Published Feb 26, 2014As previously reported, aspiring Canadian metal bands are gearing up for the second Wacken Metal Battle Canada contest, and organizers are stoking the competition ahead of the in concert battles to rep some of this year's talent with a new compilation. Some may be an understatement, though, since the Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 2 runs over 80 songs deep.
There's quite a bit of material to sift through, whether the fantasy metal of Vancouver's Scythia or the thrash attack of Montreal's Fanachronic, but the cross section of cuts will give you an idea of what to expect at the early rounds of the competition being held in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
The first rounds are being held this spring, with finals taking place in Toronto June 7. The winner will then head off to play Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, which runs July 31 to August 2.
You can learn more about the event here and download/stream the comp below.