Wacken Metal Battle Ireland 2017 Feature



The Irish Metal Battle final is almost upon us! Six bands are chosen with just one heat, the final. A representative from Wacken shall be in attendance on the night and the winner goes onto play Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival in the world! 

Descriptions here shall be brief, it’s their music that will get them to Wacken…

Two Tales Of Woe 

Dublin based “Two Tales Of Woe” are a band reborn! Performed at Bloodstock last year, UK based gigs, main support to Crowbar on their Irish dates and new material on the way. 

Link to their Facebook page for more details, links etc: https://www.facebook.com/TwoTalesofWoe/



Dublin based Jenova are Ireland’s fastest rising Death metal band. They appeared from nowhere in 2016 and suddenly everywhere! They’ve been a bit quieter in recent times, but that’s all about to change with the release of their highly anticipated debut EP in the coming months.  

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/JenovaIreland/



Dublin based Thrash metal titans Animator have really taken off internationally over the past couple of years. They’ve already played Bloodstock, a Heavy Scotland pre-night among others. Their new EP “The Venom Within” released in January really sent them out further… 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Animatorireland/



Dublin based Xerosun have really stepped up their game over the past twelve months! The release of their excellent EP “This Dark Rage” and their video for the title track which is probably one of the best videos ever made by an Irish metal band! They recently played FrankFest in the UK and set to work with esteemed producer Kris Norris on their forthcoming new material. A band on thee rise!! 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/xerosun/


The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back 

Dublin based The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back are another who are on the rise internationally. A tour of Russia this year, a slot at MammothFest, and more on the horizon! Another band that are really heading onto bigger and better things! 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/TDWHSB/



Dublin based Jailbirds are 50% Australian and very much like Airbourne in musical style. A band I know very little about, but they are growing nationally and internationally. All very impressive as they aren’t even a year formed! Unfortunately, their material in confined to Spotify and Itunes so I don’t have a direct link to put here! I’d recommend heading over to their page and checking them out though! Really good band!


Link to their Facebook page where links to “Break The Silence” can be found! https://www.facebook.com/jailbirdsireland/


That concludes this years finalists and I think you’ll agree this could be won by anyone on this list! All are great bands and worthy of their slot. We shall see this coming Saturday night in Fibber MaGees! 




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