THE HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS 2019
Launched in 2017, the Heavy Music Awards democratically recognise the best of the year across the heavy music landscape – artists, events, photographers, designers, producers and more. With a panel of several hundred industry insiders nominating the finalists, the public has the final say on who wins.
HOW THE HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS WORK
At the beginning of each year, several hundred members of the music industry are invited to nominate their favourites from the previous year in each of our ten open categories. These nominations are then tallied up to create shortlists for each category. The public then votes on each category, which decides the winners.
WHEN IS THE NEXT HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS?
The third annual Heavy Music Awards will take place on Thursday 22 August 2019 at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, London. Ticket information will be confirmed soon.
There are ten publicly-voted categories at the HMAs, and one closed category – The H.
2018 Winner: While She Sleeps ‘You Are We’
Best Live Band
2018 Winner: Gojira
Best UK Band
2018 Winner: Architects
2018 Winner: Ed Mason
2018 Winner: Hellfest Open Air
Best International Band
2018 Winner: Metallica
Best UK Breakthrough Band
2018 Winner: Milk Teeth
Best International Breakthrough Band
2018 Winner: Knocked Loose
Best Album Artwork
2018 Winner: SikTh ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?’ by Meats Meier
2018 Winner: Will Putney
A special award for a person or organisation who has had a significant positive influence on the heavy music scene. Awarded in 2018 to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation
A star-studded affair with a multitude of metal celebrities in attendance and the likes of Gojira, Architects, Milk Teeth and more taking home awards.
Another strong year, with worthy winners, a stellar cast of presenters and a fantastic set of live acts throughout the night.
HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS NEWS
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