The fourth annual Heavy Music Awards will take place online, premiering exclusively on the Amazon Music UK Twitch channel from 8.30pm BST on Thursday 3 September. The virtual event is streaming live from the Heavy Music Awards’ London offices hosted by Kerrang! Radio presenters Sophie K and Jon Mahon.
Amazon Music UK celebrates its first year as headline sponsor of the HMAs by presenting both the Best Album and Best UK Band awards, while further categories are backed by the likes of Ticketmaster, O2 Forum Kentish Town, eOne, Primordial Radio, Moshhh, AfterLive and Subfrantic.
In addition, the event will feature full live performances by some of rock and metal’s most exciting artists, filmed at AfterLive Music / Subfrantic by long-time HMA partners Moshhh. The live line-up perfectly represents the broad spectrum of UK rock and metal in 2020. Following a recent headline run that saw them fill London’s Scala, Welsh four piece Holding Absence will bring their soaring choruses to the HMA20 stage, warming things up nicely for headliners The Hunna. Fresh from recording their latest EP ‘I Wanna Know’ in LA with legendary producer John Feldmann – which features a guest appearance by Blink-182’s Travis Barker – the band most recently electrified London with a sold out headline show at O2 Academy Brixton.
The bill also features London’s fast-rising alt-metal quartet Hawxx, instrumental prog metallers Coldbones, industrial-tinged punk outfit Wargasm and much-loved heavyweights Heart Of A Coward.
Prior to the main event, the official live pre-show hosted by Sophie K and Jon Mahon will air from 8.30pm BST, while the official after show will run from 10.30pm BST exclusively on the Primordial Radio Twitch channel, with presenters Moose and Pete welcoming live guests to chat about the winners and performances.
HMA’s co-founder Dave Bradley said: “The adversity facing live music right now made us even more determined to keep the HMAs alive. We believe it’s more important than ever to shout as loud as we can about the exceptional talent across heavy music – from the artists to the hard working teams behind the scenes – and we are proud to do our part to keep the wheels turning until normality returns.”
The Heavy Music Awards will be streaming exclusively on the Amazon Music UK Twitch channel from 8.30pm BST, Thursday 3 September 2020.
Listen to the Official Heavy Music Awards 2020 Playlist on Amazon Music via the following link: http://amzn.to/HMA2020
HMA 2020 FINALISTS
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
Employed to Serve
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
While She Sleeps
Best International Band presented by eOne
Stray From The Path
Best Live Band presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town
Best UK Breakthrough Band presented by Primordial Radio
Best International Breakthrough Band presented by Subfrantic
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
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
Hellfest Open Air
Slam Dunk Festival
Sarah Louise Bennett
Best Producer Presented by AfterLive
Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood