Heavy Award 2018 Announce Manchester Launch Show

After the success of the first ever annual Heavy Music Awards in August, the organizers will be hosting a launch event in Manchester where the finalists for each award category will be announced.

It’ll be held on April 25th 2018 at Manchester’s Gorilla which will see the shortlist revealed alongside the online announcements.

The will also host performances from acts from the Heavy Music Scene with the lineup unveiled soon.

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On the awards, Co-founder Andy Pritchard has said;

“We already know that the HMA audience is truly global – we’ve welcomed visitors from over 160 countries to the website since we launched in March – many of them to vote for the HMA17 winners – and our judging panel is based all over the world.

With that in mind, we’ve been building a programme for 2018 that looks to bring this celebration of heavy music out of the capital and onto the doorstep of fans who share this passion for heavy music.

The team at Gorilla absolutely share our goal of spreading a positive message as far as possible, and shining a light on some incredibly talented individuals and artists.”

Following the launch event, the Awards Ceremony will be held on August 23rd 2018 at KOKO, London.

Heavy Music Awards Winners Announced!

The first annual and public voted Heavy Music Awards were held at the House of Vans in Waterloo, London last night.

It featured a headline set from Creeper as well as sets from bands such as Vukovi, Dead! and Venom Prison. After all that, the awards got underway. Here are the categories and who won.

BEST ALBUM (presented by EMP):
Architects – ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’

THE H:
Ashley Maile

BEST UK BAND (presented by UPRAWR):
Black Sabbath

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND (presented by PPL):
Gojira

BEST LIVE BAND (presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment):
Enter Shikari

BEST BREAKTHROUGH BAND (presented by House Of Vans London):
I Prevail

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK (presented by The Pit):
Ghost – ‘Popestar’ (Zbigniew M Bielak)

BEST PRODUCER (presented by Believe):
Fredrik Nordström & Henrik Udd

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (presented by Olympus):
Ben Gibson

BEST FESTIVAL (presented by Jackson Guitars):
Download Festival

BEST VENUE (presented by Scuzz):
O2 Academy, Brixton