After years of tightening their performance skills, Philadelphia-based thrash metal group Eyes Of The Living are thrilled to announce that they have been named 2018 East Coast Regional Champions of the official USA Wacken Open Air Metal Battle! The selection was made by a panel of judges after three live rounds beginning in March.

Now, Eyes Of The Living are setting their sights on West Hollywood, CA, where they will perform at the national USA Wacken Open Air Metal Battle on Saturday, May 26 – details here! Nationals will take place at Viper Room, where a total of three bands – Withering Earth of Florida, Eyes Of The Living and Voices of Ruin of California – will fight for the ultimate prize – performing at this year’s legendary Wacken Open Air festival!

For more information on the battles, visit To see other international winners who will perform at Wacken Open Air, visit

Check out Eyes Of The Living‘s latest zombie apocalypse-inspired full-length album, ‘War On Dead,which can be streamed via Spotify and YouTube, and purchased via AmazonCD Baby, or iTunes/Apple Music.