And just like that, we have reached the end of our Boston region bracket. If you need to get caught up, here are the recaps from rounds one, two, and three. The final round took place last week at ONCE down in Boston and the bands emerging from Boston, and earning a spot at the Wacken Metal Battle USA Finals, are… Goblet and Upheaval!
If you need a refresher on both these bands, we can start with Goblet. The Pittsfield, MA group categorize themselves as “Western Mass Bastard Thrash”. They tie their style to everything from Sabbath to Slayer and are sure to bring a party. More information on them can be found on their Facebook page.
Upheaval, on the other hand, take on a sludgey black metal style that is certain to bring a healthy dose of the dark and abrasive to the USA final. Based in Boston, Upheaval released an album this past November, which you can stream below. More information on the band can be found on their Facebook page as well.
These two Boston champions will bring a solid range of sounds with them when they head to Philadelphia for the Wacken Metal Battle USA Finals. There they will compete with Philadelphia winners Corpse Hoarder and Power Theory. And then from there… the winner is off to Wacken! The final round takes place on May 20th at the Whiskey Tango in Philly, so if you are in the area be sure to check and out… and pull for our Boston heroes! (Not biased.) (Yes I am.) We will check back in after the final round with the overall winner. Best of luck to all the bands still competing!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”