The band Blaakyum from Lebanon will represent Middle East in the final at the Wacken Festival in Germany. The final round of the Metal Battle in Middle East has been cancelled.

The band Ascendant has been dropped off from the battle as they could not fulfill the rules to make sure that they can can travel as Egypt does not issue visa for Syrians these days and the option for session players has been rejected.

Thus the realization of the event was not secured any longer.

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