The W:O:A (Wacken Open Air) Metal Battle is back in Middle East and will take place in Lebanon in 2018. The bands who are interested in particpation had to apply until end of 2017. During January 2018, an international preselection jury team reviewed the applications and the music.

Here are the judges of the preselection jury:

Manager and founder of ONE MANAGEMENT Sweden.
Artist Relations at Wacken Metal Battle Sweden.
Her passion is music and her mission is to empower the
world’s upcoming rockstars.

Metal Battle Promoter in Caucausia and among others owner
of JAM! Events
check him out here: jamdjrock/

Since 2007 Oliver is in the Metal Battle family with Austria
and since 2013 also with Hungary. He is working in Budapest
as a financial advisor and he
is in cooperation with online magazines and clubs in both countries.

Metal Battle Jury and a promoter, manager and agent from
Have a look at him, also in facebook: toni.torronen/


Four bands are qualified to take part in the Metal Battle in Lebanon and accepted the invitation.

Thus on April 27th the bands „Divulgent“, „Eden“, „Phenomy“ and „Slave to Sirens“ will fight for the ticket to the world-wide final at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany beginning of August. The event will take place at Yukunkun in Beirut.

govad MUSIC is collaborating with Elia Mssawir as local promoter in Lebanon with his team from Groove Machine Entertainment.

We are very happy about this cooperation and are looking forward to a great battle \m/