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Dir En Grey Capture Gold Medal in Extreme Metal Olympics

Dir En Grey
The End

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make our very first Extreme Metal Olympics so successful. After nearly three weeks and hundreds of thousands of votes being cast throughout, Japanese experimental metal band Dir En Grey defeated the legendary Death to capture the gold medal.

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Death Win Silver Medal in Extreme Metal Olympics

Death
Nuclear Blast / Relapse

The memory of Chuck Schuldiner and the music of Death live on through those who have embraced the music of the death metal pioneers. Despite being the only inactive band featured in the Extreme Metal Olympics, the legendary group walked away with a silver medal.

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Cannibal Corpse Take Bronze Medal in Extreme Metal Olympics

Cannibal Corpse
Metal Blade

Cannibal Corpse are brutality incarnate, and with the help of their legions of fans, the brutal death metal giants brought one of two medals home to the USA by defeating Children of Bodom in the Bronze Medal Match.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Bronze Medal Match

Extreme Metal Olympics

As the Extreme Medal Olympics come to an end, only two bands have gone undefeated in four straight battles, bringing them to the Gold Medal Round. However, another two acts have proven to be fierce competitors, and although they are no longer in contention for a gold medal, one act will walk away with a bronze one.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Gold Medal Match

Extreme Metal Olympics

After over two weeks of voting and four grueling rounds in the books, we've reached the final part of Loudwire's Extreme Metal Olympics. It's been an awesome run, with a total of 32 bands from around the world representing their countries in the competition. With only Death and Dir En Grey left undefeated, the two acts will now duke it out for a gold medal.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Groups 3 & 4, Semi Finals

Extreme Metal Olympics

Welcome to the Semi Finals of the Extreme Metal Olympics. Beginning with 32 bands competing for glory, we're now down to four bands after a grueling cycle of eliminations. Your votes will now determine which bands will advance to the Gold Medal Round.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Groups 1 & 2, Semi Finals

Extreme Metal Olympics

The Extreme Metal Olympics is soon coming to an end, with a total of 32 bands from around the world diminishing into only four in our Semi Finals. The winning bands from Group 1 and Group 2 will now go head-to-head in order to determine which band will advance to the Gold Medal Round.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Group 4, Quarter Finals

Extreme Metal Olympics

Group 4 of the Extreme Metal Olympics has featured heavier-than-hell bands from countries such as Belgium, Austria, Japan and Canada. The eight bands within Group 4 have been diminished into two Quarter-Finalists, one of who will win their bracket and move on to the Semi Finals.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Group 3, Quarter Finals

Extreme Metal Olympics

Group 3 of the Extreme Metal Olympics features an incredibly diverse group of bands from countries such as Sweden, Australia, Poland, France + more. In the Quarter Finals of the Extreme Metal Olympics, we've got the sole Finnish entry facing one of the Sweden's most extreme bands.

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Extreme Metal Olympics: Group 2, Quarter Finals

Extreme Metal Olympics

In Group 2 of the Extreme Metal Olympics, we've got a Quarter Finals match pitting Brazil against the good ol' USA. Two metal pioneers are left to represent their respective countries and become the champions of Group 2.

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