An Egyptian Band In Wacken Open Air 2014?2013-06-14
Yes, you've read the title right. The events management company Agentur Govad has signed a contract with Wacken Open Air, the world's number one Metal festival, so Egypt will be one of the countries taking part in the W.O.A. Metal Battle 2014. Through this competition, an Egyptian band will rise above all others to represent its nation at the 2014 edition of Wacken Open Air in Germany, competing against the other countries' winners to become the W.O.A Metal Battle World Champion.
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.
As Egypt is a country with a small Metal scene currently, the Wacken Open Air organizers decided to let the Metal Battle take place in Egypt just once in 2014 to prevent that every year the same bands will battle. Thus, the year 2014 is a single chance for one Egyptian Metal band to play in the international final, which 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 2014.
The call for bands will start in October 2013 and the locations and dates will be announced in the beginning of 2014. All details will be communicated when it is time for it. Meanwhile, the bands interested in taking part in this competition, can check out the general rules from Wacken through this LINK
For any questions, you can check out W.O.A. Metal Battle Egypt 2014 Facebook Page or contact the organizers through this e-mail adress: hello (at) agentur-govad.de