Heavy Music Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

The finalists for the fourth annual Heavy Music Awards have been announced, comprising 11 categories of 7 nominees, entirely based on the nominations of almost 700 individuals working across the music industry. We were lucky enough to weigh in on this and it is amazing to see some Noizze-championed bands and indivudals on the bill including:

Sleep Token for "Best Album"

Employed To Serve and Venom Prison for "Best UK Band"

Cold Years, Ithaca, Nova Twins and Pengshui for "Best UK Breakthrough Band"

The Hu and Polaris for "Best International Breakthrough Band"

Wales' own Romesh Dodangoda for "Best Producer"

As in previous years, the field is wide open, with artists facing off from all sides of the heavy music spectrum. The categories include some returning winners, some huge artists being nominated for the first time, and as always, another glowing advertisement for the incredible emerging talent from all around the world.

Voting is open NOW and you can vote via this link - https://vote.heavymusicawards.com/

You can view the full list of the list of finalists below:

Best Album presented by Amazon Music

Babymetal - Metal Galaxy(Produced by Kobametal)

Bring Me The Horizon (Produced by Oliver Sykes & Jordan Fish)

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Celebrity Mansions (Produced by Larry Hibbitt)

Sleep Token - Sundowning (Produced by George Lever)

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (Produced by Greg Fidelman)

Tool - Fear Inoculum (Produced by Joe Barresi)

While She Sleeps - So What? (Produced by Carl Brown)

Best UK Band Architects Bring Me The Horizon Bury Tomorrow Employed to Serve Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Venom Prison While She Sleeps

Best International Band presented by eOne Fever 333 The Interrupters Parkway Drive Rammstein Slipknot Stray From The Path Tool

Best Live Band presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town Amon Amarth Behemoth Brutus Fever 333 Parkway Drive Rammstein Slipknot

Best UK Breakthrough Band presented by Primordial Radio Cold Years Higher Power Hot Milk Ithaca Lotus Eater Nova Twins Pengshui

Best International Breakthrough Band The Hu Jesus Piece Polaris Simple Creatures SKYND Stand Atlantic Thornhill

Best Album Artwork Baroness - Gold & Grey by John Dyer Baizley Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race by Bruce Pennington Bring Me The Horizon - amo by Darren Oorloff Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas by Wes Benscoter Korn - The Nothing by Tension Division Rammstein - Rammstein by Jes Larson Venom Prison - Samsara by Eliran Kantor

Best Video Bring Me The Horizon - In The Dark (Directed by Oliver Sykes) Creeper - Born Cold (Directed by Oscar Sansom) Don Broco - Action (Directed by Benjamin Roberds) Enter Shikari - Stop the Clocks (Directed by Polygon) Poppy ft. Fever 333 - Scary Mask (Directed by Titanic Sinclair) Rammstein - Deutschland (Directed by Specter Berlin) Slipknot - Unsainted (Directed by Shawn Crahan)

Best Festival presented by Ticketmaster 2000 Trees


Bloodstock Open Air

Download Festival

Hellfest Open Air


Slam Dunk Festival

Best Photographer Sarah Louise Bennett Corinne Cumming Paul Harries Jennifer McCord Jake Owens Sabrina Ramdoyal Ester Segarra

Best Producer Carl Bown Romesh Dodangoda Greg Fidelman Adam 'Nolly' Getgood Larry Hibbitt George Lever Catherine Marks

When you submit your vote you will be entered into a draw to win tickets to the Heavy Music Awards 2020 at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, on Thursday 21 May 2020.