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 final part of the list, covering O through Z.

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

Obsidian Kingdom
Onirism
Petrol Girls
Plini
Power Trip
Prophets Of Rage
Pup
Puppy
Raveneye
Roam
Shadow Of Intent
Shvpes
Sinistro
Stone Broken
Strange Bones
Suicide By Tigers
SUMAC
Sumerlands
Swedish Death Candy
Sylar
Tax The Heat
Tempt
The Bad Flowers
The Black Queen
The Danger Of Falling
The Dirty Nil
The Gospel Youth
The King Is Blind
The Lowest Form
This Be The Verse
Tigress
Toseland
Toska
Trash Boat
Trecelence
Twin Wild
Venom Prison
Veridian
Violent Soho
Vodun
Vola
Vukovi
Waco
Wallflower
Watchcries
Waterparks
When Our Time Comes
With Confidence
Wretch
WSTR
Zeal & Ardor
Zoax

 


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