MUSIC NEWS: Heavy Music Awards 2020 Winners Announced
Photo Credit: Tom Russell
Last night (3rd September 2020) the Heavy Music Awards returned for its fourth annual event. Originally due to take place at London O2 Kentish Town Forum, this year the HMA’s pivoted as an ambitious virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by Amazon Music UK via their official Twitch channel, the event featured a live interactive pre-show hosted by Kerrang! Radio presenters Sophie K and Jon Mahon, as well as live performances from the studios of AfterLive Music by The Hunna, Holding Absence, Heart Of A Coward, Wargasm, Coldbones and Hawxx.
The Heavy Music Awards is an entirely democratic, independent awards programme recognising the year’s best in rock and metal. For HMA20, over 600 invited industry insiders nominated their favourites to create the finalists’ shortlists, before more than 150,000 votes were cast from over 150 countries to decide the winners.
Check out the Heavy Music Awards 2020 winners list below.
BEST ALBUM Presented by Amazon Music
Slipknot ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ (Roadrunner Records / Produced by Greg Fidelman)
BEST VIDEO Presented by Moshhh
Don Broco ‘Action’ (Sharptone Records / Directed by Benjamin Roberds)
BEST FESTIVAL Presented by Ticketmaster
BEST PRODUCER Presented by AfterLive Music
BEST ALBUM ARTWORK
Baroness ‘Gold and Grey’ (Abraxan Hymns / Artwork by John Dyer Baizley)
BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND – Presented by Primordial Radio
Nova Twins (333 Wreckords)
BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND Presented by Subfrantic
Polaris (Sharptone Records)
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND Presented by eOne
Slipknot (Roadrunner Records)
BEST LIVE BAND Presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town
BEST UK BAND – Presented by Amazon Music
Bring Me The Horizon (RCA Records)
THE H – Awarded for exceptional positive contribution to the heavy music scene
Dom Fraser & Space