Dealer Wins Brutal Battle Cuba 2016

Brutal Battle Cuba is proud to announce Montreal’s Dealer as the 2016 winner for this year’s competition to perform on the Brutal Fest tour across Cuba from August 18th – 28th.

The national final took place on April 23rd in Montreal between city round winners …From The Deep (Ottawa), Exes For Eyes (Oshawa), 3 Days Dead (Oshawa) plus Dealer (Montreal) and was judged by Bart Frydrychowicz (Quo Vadis), Aaron Homma (Annihilator, Killitorous) and Alex Dupras (Plasma Rifle, Unhuman, Teramobile).

BBC organizer Richard O’Neil comments: “What a first year we had! I cannot believe it is already over! Dealer, from Montreal, won this edition and will be representing Canada at the Brutal Summer Fest 2016 in Cuba! I can definitely say that all the bands were amazing, but Dealer came to this contest to win and there is no doubt about it.

“Huge presence on stage, trashy and aggressive ‘in your face crossover between trash and hardcore. The Cubans are going to have a blast seeing these guys live! We are wrapping up this first year and already, we are working on the next one! Stay tuned, some announcements will come pretty soon!”

A compilation of bands who took part in the Brutal Battle Cuba can also be heard below.

Brutal Battle Cuba Vol. 1 by Brutal Battle CUBA

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The Prestige Posts Cuban Tour Video

A few days after a first announcement concerning its brand new full-length album, still expected in April through through various labels, France’s The Prestige unveils a special video called “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground:” a short documentary of the group’s memorable road trip around Cuba. Check it out below, courtesy of

In 2014, the band received an exceptional invitation to tour the island, leading the Winter edition of the Brutal Fest with other European and Canadian bands. Director Berzerker (Closed on Sunday) followed and captured the adventure in this documentary.

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Valgrind Streaming New Songs

Italian death metal band Valgrind has a new full-length album, “Morning Will Come No More,” on Godeater Records. Stream three tracks from the album over on ReverbNation, or below in the widget. On November 3rd, Valgrind is heading over to the Gothenburg Death Fest in Goteborg, Sweden. Goreinhaled from Spain and Hatecharge from Sweden have also been confirmed, along with many other bands, for that event. Also on the 28th of July they will be appearing at Brutal Fest in Assago, Italy with nine other extreme bands. Valgrind has a long history as a band, having started out from the ashes of Necrospell in 1993 and releasing a couple of demos and albums in its history.

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