It was Wacken Battle night in Edmonton again on Thursday night, and 5 of Edmonton (and area) finest gathered at Temple to duke it out for a chance to advance to the next round of the infamous battle of the bands competition. With Red Deer’s own The Myopia Condition taking the cake for this one, the progressive metallers will advance to the Alberta/Saskatoon finals of the competition on April 20th at Temple, and will be shredding alongside first round Edmonton winners in Rising Sun, as well as Saskatoon’s own Diehearted with a headliner yet to be announced.
It’s Wacken Battle season again across Canada, and so many local bands are gearing up to duke it out with their peers for a chance to play 2019’s Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. With Edmonton being a staple city in the battles, round one of the Edmonton shows took place at Temple last night, featuring Within The Fury, Haxor, Apollo Spitfire and Rising Sun. The four bands battled it out with thrashers Rising Sun shredding their way to victory, and granting them passage to the next round where they will go up against 3 other yet to be determined Western Canadian finalists.