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):
Bring Me The Horizon
While She Sleeps
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND (Presented by The Pit):
Twenty One Pilots
BEST LIVE BAND (Presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town):
Bring Me The Horizon
BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by Believe Distribution Services):
BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by Fireball):
BEST PRODUCER (Presented by Allianz):
Thomas Lisle Coe-Brooker
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.