Wacken Metal Battle Romania comes to Quantic

Wacken Metal Battle Romania is coming to Bucharest. More exactly, to Quantic Club! For the first time in the contest’s history, the final round, the national one, will take...
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Wacken Metal Battle Romania is coming to Bucharest. More exactly, to Quantic Club! For the first time in the contest’s history, the final round, the national one, will take place in Bucharest. Also, there is an impressive number of 27 bands, from Romania and Moldavian Republic,  that entered the competition. An international jury will select the finalists, who will perform live, on May 10th, at Quantic Club. May 11th is reserved for the guest bands. Thus, the first names announced for the gala evening are Agathodaimon (DE – melodic black metal), Lost Domain (SE- progressive/modern metal), Katara (RO – melodic death metal). 

About the contest 

The first round of the Wacken Metal Battle Romania contest took place between December 1st, 2023 – February 15th 2024. No less than 27 bands, covering a wide spectrum of styles (black metal, alternative, metalcore, grunge, heavy-metal, death metal, groove metal, progressive, hard rock, etc.) signed up and entered the next round: the preselection for the national final. An international jury, consisting of Thorsteinn Kolbeinsson (Iceland – Wacken promoter), Michael Ahlin (Sweden – Lost Domain, guitarist), Larry Runner (Spain – TNT Radio Rock, journalist) and Bogdan Feldman (Wacken Metal Battle Romania) will choose the bands that will go on stage at Quantic Club on May 10th 2024. The jury will announce the finalists on March 1st, 2024.

May 11th, 2024 is the day of the gala, when the guest bands will perform. Agathodaimon (DE – melodic black metal), Lost Domain (SE – progressive / modern metal) and Katara (RO – melodic death metal) are the first bands on the lineup. Also, soon enough, the lineup will be completed with other amazing bands. 

Tickets

Subscriptions for the two days (competition+gala) are up for sale on the Ambilet.ro: 100 lei (early bird – until February 29).

More info about the contest

Wacken Metal Battle Romania is the contest after which the winning band from Romania or Moldavian Republic participates in the international finals of the Wacken Open Air Germany, having the chance to win, in addition to worldwide promotion, cash prizes provided by the Wacken Foundation as well as musical equipment.

Until now, the bands that represented Romania in the international finals at Wacken were: X-plod (Bucharest) in 2009, Altar (Cluj-Napoca) in 2010, Bucovina (Iasi) in 2011, Gothic (Petroşani) in 2012, God (Iasi) in 2013, Dirty Shirt (Maramureş) in 2014, Dark Fusion (Bucharest) in 2015, Hteththemeth (Brașov) in 2016, E-an-na (Sibiu) in 2017, An Theos (Bucharest) in 2018, Katara (Arad) in 2022 and Blacksheep (Bucharest) in 2023.

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