The winners of the second annual Heavy Music Awards have been announced at London’s Koko.
Awards were announced in between live sets by The Fever 333, Milk Teeth, Black Peaks and Coldbones, prior to an afterparty hosted by Emo Night UK.
Some of heavy music’s biggest artists won awards, including Metallica, Architects, Gojira, Ed Mason, Milk Teeth and Knocked Loose, with a Best Album award going to While She Sleeps and Best Festival to France’s Hellfest Open Air.
HMA18 partnered with charities Centrepoint, Love Music Hate Racism, Safe Gigs For Women and War Child.
The full list of winners is below:
BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND – MILK TEETH
BEST FESTIVAL – HELLFEST OPEN AIR
BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND – KNOCKED LOOSE
BEST ALBUM ARTWORK – SIKTH ‘THE FUTURE IN WHOSE EYES?’ BY MEATS MEIER
THE H – SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION?BEST PRODUCER – WILL PUTNEY
BEST LIVE BAND – GOJIRA
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND – METALLICA
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER – ED MASON
BEST UK BAND – ARCHITECTS
BEST ALBUM – WHILE SHE SLEEPS - YOU ARE WE
By Sophie Nevrkla