W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 - Line Up Changes, Lebanon And UAE Dates Announced2015-02-23
The organizers of W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 have announced the dates of Lebanon and UAE regional battles. The organization has also reported that unfortunately, due to passport and military issues a lot of the previously announced bands won’t be able to travel and take part in it. The organizers announced the dates and location of the following battles with their final participants:
Regional Battle DUBAI (27th March)
Regional Battle LEBANON (4th April)
Although the final participants’ list for the Egyptian Regional Battle weren’t announced yet, it seems that it won’t be safe from some cuts too, as two of the shortlisted bands (NATHYR, SINPROPHECY and DESTINY IN CHAINS) have released statements earlier, announcing that they won’t be able to take part in the battle. You can read the band's statements clicking HERE, HERE and HERE
It has also been revealed that the final battle with the winner bands from the regional battles will take place during a concert with special guests in Cairo, Egypt on mid/end of April.
W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 consists of band battles in several Middle Eastern countries (Lebanon, Egypt and UAE, including band from Jordan as well), where a winner will be chosen. Each country's winning band will compete on a final to become the winner of the Middle East.
Through this competition, a Middle Eastern band will rise above all others to represent the region at the 2015 edition of Wacken Open Air in Germany, world's number one Metal festival, competing against the other countries' winners to become the W.O.A. Metal Battle World Champion. The battle will take place on the Wet Stage & Headbanger Stage (inside the Bullhead City Circus) during the W.O.A Festival in Germany, on the first weekend of August 2015.
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.
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.
More information about W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East can be found clicking HERE