Wacken Metal Battle, the live band competition that sends the winning band to Wacken Open Air, will be held at Harpa, the new Reykjavik Conference and Concert Hall on Saturday 6. April. The hall in question: Eldborg (meaning "Fiery City" or "Fiery Fortress") is the grandest of 4 halls in the complex and home of the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.
The evening will be headlined by Iceland's biggest metal band at the moment: SKÁLMÖLD. Skálmöld have never played before in Eldborg and will be performing a full set. This concert comes hot on the trails of their recent near 1000 capacity sold out release concert for their sophmore album, Börn Loka, held in Iceland's biggest movie theatre and previous home of the Icelandic Symphonic Orhestra, Haskolabio.
Six bands compete for the spot to play Wacken Open Air in front of several thousand people, and participate in the international finals of Wacken Metal Battle where the main prize is a record contract with none other than Nuclear Blast Records.
The participating bands are (in alphabetical order):
BLOOD FEUD http://www.facebook.com/bloodfeudice
IN THE COMPANY OF MEN http://www.facebook.com/InTheCompanyOfMen
OPHIDIAN I http://www.facebook.com/OphidianI
Last years Icelandic winners, GONE POSTAL will also be appearing, having done really well in the finals at Wacken in 2012 and young hopefuls TRUST THE LIES will also perform, opening the show.
This is the very first time Eldborg will play host to an evening of Heavy Metal not to mention to such a major event. Can you spell EPIC!?
Age limit: All Ages Doors Open 17:30 - Starts 18:00