Crowned the 2015 international champions at the 11th annual Wacken Metal Battle during the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air from July 30 – Aug 1st in Wacken Germany, which has an attendance of over 80,000 people. Canada’s epic metal quartet VESPERIA are sharing with fans their behind the scenes video from their experience at the festival right here!
You can also watch video of their 20 minute winning sett at Wacken Metal Battle !
VESPERIA beat out 30 other competing countries (full list here) to win over international judges and fans, making their win the second for Canada out of the last three years the country has participated in the competition. 2013 saw Toronto’s CRIMSON SHADOWS take 1st place and Montreal’s MUTANK represent Canada in 2014.
VESPERIA was crowned 2015 Canadian champion after performing in the national final alongside MEDEVIL (Vancouver), BLEED (Edmonton), ENDLESS CHAOS (Winnipeg), MIDNIGHT MALICE (Toronto), NORDHEIM (Quebec City) who represented the top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities across Canada. The final took place on June 6th at Opera House in Toronto, ON and was judged by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters and Mike Harshaw, Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth), Tim Henderson (BraveWords) and David Bottrill (Producer, Mixer).
VESPERIA‘s new EP ‘The Iron Tempests’ was released on July 10th and was co-produced with the effort of Ryan Bovaird, frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow’s Die. The EP artwork was also created by none other than VESPERIA‘s frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios (http://whitenorthstudios.com).
“Finally we can offer everyone a glimpse of what we have been so silent about over the last year and a half. If anyone has seen us live on our recent tour dates, they will have heard a couple of these new songs in our set. We are feeling especially excited about the cover song we chose ‘In The Hall of The Mountain King’ by composer Edvard Grieg. Enjoy, everyone!” comments vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider.
EP -Order available at https://vesperia.bandcamp.com/album/the-iron-tempests-ep
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