The Wacken Open Air's Metal Battle pits around 30 international bands against each other. In 2015, Canadian death metal crew Vesperia emerged victorious.
The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
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German rock veteran Marius Müller-Westernhagen is going acoustic with his Unplugged Album. We get up close and personal with lead singer Oceana and then go to Wacken to follow the band Syndemic at the Metal Battle.
Nearly 30 up-and-coming bands fought it out at the Metal Battle in Wacken. In the end, it all came down to five. The Canadian group Profaner ended up in second place overall.
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