Guide to the International Up-and-Coming Acts Competing at Wacken Open Air Metal Battle [Israel, Egypt, Hungary, Ukraine, etc.] – Part II

Since 2004, the international band contest Wacken Metal Battle has gathered acts from regions and countries all over the world to perform at the annual German music fest Wacken Open Air. For this year’s selection of Metal Battlers, bands from Israel, Romania, Turkey, Lithuania, Egypt, Uruguay, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, Croatia, South Africa, Argentina, Japan, Philippines, Latvia, Hungary, and Ukraine, etc. were selected.

We recently showcased the first wave of bands chosen, but are now blessed with a second handful. Check out the latest wave of groups below…


Haifa, Israel

FFO: Lorna Shore, Brand of Sacrifice, Whitechapel

Erasing Mankind

Cairo, Egypt

FFO: As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Jinjer


Sofia, Bulgaria

FFO: The Black Dahlia Murder, Amorphis, Skeletonwitch


Trogir, Croatia

FFO: At the Gates, Dark Tranquility, Scar Symmetry


Riga, Latvia

FFO: Bad Omens, I See Stars, Architects


Budapest, Hungary

FFO: Spiritbox, Periphery, The Anchor


Kharkiv, Ukraine

FFO:  Every Time I Die, Johnny Booth, The Callous Daoboys

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