The Heavy Music Awards will take place at London’s historic KOKO on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Following 2017’s inaugural HMAs – which saw the likes of Architects, Enter Shikari and Black Sabbath crowned winners thanks to almost 100,000 votes from the public – HMA18 promises to deliver on an even bigger scale.

HMAs co-founder Dave Bradley said, “The response to HMA17 was overwhelmingly positive – we were able to shine a light on some of the incredible talent in this scene right now thanks to the collective expertise of industry and fans in a totally democratic manner.

“Now, we feel the HMAs is in a position to step up and offer more. Since the curtain dropped at HMA17 we’ve been working tirelessly to take the Heavy Music Awards to the next level.

“KOKO allows us to share the night with a larger portion of the heavy music family, and is just a part of our ongoing plan to take the finest talent in heavy music to a wider audience across 2018.”

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Tickets for the event will be available only to the voting public, with full details due to be announced in 2018. Public voting will open on Wednesday 25 April 2018.