Bring Me The Horizon have been amongst a list of winners for the third annual Heavy Music Awards, at 02 Forum Kentish Town, which took place yesterday. The event begun in 2017, set up by the Heavy Group, (an unrelated venture), by it’s co-organisers Dave Bradley and Andy Pritchard. This year’s 2019 gig was hosted by Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, including live performances by Nova Twins, Loathe, Delaire the Liar and Cancer Bats. Nominees for the event included Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, Idles and Architects.
Architects came away again with the award for Best Album, Holy Hell, released through Epitaph Records in November 2018, a third successive victory at the awards show for the Brighton band. The ‘Doomsday’ rockers also won Best Live Band. Bring Me The Horizon were crowned Best UK Band, with Best International Band going to Parkway Drive, and Bloodstock Open Air taking Best Festival. The full list can be found 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
The ceremony has been supported by groups including EMP, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Allianz, BIMM and The Pit. Music charity Nordoff Robbins served as HMA’s key partner. Andy Pritchard acclaimed the HMA in an interview, saying, “Curated by a collective of music industry professionals – all of them without exception fans of music first and foremost – the Heavy Music Awards will provide an entirely independent vehicle to democratically crown the best of the year in heavy music.”
Recently, Bring Me The Horizon released their new single, ‘sugar honey ice & tea’, from their sixth album, ‘amo’. The album received a five star review on NME, “15 years into their career and light years from their deathcore beginnings, Bring Me The Horizon have embarked on an odyssey of diversity in sound, proof that they can do what they want and get away with it”