NEWS: Heavy Music Awards 2018 finalists announced!

The finalists for the 2018 Heavy Music Awards have been revealed during the launch event held at Gorilla in Manchester, which also saw live performances during the night from Milestones, Loathe, and Cold Years.

Finalists were nominated by a panel of music industry figures, including some members of the DEAD PRESS! team, and the vote is now open for the public to decide on the winners.

The awards and nominees are as follows:

BEST ALBUM:
Code Orange – ‘Forever’
Converge – ‘The Dusk In Us’
Creeper – ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’
Enter Shikari – ‘The Spark’
Mastodon – ‘Emperor Of Sand’
The Menzingers – ‘After The Party’
While She Sleeps – ‘You Are We’

BEST UK BAND:
Arcane Roots
Architects
Creeper
Enter Shikari
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Marmozets
While She Sleeps

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND:
Code Orange
Converge
Mastodon
The Menzingers
Metallica
Parkway Drive
Trivium

BEST LIVE BAND:
Architects
Enter Shikari
Every Time I Die
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghost
Gojira
While She Sleeps

BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND:
Bad Sign
Conjurer
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Milk Teeth
Venom Prison

BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND:
Brutus
Can’t Swim
Knocked Loose
Palaye Royale
Slotface
Stand Atlantic
Waterparks

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK:
Bell Witch – ‘Mirror Reaper’
Converge – ‘The Dusk In Us’
Creeper – ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin’
Mastodon – ‘Emperor Of Sand’
Northlane – ‘Mesmer’
SikTh – ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?’

BEST FESTIVAL:
2000 Trees Festival
ArcTanGent Festival
Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Download Festival
Hellfest Open Air Festival
Slam Dunk Festival
UK Tech-Fest

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER:
Corinne Cumming
Ben Gibson
Joshua Halling
Paul Harries
Tina Korhonen
Jennifer McCord
Ed Mason

BEST PRODUCER:
Kurt Ballou
Romesh Dodangoda
Neil D Kennedy
Dan Lancaster
Brendan O’Brien
Will Putney
Will Yip

This year’s Heavy Music Awards will take place at London’s KOKO on August 23rd 2018.

You can vote for your favourites and enter for a chance to win tickets to the event on the official website (here).