Fresh from playing the Vans Warped Tour in the United States, the horror-punk six-piece – who’s debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms‘ hit the UK’s top 20 earlier this year – will lead the line-up onAugust 24 at the inaugural HMAs.
In addition, fast-rising Scottish four-piece Vukovi will open the main stage, while Best Breakthrough Band nominees Dead! will get the HMAs kicked off in style with a performance on the venue’s second stage.
Opening the main stage will be fast-rising Scottish rockers Vukovi, who head to Reading and Leeds Festival the following day.
Vocalist Janine Shilstone told the HMAs, “[It’s the] first ever awards show the band have been invited to – and to top to it off the HMA gods wants us to perform. Double whammy.”
Special guests Dead! – nominees in the Best Breakthrough Band category, presented by House of Vans London – will get the HMAs warmed up with a performance on the venue’s second stage.
Support for the main stage comes from the mighty Venom Prison who have just been confirmed as part of Decapitated’s European/UK tour in October.
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Access to the event is by invitation only, but there are a handful of tickets left to win – keep an eye out for a special competition very shortly over on HMA’s official website.
Speaking about the HMAs, a representative for the Welsh five-piece said: “Venom Prison look forward to representing the more extreme side of heavy music at the Heavy Music Awards on August 24.”
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