On April 23, 2016 the final of the Metal Battle 2016 took place at Estrado, Harderwijk. The Metal Battle is the largest band contest for Dutch heavy bands in The Netherlands and the winner of the jury award is the young progressive groove metal band Extremities! Congrats! Because they won, they will play at Baroeg Open Air, Stonehenge, Tattoofest, Angelfest, Skullfest and Sneker Metal Meeting! The winner of the audience award is the thrash/death metal band Infantry. They will appear at Elsrock, Occultfest and Geldersch Metal Treffen. Unfortunately the hardcore band 13 Steps went home with empty hands and special guest Rise a Thousand (winner 20155) gave the audience an extra awesome evening!