the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle. Crescent, the egyptian winner band of 2014 represented for the
first time ever an egyptian band at the world biggest rock and metal festival, the Wacken Open Air
This year the metal battle extended and also invited bands from Dubai, Jordan, Lebanon and again
Egypt for a W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East.
On 27th of March the battle took place in Dubai and the winner is the band Ascendant, Heavy
Metal, Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ascendanttheband
The winner band from the battle in Lebanon, 4th of April is Blaakyum, Trash/Heavy Metal,
Facebook page www.facebook.com/blaakyum
Both bands will meet 24th of April at the Greek Campus in Cairo for the final battle in the first
W:O:A Metal Battle for Middle East.
A 3 man jury including experienced musicians from Egypt and a band manager from India will
decide about the winner band – based on music composition and innovation, technique and solos
but also on professional work and team work during sound check for example.
The winner band will be the first band from Middle East, representing this region in the final battle
in Germany with 29 bands from all over the world at the Wacken Open Air Festival.
The Metal Battle in Cairo is included into a concert with special guests:
The opening will be done by the band Nathyr from Alexandria who will release their new CD in this
Afterwards the battle follows and while the jury will make their decision, the egyptian Metal Battle
winner band 2014, Crescent, will perform. www.facebook.com/crescentband
The headliner and special guest of this evening will be The Down Troddence from India. They are
managed by the promoter of the Metal Battle in India. www.facebook.com/thedowntroddence
Open doors for this concert will be at 5pm, Ticket is for LE 75 on the doors.
govad MUSIC | Monika Bremer is an intercultural working agency from Munich, Germany and the
responsible promoter (organizer) and Wacken partner for the W:O:A Metal Battle Middle East.
govad MUSIC brings the Metal Battle to Cairo in collaboration with the organizers from Walls of
Death, Cairo and the Greek Campus (AUC), Cairo.
Information about Wacken Festival and the Metal Battle:
One band will rise above all others to represent their nation with highest honor at the 2015 Wacken
Festival in Germany.
Founded 2004, the W:O:A Metal Battle contest started indeed just as an idea to boost the future
generations of Heavy Metal and Rock musicians. The contest has its origins in “The Cult Festival”
ever, the Wacken Open Air. This festival, meanwhile the biggest heavy metal festival in the world,
supports the future of Metal music and so it could be also your step into the professional business!
The German band Reckless Tide won 2004 the first prize on the first metal battle at all, a record
deal with the W:O:A: owned Label Armaggeddon Music. The following winners are today well
known names in the metal business: bands like Gorilla Monsoon, Drone, Torture Squad from
Brazil, The Fading from Israel, Crysys from Spain and last but not least, Hammercult also from
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.
Our jury decides by quality not by superficial facts!
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