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Here’s are the Heavy Music Awards 2020 nominations

The winners will be revealed at the London ceremony on Thursday 3 September 2020.

Organisers of the 2020 Heavy Music Awards have confirmed that this year’s event has now been rescheduled and is now set to take place at the London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 3 September 2020.

Winners of the eleven awards will be crowned on the night, with Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Rammstein leading the nominations with four nods each.

The nominees for this year’s awards are pulled together from the many corners of the alternative music scene, selected by a broad panel of experts, insiders and tastemakers.

UK rock pioneers Bring Me The Horizon celebrate nominations for last year’s amo full-length, as well as in the Best UK Band category.

Stateside metal veterans Slipknot receieve nods in the Best International Band, Best Album, Best Live Band and Best Video categories; the latter for their anthemic Unsainted.


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The Best Festival category, sponsored by Ticketmaster, sees live behemoths such as Download Festival and Bloodstock go up against the likes of 2000 Trees, ArcTanGent, Slam Dunk Festival, and international festivals Hellfest and Roadburn.

Always championing new and emerging talent, the awards also look towards the likes of rising stars Higher Power, Lotus Eater, Ithica, Hot Milk, Cold Years, Pengshui and Nova Twins in the Best UK Breakthrough Band category.

Internationally, the nominations note the likes of The Hu, Simple Creatures, Jesus Piece, SKYND, Stand Altantic, Thornhill and Polaris.

As voting opens to the public, check out the full list of nominees below:


Heavy Music Awards 2020 Nominations

Best Album

Babymetal – Metal Galaxy
Bring Me The Horizon – amo
Dinosaur Pile-Up – Celebrity Mansions
Sleep Token – Sundowning
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind
Tool – Fear Inoculum
While She Sleeps – So What?

Best UK Band

Architects
Bring Me The Horizon
Bury Tomorrow
Employed To Serve
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Venom Prison
While She Sleeps

Best International Band

Fever 333
The Interrupters
Parkway Drive
Rammstein
Slipknot
Stray From The Path
Tool

Best Live Band

Amon Amarth
Behemoth
Brutus
Fever 333
Parkway Drive
Rammstein
Slipknot

Best UK Breakthrough Band

Cold years
Higher Power
Hot Milk
Ithaca
Lotus Eater
Nova Twins
Pengshui

Best International Breakthrough Band

The Hu
Jesus Piece
Polaris
Simple Creatures
SKYND
Stand Atlantic
Thornhill

Best Album Artwork

Baroness – Gold & Grey by John Dyer Baizley
Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race by Bruce Pennington
Bring Me The Horizon – amo by Darren Oorloff
Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas by Wes Benscoter
KoRn – The Nothing by Tenison Division
Rammstein – Rammstein by Jes Larson
Venom Prison – Samsara by Eliran Kantor

Best Video

Bring Me The Horizon – In The Dark (Directed by Oliver Sykes)
Creeper – Born Cold (Directed by Oscar Sansom)
Don Broco – Action (Directed by Benjamin Roberds)
Enter Shikari – Stop The Clocks (Directed by Polygon)
Poppy ft Fever 333 – Scary Mask (Directed by Titanic Sinclair)
Rammstein – Deutschland (Directed by Specter Berlin)
Slipknot – Unsainted (Directed by Shawn Crahan)

Best Festival

2000 Trees
ArcTanGent
Bloodstock Open Air
Download Festival
Hellfest
Roadburn
Slam Dunk Festival

Best Photographer

Sarah Louise Bennett
Corinne Cumming
Paul Harries
Jennifer McCord
Jake Owens
Sabrina Ramdoyal
Ester Segarra

Best Producer

Carl Brown
Romesh Dodangoda
Greg Fidelman
Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood
Larry Hibbitt
George Lever
Catherine Marks


Discover more:

Interview: Bring Me The Horizon’s Oliver Sykes on amo
Feature: Slam Dunk Festival 2019 – A huge celebration of the alternative
Photos: Here’s what Download Festival 2019 looked like


Public voting is now open via the Heavy Music Awards website. Winners will be revealed at the ceremony at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on 3 September 2020.

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