countries, where a winner will be chosen. Each country's winning band will compete on a final to become the winner of the Middle East. The winner will represent the Middle East at the 2015 edition of Wacken Open Air in Germany, competing against the other countries' winners for becoming the W:O:A Metal Battle World Champion.
The application process will take place from November to December 2014. A preselection jury alongside Govad Music will decide which bands will participate in each country's battle. Based on the number of applications, regional battles will take place to choose a regional winner band. The regional battles and the final will be held throughout springtime 2015. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
One of the most important things for the W:O:A Metal Battle team and jury is the long ranged promotion of the winner with a special focus on live-activity. International winners get full top-quality endorsements and national artists get endorsements under special conditions as well. This is an occasion to play live on the world´s biggest Metal festival. It is a good chance to socialize with other bands and people from the business.
Founded 2004, the W:O:A Metal Battle started just as an idea to boost the future generations of Heavy Metal and Rock musicians. The contest has its origins in Wacken's aim to support the future of Metal music, making bands step into the professional business. Several Metal bands such as RECKLESS TIDE, GORILLA MONSOON, TORTURE SQUAD or CRYSYS became world-known after taking part in this competition.
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Last year, the same company organized W:O:A Metal Battle Egypt. The competition took place on May 2014 and was won by Egyptian Black/Death metallers CRESCENT. The band represented its nation at Wacken Open Air, sharing the stage with the other country's winners, as well as several Metal music heavyweights such as AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, MOTORHEAD, SLAYER and many others.