Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WACKEN Philly Metal Battle March 9th - Meet the Bands!!

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival, Wacken Open Air in Germany, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info). For the second year, Wacken Metal Battle USA is returning to America and will be hosting qualifying rounds in select cities across the nation. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2018 festival taking place from August 2nd through the 4th in WACKEN, Germany.
Last Year was won by Philadelphia's own Corpse Hoarder!

Sponsors / Media Partners:

Los Cabos Drumsticks

Dungeon Works Productions
Asher Media Relations
Rind Records

Friday March 9th, 2018 
Bar 2300 - 2300 Swanson St, - Philadelphia, PA. 19148
doors at 7pm / Cover $10.00  21+

Set Time 8:30pm

We are four friends with a love for Metal looking to do something new! Chris Moore (Bass) and Tim Swisher (Vocals/Guitar) are from a local metal band "Abolish". Mike Straiton Lead Guitarist and Cliff Fritts Drums played for another local metal band named "Pummel". Both bands thrived in the mid to late 90's and were well known in the local underground metal scene. Playing in all the great local clubs and opening for such acts as Morbid Angel, Crowbar, Overkill, Fear Factory and even Iron Maiden at the Electric Factory. "Eyes of the Living" is a new project with a variety of influences that punches a hole in the fabric of sound! enjoy!!

Set Time: 9:20pm

Liminality is the stage of ambiguity and disorientation an individual inhibits while in the middle stage of a ritual. These individuals no longer hold their pre-ritual status, nor do they belong to the status which they will achieve after having completed the ritual. It is a state of standing within the threshold of what once was and what will be. 
ANDHERA's beginnings are much the same as the liminal phase of a ritual practice. Separating themselves from prior musical endeavors, ANDHERA's members began creating something entirely new together. ANDHERA sets out to create a new experience for fans, using both audio and visual stimuli to portray their creative processes. Now the ritual is almost complete

Set Time: 10:10pm

Set Time: 11:00pm

Formed in early 2010, Assayer was forged with a wide variety of influences. With a sound rooted in the traditional American metal of Metallica and Pantera, Assayer blends in progressive and extreme elements seamlessly to create a sound that is both familiar, yet distinct. Spending almost two years in the studio perfecting their craft, they are now armed with their new release "Return to the Throne" and are ready to unleash their brand of progressive extreme metal upon the world.

Stealing Fame
Set Time: 11:50pm

We are called STEALING FAME because of the fact that fame is never given freely, but must be stolen.
Stealing Fame has taken the Philadelphia area by storm since the debut of their revamped line up in August 2013. The release of their first full length album has gained attention from fans, venues and press alike. Having shared the stage with bands like Bobaflex, Alestorm, Blameshift, Screaming for Silence, Romantic Rebel, Swashbuckle, October Rage and Royal Bliss, Stealing Fame brings a stage show that packs a punch and doesn't let up. If you haven't caught them yet, don't wait, you won't regret it.