Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and Bloodstock Open Air Festival were among the big winners at the third annual Heavy Music Awards last night (August 22).
The event – conceived in 2017 to celebrate rock and metal by the Heavy Group, a separate venture formed by co-organisers Dave Bradley and Andy Pritchard – took place at O2 Forum Kentish Town. The ceremony was hosted by Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and featured live performances by Cancer Bats, Loathe, Nova Twins and Delaire The Liar.
Following wins at both HMA17 and HMA18, Brighton metallers Architects continued their run with two awards for Best Album and Best Live Band. Elsewhere, the Best UK Band honour was claimed by Bring Me The Horizon in the year they celebrated a No.1 album and Bloodstock Open Air was crowned Best Festival. Music Week's own snapper, Paul Harries, picked up the Best Photographer award.
You can read the full list of winners at Heavy Music Awards 2019 below
Architects - Holy Hell
Epitaph Records, Produced by Josh Middleton and Dan Searle
Best UK Band
Bring Me The Horizon
Best International Band
Best Live Band
Best UK Breakthrough Band
Best International Breakthrough Band
Bloodstock Open Air
The H - Awarded for exceptional positive contribution to the heavy music scene
The Dixon Family
You can read our interview with Heavy Music Awards co-founders Andy Pritchard and Dave Bradley here.