NEWS: Finalists confirmed for Heavy Music Awards 2019!

After collating thousands of votes from names across the industry, including bands, promoters, managers, label owners, publicists, and many more, the finalists for the 2019 edition of the Heavy Music Awards have been confirmed.

Even a few folks here at DEAD PRESS! have been a part of the judging panel, casting our nomination votes in for this year’s event.

Across all of the categories many bands both in the UK and outside of it have made the final cut, including multiple finalist spots for Architects, Fever 333, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, Behemoth, and more.

You can find all of the finalists in their respective award categories listed below.

BEST ALBUM (Presented by EMP):
Architects – ‘Holy Hell’ (Epitaph Records)
Black Peaks – ‘All That Divides’ (Rise Records)
Ghost – ‘Prequelle’ (Loma Vista Recordings)
Idles – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (Partisan Records)
Judas Priest – ‘Firepower’ (Epic Records)
Parkway Drive – ‘Reverence’ (Epitaph Records)
Turnstile – ‘Time & Space’ (Roadrunner Records)

BEST UK BAND (Presented by Spotify):
Architects
Black Peaks
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
While She Sleeps

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND (Presented by The Pit):
Beartooth
Behemoth
Ghost
Halestorm
Parkway Drive
Turnstile
Twenty One Pilots

BEST LIVE BAND (Presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town):
Architects
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Fever 333
Ghost
Parkway Drive
Slayer

BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by Believe Distribution Services):
Conjurer
Dream State
Holding Absence
Parting Gift
Puppy
Sleep Token
Yonaka

BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by Fireball):
Alien Weaponry
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
MØL
Pagan
The Faim
Vein

BEST PRODUCER (Presented by Allianz):
Tom Dalgety
Romesh Dodangoda
Lewis Johns
Nick Raskulinecz
Andy Sneap
Dan Weller
Will Yip

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER:
Derek Bremner
Thomas Lisle Coe-Brooker
Corinne Cumming
Paul Harries
Jennifer McCord
Tom Pullen
Ester Segarra

BEST FESTIVAL:
2000 Trees Festival (UK)
ArcTanGent Festival (UK)
Bloodstock Open Air Festival (UK)
Download Festival (UK)
Hellfest Open Air Festival (France)
Slam Dunk Festival (UK)
Wacken Open Air Festival (Germany)

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK:
Architects – ‘Holy Hell’ by Dan Hillier
Behemoth – ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ by Nicola Samorì
Boston Manor – ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood’ by Joshua Halling Photography
Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Gravity’ by Daniel Holub
Don Broco – ‘Technology’ by Charlotte Smith
Ghost – ‘Prequelle’ by Zbigniew M. Bielak
Judas Priest – ‘Firepower’ by Claudio Bergamin Art

You can vote now for which finalists you wish to win this year over at vote.heavymusicawards.com, and enter the draw to win tickets to this year’s awards ceremony. Voting ends on June 27th 2019.

This year’s Heavy Music Awards will be held on August 22nd at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London.