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The 2023 nominations for the Heavy Music Awards are out

Heavy music/hard rock/metal always gets pushed to the back when it comes to most music awards programs. The Heavy Music Awards (a British invention) are all about giving this music its due. Here are the nominees for 2023. If you’d like to vote, go here.

BEST ALBUM

Architects – The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit
Bad Omens – The Death of Peace of Mind
Ghost – Impera
Halestorm – Back From The Dead
Nova Twins – Supernova
Slipknot – The End, So Far
Vukovi – NULA

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM

Bloodywood – Rakshak
Cassyette – Sad Girl Mixtape
Charlotte Sands – Love And Other Lies
Heriot – Profound Morality
Static Dress – Rouge Carpet Disaster
Wargasm – EXPLICIT: The MiXXXtape
Witch Fever – Congregation

BEST UK ARTIST
Presented by MNRK Heavy

Bob Vylan
Creeper
Holding Absence
Malevolence
Nova Twins
Sleep Token
Vukovi

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Presented by Arising Empire

Bad Omens
Electric Callboy
Ghost
Halestorm
I Prevail
Polyphia
Spiritbox

BEST UK LIVE ARTIST
Presented by Allianz Musical Insurance

Biffy Clyro
Creeper
Enter Shikari
Neck Deep
Nova Twins
Skindred
Vukovi

BEST INTERNATIONAL LIVE ARTIST

Alexisonfire
Electric Callboy
Ghost
Halestorm
My Chemical Romance
Parkway Drive
Turnstile

BEST BREAKTHROUGH LIVE ARTIST

As Everything Unfolds
Cassyette
Heriot
Joey Valence & Brae
Lake Malice
Static Dress
Witch Fever

BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

As December Falls
Blackgold
Cody Frost
Delilah Bon
Kid Bookie
Lake Malice
ZAND

BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Charlotte Sands
Chat Pile
LS Dunes
Scene Queen
Scowl
Soul Blind
ZULU

BEST FESTIVAL
Presented by Ticketmaster

2000Trees
Aftershock
BMTH Malta Weekender
Download
Hellfest
Outbreak
Slam Dunk

BEST SINGLE

Architects – When We Were Young
Bring Me The Horizon – sTraNgeRs
Creeper – Ghost Brigade
Enter Shikari – The Void Stares Back ft. Wargasm
Ghost – Call Me Little Sunshine
Ithaca – They Fear Us
Neck Deep – STFU

BEST PRODUCTION

Architects – The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit
Bad Omens – The Death of Peace of Mind
Halestorm – Back From The Dead
Ithaca – They Fear Us
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory
Static Dress – Rouge Carpet Disaster
Vukovi – NULA

BEST VIDEO

Cassyette – Sad Girl Summer
Coheed And Cambria – The Liars Club
Electric Callboy – Hurrikan
Motionless In White – Werewolf
Nova Twins – Choose Your Fighter
Parkway Drive – Glitch
Polyphia – Playing God

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK

Coheed And Cambria – Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind
Malevolence – Malicious Intent
Parkway Drive – Darker Still
Polyphia – Remember That You Will Die
Vukovi – NULA
Witch Fever – Congregation
Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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