Announced in between live sets by The Fever 333, Milk Teeth, Black Peaks and Coldbones, and prior to an afterparty hosted by Emo Night UK, the winners included Metallica, Architects, Gojira, Ed Mason, Milk Teeth, Knocked Loose, a Best Album gong for While She Sleeps and a huge victory in Best Festival for France’s Hellfest Open Air.
We’d like to pass on our huge thanks to our sponsors for their support to make HMA18 a reality: Allianz Musical Insurance, BIMM, Ticketmaster, Scuzz, Jackson Guitars, The Pit, PPL, Indie Mixtape, Roadrunner Records, as well as Jägermeister, Awesome Merch, Pirate Studios, Rocksteady Music School, Believe, Eleven Seven Music, Rise Records, and D’Addario.
The organisers also partnered with Centrepoint, Love Music Hate Racism, Safe Gigs For Women and War Child.
Presented by Jason Aalon Butler (The Fever 333) + Chris Bye (Pirate Studios)
BEST FESTIVAL – HELLFEST OPEN AIR
Presented by Laila K (Sonic Boom Six & Nordoff Robbins) + Ollie Route (Scuzz)
BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND – KNOCKED LOOSE
Presented by While She Sleeps
BEST ALBUM ARTWORK – SIKTH ‘THE FUTURE IN WHOSE EYES?’ BY MEATS MEIER
Presented by Awsten Knight (Waterparks) + Kylie Olsson on behalf of The Pit
THE H AWARD – SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION
BEST PRODUCER – WILL PUTNEY
Presented by Henrik Udd + Mark Andrews (WWE / Junior)
BEST LIVE BAND – GOJIRA
Presented by Helen Varley (Jackson Guitars) + V-Man (Slipknot)
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND – METALLICA
Presented by Indie Mixtape + Spencer Chamberlain & Aaron Gillespie (Underoath)
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER – ED MASON
Presented by Justine Jones (Employed To Serve) + Jamie Lenman
BEST UK BAND – ARCHITECTS
Presented by PPL + Benji Madden (Good Charlotte)
BEST ALBUM – WHILE SHE SLEEPS ‘YOU ARE WE’
Presented by Daniel P Carter (BBC Radio 1) + Allison Hagendorf (Global Head of Rock, Spotify)
For more information on The Heavey Music Awards, please visit this link. Overdrive recently spoke to HMA representative Andy Pritchard about the organisation and their future plans. Get that full feature on this link.