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Australian Metal Awards 2009

Discussion in 'Australia/New Zealand Metal Scene' started by Goreripper, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Some of you may have heard of this through emails, MySpace, Facebook, etc. Here's some info I've cobbled together from the stuff on their site. I'll be cross-posting this to every Aussie band forum on UM.

    The Association for Australian Heavy Metal (AAHM) and the Australian Metal Awards (AMA) were formed to give Heavy Metal in Australia the support and backing it has lacked since it began to flourish during the 1980s.

    AAHM and AMA is governed and operated by dedicated individuals who are passionate about this genre of music and have been heavily involved in the organising and running of events for both Australian and International Heavy Metal acts for a number of years.

    AAHM and AMA’s objectives are to:
    - provide support and backing to all Australian Heavy Metal bands / artists
    - actively promote Australian Heavy Metal nationally
    - reward and recognise the bands that have made a significant contribution to the Heavy Metal genre of Australian music.

    Submission forms are currently being finalised for bands and artists to nominate and be nominated for the Australian Metal Awards 2009. A basic press kit (bio) and cd (demo/EP or full length album) will be required for all band entries.
    Bands must show they have been active* between the period of 1 March 08 and 1 March 09. (* playing gigs, releasing, recording or composing)

    If you would like to nominate a band, forward us their details (myspace / email etc) and we will contact them on your behalf.

    Overall best band 2009
    Best album
    Best live band
    Song of the year
    Best film clip
    Best producer / recording engineer
    Best unsigned demo / ep
    Best guitarist
    Best drummer
    Best vocalist
    Best bass player
    Best keyboard player
    Best album cover
    Best new band
    Best export
    Most popular merch
    Best regional band
    Best youth band
    Best metal magazine / press / fanzine
    Best band name

    These awards are designed specifically so that bands (signed and unsigned) can participate. These awards will be divided between popular vote and the judging panel.

    Submissions are open from 1st of December 08 through to the 1st of March 09.


    The judging panel is comprised of:


    Glenn Dyson - Prime Cuts / Soundworks Touring
    Rok - Sadistik Exekution
    John Howarth - Riot! Entertainment
    Jeanna Sims - Stomp
    Amy Simmons - Blunt Magazine
    Cameron Edney - Inside Out Webzine
    Ben Steer - Ex Sony / EMI / Head of Music Business JMC Academy

    Further information and contact details can be found at www.australianmetal.com.au




    Submissions will be open 1 DECEMBER 2008!
     
  2. The AAHM Team

    The AAHM Team New Metal Member

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    The 2009 Australian Metal Awards are this Saturday the 7th of November. Tickets are $45 + bf and are available through Moshtix outlets or online

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