Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce the 2018 American champion California’s Voices Of Ruin. From over 50 competing bands in this year’s qualifying battles, Voices Of Ruin along with Philadelphia’s Eyes Of The Living and Florida’s Withering Earth shared the stage in the top 3 national final hosted in Los Angeles this past weekend on May 26th at The Viper Room. Judged on various criteria by metal industry representatives Marco Barbieri (M-Theory Audio), Lloyd Grant (Metallica) and Bill Metoyer (Producer – Slayer/Bitch), Voices Of Ruin unleashed an assault worthy to be selected and to perform at Wacken Open Air. Voices Of Ruin will now headbang on Wacken Open Air’s Wet Stage for the festival’s global competition of independent metal bands for a chance to be crowned the international champion along with winning multiple prizes from the organisation and their partners. Wacken Open Airthe world’s largest outdoor metal festival will be taking place from August 2nd – 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Wacken Metal Battle USA organiser Jon Asher comments:
“This year’s American battles witnessed Wacken Metal Battle USA’s expansion to more cities, more bands and more metal! I’m always excited to see who will be the king of the ring from all the bands participating. I want to thank all the bands for entering and performing in the competition, all the judges and city promoters plus all our partners that helped spread the word and making our 2nd year an amazing event. We’re looking forward to next year and sending more independent American metal to Wacken!”