Cancer Bats to headline Heavy Music Awards 2019! Andy Smith July 14, 2019 Gigs, Music, News 279 As the third annual Heavy Music Awards draws closer, the line-up of bands to perform on the evening has been announced: Cancer Bats are set to headline the event, with support coming from Liverpool experimental metal group Loathe, the genre-destroying Nova Twins and punk duo Delaire The Liar opening the evening. Performances take place in between presentation of the Heavy Music Awards, that are celebrations and acknowledgements of the best music and bands in the world of heavy music from the past year. Check out the poster with all the necessary info – scroll down to see the full list of nominated finalists: The full list of finalists for each category, as nominated by nearly 600 industry insiders, are as follows: BEST ALBUM – Presented by EMP Architects – Holy Hell (Epitaph Records, Produced by Dan Searle & Josh Middleton) Black Peaks – All That Divides (Rise Records, Produced by Adrian Bushby) Ghost – Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings, Produced by Tom Dalgety) IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance (Partisan Records, Produced by Space) Judas Priest – Firepower (Epic, Produced by Tom Allom & Andy Sneap) Parkway Drive – Reverence (Epitaph Records, Produced by George Hadjichristou) Turnstile – Time & Space (Roadrunner Records, Produced by Will Yip) BEST UK BAND – Presented by Spotify Architects (Epitaph Records) Black Peaks (Rise Records) Bring Me The Horizon (RCA) Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality) Iron Maiden (Parlophone) Judas Priest (Epic) While She Sleeps (Sleeps Brothers / Spinefarm Records) BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND – Presented by The Pit Beartooth (Red Bull Records) Behemoth (Nuclear Blast) Ghost (Loma Vista Recordings) Halestorm (Atlantic Records) Parkway Drive (Epitaph Records) Turnstile (Roadrunner Records) Twenty One Pilots (Fueled By Ramen) BEST LIVE BAND – Presented by O2 Forum Kentish Town Architects (Epitaph Records) Bring Me The Horizon (RCA) Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality) Fever 333 (Roadrunner Records) Ghost (Loma Vista Recordings) Parkway Drive (Epitaph Records) Slayer (Nuclear Blast) BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND – Presented by Believe Conjurer (Holy Roar Records) Dream State (UNFD) Holding Absence (Sharptone Records) Parting Gift (Fearless Records) Puppy (Spinefarm Records) Sleep Token (Spinefarm Records) Yonaka (Asylum Records) BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND – Presented by Fireball Alien Weaponry (Napalm Records) Bad Wolves (Eleven Seven Music) Fever 333 (Roadrunner Records) MØL (Holy Roar Records) Pagan (Hassle Records) The Faim (BMG) Vein (Closed Casket Activities) BEST PRODUCER – Presented by Allianz Musical Insurance Tom Dalgety Romesh Dodangoda Lewis Johns Nick Raskulinecz Andy Sneap Dan Weller Will Yip BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Derek Bremner Thomas Lisle Coe-Brooker Corinne Cumming Paul Harries Jennifer McCord Tom Pullen Ester Segarra BEST FESTIVAL 2000 Trees, UK Arc Tan Gent, UK Bloodstock Open Air, UK Download Festival, UK Hellfest, France Slam Dunk Festival, UK Wacken Open Air, Germany BEST ALBUM ARTWORK Architects – Holy Hell (Epitaph Records, Artwork by Dan Hillier) Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest (Nuclear Blast, Artwork by Nicola Samori) Boston Manor – Welcome To The Neighbourhood (Pure Noise Records, Artwork by Josh Halling & Martin Ruffin) Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity (Spinefarm Records, Artwork by Daniel Holub) Don Broco – Technology (Sharptone Records, Artwork by Charlotte Smith) Ghost – Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings, Artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak) Judas Priest – Firepower (Epic, Artwork by Claudio Bergamin) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.