Soooo, this is pretty cool: Check out this HD footage of us playing at Wacken Open Air a couple of weeks ago. Yes, we know that we are not playing the ‘open air’ part of the festival, but we DID play in the biggest circus tent in the entirety of Europe, so that has to count for something, right? We had such an awesome time playing for that giant crowd in the biggest metal festival on the planet and we can’t wait to go back there one day!
This also happens to be the set that earned us the title of ‘International Wacken Battle Champions’. Honestly, watching our video and then watching the other band’s sets (particularly those of Walkways, Blaakyum, Metaprism and Savage Machine), we have no idea how we won! Everyone that played were incredibly talented, awesome bands and musicians and we count ourselves fortunate to have played such an illustrious festival with such amazing people.
Anyways, here is our set at Wacken Open Air 2015 – enjoy!
Oh, and the general media release for anyone interested in re-re-re-reading it:
“Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that this year’s international champions are Canada’s best! VESPERIA have been crowned the 2015 international champions of 11th annual Wacken Metal Battle during the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air (July 30 – Aug 1) in Wacken Germany, which has an attendance of over 80,000 people. VESPERIA beat out 30 other competing countries (full list here) to win over international judges and fans. Plus it also marks out of the last 3 years Canada has participated in the competition, they have taken 1st place with Crimson Shadows winning in 2013.
“We are extremely excited to accept the title of the 2015 international Wacken battle champions. There have been many ups and downs on this trip so far, but we have encountered so many amazing people, bands, press and organizers. Thank you SO MUCH for making this happen for us!” comments bassist/ vocalist Morgan Rider.”