MUSIC NEWS: The Heavy Music Awards Announce 2020 Nominations Shortlist

The Heavy Music Awards have announced their 2020 nominations shortlist, who will go forward for public vote ahead of the annual ceremony. This year’s event is set to take place on 21st May at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum.

The HMAs are renowned for their celebration of talent across the entire landscape of the rock community – recognising not just artists and events, but also producers, photographers and more.

Voting is now open HERE, with all voters entered into the draw to win free tickets to the event.

The nominations are as follows:

Best Album presented by Amazon Music

Babymetal – Metal Galaxy (produced by Kobametal)
Bring Me The Horizon – amo (produced by Oliver Sykes & Jordan Fish)
Dinosaur Pile-Up – Celebrity Mansions (produced by Larry Hibbitt)
Sleep Token – Sundowning (produced by George Lever)
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind (produced by Greg Fidelman)
Tool – Fear Inoculum (produced by Joe Barresi)
While She Sleeps – So What? (produced by Carl Bown)

Best UK Band

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

Best International Band presented by eOne

Fever 333
The Interrupters
Parkway Drive
Stray From The Path

Best Live Band presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town

Amon Amarth
Fever 333
Parkway Drive

Best UK Breakthrough Band presented by Primordial Radio

Cold Years
Higher Power
Hot Milk
Lotus Eater
Nova Twins

Best International Breakthrough Band

The Hu
Jesus Piece
Simple Creatures
Stand Atlantic

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 Tension 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 presented by Ticketmaster

Bloodstock Open Air
Download Festival
Hellfest Open Air
Slam Dunk Festival

Best Photographer

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

Best Producer

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

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