W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 - Lebanon Battle Details Revealed2015-03-03
The organizers of W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 have revealed all the details concerning Lebanon's Battle. The event will take place on Saturday 4th April at The Quadrangle, located in Hazmieh district in Beirut, Lebanon. In this battle, three bands from Lebanon will compete, and the winner will go to Egypt to contend with the winner from the UAE Battle. The winner will be the Metal Battle Middle East champion and then will represent the Middle East in W:O:A Metal Battle on the Headbanger’s Stage in the holy land of Metal: Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival. These are the bands which will take part in the Lebanese Battle:
Founded in 2010, APRIL is a Progressive Psychedelic Rock band that emerged into the scene and managed to gather loyal fans from all over the country. In 2013, the band released a cover of PORCUPINE TREE's "Open Car", preparing the way for the release of their debut EP "Archives of the Mind" in February 2015.
They are a Progressive Rock & Metal band, which was founded in 2013 when Alain Ibrahim from MONARCHY and Mood Yassin from AMADEUS AWAD got together on a musical journey. The band quickly built a loyal fan base by performing 3 DREAM THEATER tribute nights and releasing one demo titled "Richardson's Nightmare", from their debut album which is in the process of being recorded.
Founded in 1995, Blaakyum is the oldest still active Lebanese Metal band. They have been around quite enough to build a fan base that gathers the old and new generations of Metal Heads. They released their debut album, "Lord Of The Night", in 2012. Their last performance was opening for EPICA at Lebanon's Byblos International Festival.
Based on composition, originality, quality of vocal and instrumental performance and if the songs could convince or not, the jury will chose the winner. The Lebanon's Battle jury will be composed of:
Nathalie Jeha: The Lebanese rockerista has been performing for more than 10 years now. She has organized, participated in and been a part of most of the major Rock/Metal events in Lebanon. Nathalie is also a business woman, owning and managing her own company Better'fly, and is a core part of the Metal Bell Magazine Family.
Roy Nawfal: He is the guy behind Rock Ring Lebanon and Lebanon's Global Battle of the Bands. He also brought to Lebanon the supergroup HAIL! twice and organized the biggest local Rock-Metal festivals in the country like Summer Fusion and many others. He is also the bassist of BLOOD INK
The organization has announced that more jury members will be announced soon.
As we previously reported, some of the previously announced bands for W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 won't be able to take part in the competition due to passport and military issues. It has also been confirmed 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.
More information about Lebanon's battle is available clicking HERE