Drama at Wacken Metal Battle India – winners get disqualified and then reinstated

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Wacken Metal Battles are a form of competition that are staged throughout the world as a way for metal bands who win the competition a chance to perform at the world’s biggest metal festival Wacken. China’s version is a MASSIVE event that is run by the amazing Painkiller metal magazine.

Anyway, today Wacken Metal Battle India posted the following announcement regarding disqualifying the winners of the Indian version of Wacken Metal Battle: Anthracite. Here’s the official post by Wacken Metal Battle India:

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If I were the band Anthracite I would demand answers and of course, the singer of Anthracite has posted a message in regards to this embarrassing turn of events for Wacken Metal Battle Mumbai:

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That’s a lot of drama in one day…we’ll keep you posted to see how this unfolds.

Would love to know your thoughts! Post away…

Update: 8:37pm Hong Kong time…Metal Battle India has updated that after speaking to both winning bands they have decided to allow both Anthracite and Zero Gravity to move on to the next stage of the Indian competition. Nicely handled!

Good luck to both these bands as they compete to win the title of the band to represent India at Wacken.

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