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The Heavy Music Awards nominees announced - Vote Now

The finalists for the 2023 Heavy Music Awards have been announced. The ceremony will take place on 26th May at the OVO Arena Wembley in London. You can vote now.

Alex Baker and Alyx Holcombe of Kerrang! Radio will host the ceremony with Nels Hylton. Baker says: "I am absolutely stoked to be back for another year, hosting an event that I so passionately believe in. It's been a genuine pleasure to be a part of The HMAs as it’s grown and grown each year... and walking out on stage at Wembley this year is going to be something else."

Alyx Holcombe said “The HMAs have finally got the huge arena they deserve for the best night celebrating alternative music.”

Andy Pritchard of the HMAs tells: “Once again the HMA finalists showcase the spectacular breadth of talent across the rock and metal scene. To see so many different styles and sub-genres represented - in addition to the diversity across all the artists - proves once again that the heavy music landscape is as vibrant and non-apologetic as ever.”

The Heavy Music Awards 2023 nominations:

Best Album

Architects, The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit

Bad Omens, The Death of Peace of Mind

Ghost, Impera

Halestorm, Back From the Dead

Nova Twins, Supernova

Best Breakthrough Album

Bloodywood, Rakshak

Cassyette, Sad Girl Mixtape

Charlotte Sands, Love and Other Lies

Heriot, Profound Morality

Static Dress, Rouge Carpet Disaster

Wargasm, EXPLICIT: The MiXXXtape

Witch Fever, Congregation

Best U.K. Artist

Bob Vylan


Holding Absence


Nova Twins

Sleep Token


Best International Artist

Bad Omens

Electric Callboy



I Prevail



Best U.K. Live Artist

Biffy Clyro


Enter Shikari

Neck Deep

Nova Twins



Best International Live Artist


Electric Callboy



My Chemical Romance

Parkway Drive


Best Breakthrough Live Artist

As Everything Unfolds



Joey Valence & Brae

Lake Malice

Static Dress

Witch Fever

Best U.K. Breakthrough Artist

As December Falls


Cody Frost

Deliliah Bon

Kid Bookie

Lake Malice


Best International Breakthrough Artist

Charlotte Sands

Chat Pile

LS Dunes

Scene Queen


Soul Blind


Best Festival

2000 Trees

Aftershock Festival

Bring Me the Horizon

Malta Weekender

Download Festival


Outbreak Fest

Slam Dunk Festival

Best Single

Architects, "When We Were Young"

Bring Me the Horizon, "sTraNgeRs"

Creeper, "Ghost Brigade"

Enter Shikari, "The void Stares Back" ft. Wargasm

Ghost, "Call Me Little Sunshine"

Ithaca, "They Fear Us"

Neck Deep, "STFU"

Best Production

Architects, The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit

Bad Omens, The Death of Peace of Mind

Halestorm, Back From the Dead

Ithaca, They Fear Us

Rolo Tomassi, Where Myth Becomes Memory

Static Dress, Rouge Carpet Disaster

Vukovi, NULA

Best Video

Cassyette, "Sad Girl Summer"

Coheed and Cambria, "The Liars Club"

Electric Callboy, "Hurrikan"

Motionless in White, "Werewolf"

Nova Twins, "Choose Your Fighter"

Parkway Drive, "Glitch"

Polyphia, "Playing God"

Best Album Artwork

Coheed and Cambria, Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind

Malevolence, Malicious Intent

Parkway Drive, Darker Still

Polyphia, Remember That You Will Die


Witch Fever, Congregation

Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor

Voting closes at 5PM GMT on 14th April the winners will be unveiled at the Heavy Music Awards ceremony on 26th May at the OVO Arena Wembley in London.

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