With the public voting now closed for the Heavy Music Awards 2017, and in the run up to the event on August 24 at House of Vans London, we are revealing the longlists of our categories, as nominated by our judging panel of over 300 industry experts.

For the Best Breakthrough Band category – presented by House of Vans London – we received almost 200 nominations – with the criteria stating that an artist must have released their first official single, EP or album in 2016.

With so many nominations, we have decided to break down the list into three segments. Below you’ll find the first part of the list, covering A through D.

The finalists, as announced in May, are:

Black Peaks (Easy Life)
Black Foxxes (Universal)
Casey (Hassle)
Dead! (Infectious)
I Prevail (Fearless)
Venom Prison (Prosthetic)
Zeal & Ardor (Radicalis / MVKA)

You can listen to tracks from each artist – and discover some new artists while you’re at it – via the embedded playlist at the bottom of this post.

 


HMA17 Best Breakthrough Band – The Longlist

Abandoned By Bears
Against The Current
Andy Black
Angel Du$t
Antimateria
Area 11
As Sirens Fall
Astranoid
Astroid Boys
Bad Omens
Bad Sign
Barishi
Better Than Never
Big Jesus 
Big Spring
Black Foxxes 
Black Peaks
Blood Youth
Boston Manor 
Breathe in the Silence
Bright Curse
Broken Teeth
Brutai
Brutus
Buffalo Summer 
Can’t Swim
Carcer City
Casey 
Chapter & Verse
Church Of The Cosmic Skull
Coast To Coast
Columbus
Conjurer
Conscript
Cortes
Counterfeit
Cover Your Tracks
Creeper 
Culture Abuse
Cursed Earth
Cyborg Octopus
Danny Worsnop
Darke Complex
Darkher
Dead! 
Deathflux
Despite Everything
Dream Wife
Drinsipa

 


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