W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015 - BLAAKYUM Wins Lebanon Battle2015-04-06
Lebanese veteran Heavy metallers BLAAKYUM have been announced as the winners of Lebanon's battle for W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East 2015. They competed with two other Lebanese bands - APRIL and TURBULENCE - in order to be able to take part in the final, which will take place on 24th April in Cairo, Egypt. They will battle it out with Dubai's finalists ASCENDANT to get the chance to represent the region at the 2015 edition of Wacken Open Air in Germany, world's number one Metal festival, competing with the other countries' winners to become the W:O:A: Metal Battle World Champion.
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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, BATTLE BEAST, 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.
The final of W:O:A Metal Battle will take place on the Wet Stage & Headbanger Stage (inside the Bullhead City Circus) during the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, on the first weekend of August 2015.