HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS 2020
Launched in 2017, the Heavy Music Awards democratically recognise the best of the year across the heavy music landscape – artists, events, photographers, designers, producers and more. With a panel of several hundred industry insiders nominating the finalists, the public has the final say on who wins.
HMA20 VOTING NOW CLOSED
Watch the Heavy Music Awards 2020 exclusively on the Amazon Music UK Twitch channel – show starts 8.30pm Thursday 3 September
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HOW THE HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS WORK
At the beginning of each year, several hundred members of the music industry are invited to nominate their favourites from the previous calendar year in each of our open categories. These nominations are then tallied up to create shortlists for each category. The public then votes on each category, which decides the winners.
WHEN IS THE NEXT HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS?
The fourth annual Heavy Music Awards will take place on Thursday 3 September 2020 exclusively on the Amazon Music UK Twitch channel, with the show starting at 8.30pm BST.
All categories at the HMAs are decided by public vote except one – The H.
2019 Winner: Architects ‘Holy Hell’
2018 Winner: While She Sleeps ‘You Are We’
2017 Winner: Architects ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’
Best Live Band
2019 Winner: Architects
2018 Winner: Gojira
2017 Winner: Enter Shikari
Best UK Band
2019 Winner: Bring Me The Horizon
2018 Winner: Architects
2017 Winner: Black Sabbath
2019 Winner: Paul Harries
2018 Winner: Ed Mason
2017 Winner: Ben Gibson
2019 Winner: Bloodstock Open Air
2018 Winner: Hellfest Open Air
2017 Winner: Download Festival
Best International Band
2019 Winner: Parkway Drive
2018 Winner: Metallica
2017 Winner: Gojira
Best UK Breakthrough Band
2019 Winner: Dream State
2018 Winner: Milk Teeth
2017 Winner: N/A
Best International Breakthrough Band
2019 Winner: Fever 333
2018 Winner: Knocked Loose
2017 Winner: I Prevail
Best Album Artwork
2019 Winner: Ghost ‘Prequelle’ by Zbigniew M. Bielak
2018 Winner: SikTh ‘The Future In Whose Eyes’ by Meats Meier
2017 Winner: Ghost ‘Popestar’ by Zbigniew M. Bielak
2019 Winner: Dan Weller
2018 Winner: Will Putney
2017 Winner: Henrik Udd & Fredrik Nordström
A special award for a person or organisation who has made a significant positive contribution to the heavy music scene.
2019 Winner: The Dixon Family
2018 Winner: The Sophie Lancaster Foundation
2017 Winner: Ashley Maile
A star-studded affair with a multitude of metal celebrities in attendance and the likes of Gojira, Architects, Milk Teeth and more taking home awards.
Another strong year, with worthy winners, a stellar cast of presenters and a fantastic set of live acts throughout the night.
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