WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/Draft, Eternal Rising, Droid, AMMO, and Phantom @ The Rivoli – March 20, 2015

The 2015 Wacken Metal Battle is underway! This national competition will see one Canadian independent metal band duke it out on the international stage at the prestigious Wacken Open Air metal festival in Wacken, Germany. I dropped by The Rivoli on Friday, March 20 to shoot the third of five qualifying-round battles scheduled for the city of Toronto. The five bands in this group were Draft, Eternal Rising, Droid, AMMO, and Phantom. It was an entertaining, hard-fought contest, but in the end, only two would be moving on to the next round. Ultimately, the judges went with Droid and Phantom. Here are some shots from the battle!


Eternal Rising




Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM