BLAAKYUM - Wins The Third Place In W:O:A Metal Battle 2015!2015-07-31
The Lebanese Heavy/Thrash Metal band BLAAKYUM has won the third place in W:O:A Metal Battle 2015, as the representatives of the Middle East. The competition took place on Germany's Wacken Open Air, world's number one Metal Festival. They competed against other 27 bands, each one representing a country or a region, to become the W:O:A Metal Battle World Champion. The jury selected 5 bands from the competition, ranking from 1 to 5 out of all of them, which will get money and equipment prizes from the competition sponsors', as well as exposure on Deutsche Welle, Germany's national TV channel.
The winners of the competition have been Canadians VESPERIA and the second place was for Israel's WALKWAYS. Fourth and fifth place belongs to METAPRISM (United Kingdom) and SAVAGE MACHINE (Denmark) respectively.
Photo courtesy of Metal Bell Magazine
As we previously reported, the band reached the world final after winning Lebanon's leg of W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East. The competition, which took place in April 2015 in Beirut, also featured Progressive metallers TURBULENCE and the Progressive Rock band APRIL. After the cancellation of the final round, which was going to take place in Egypt on 24th April, BLAAKYUM was announced as the Middle East representative in W:O:A Metal Battle World Final.
The competition's final was held on Wacken Open Air's Wet Stage and Headbanger Stage. BLAAKYUM's performance took place on Wednesday 29th July at 12:40. A glimpse of the band's concert can be seen clicking HERE
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