5 Bands to Look Out for at Wacken Metal Battle

Wacken Open Air is fast approaching. Metalheads from all over the world will gather at the world’s biggest metal event of the year. The festival’s global attendance is also represented in its Metal Battle competition. Bands from all over the world have the opportunity to perform at the world’s biggest metal stages. Below I have a look at a few which sound worth checking out.

ASYLLEX (Faroe Islands)

Hailing from Suðuroy, Faroe Islands, Asylex, will bring us a thrash performance inspired by the legends of the 80s, but with Asyllex’s own modern touch to the music. I have a feeling that these headbanging tracks with a hook will go down well at Wacken.


In contrast to Asyllex, Domination will bring an uncompromising thrash attack to Wacken. If their performance will be anything like their videos on YouTube, I have a feeling they will gain new fans at the Holy Lands of Wacken.


Megalodon (South Africa)

Claiming to be bringing “a (planet) crushing 8 string metal sonance”, we should prepare for a heavy show from this South African act.

Soulless Faith (Uruguay)

Are you a fan of At the Gates or The Haunted? Look no further. Come down, and bring your gang of melodic death metal friends. I expect to see circle pits.

Une Misère (Iceland)

They claim to be “a collective with a sound that pushes boundaries and cuts deep. Une Misère is an experience, a movement and a plague.” Well, that’s a bold statement. BUT, watching the video below tells me that we are definitely set for an experience at this year’s Metal Battle. Definitely a show not to miss!

This year’s Wacken Open Air is sold out. For more information, head over to the festival’s website. Check out our five reasons to visit Wacken, along with five bands not to miss.

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I started this website in 2011 because I always had a burning passion of sharing music and keeping people informed about what's going on in the metal and rock worlds. If I am not sitting in a dark room in front of a computer, listening to some obscure music (or Whitesnake), then I am usually found at a concert or a festival interviewing bands (or drinking beer).

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