Best Album

Albums must have been released in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Code Orange

Code Orange

Forever

Roadrunner Records • Producers: Kurt Ballou + Will Yip

Selected:
Converge

Converge

The Dusk In Us

Epitaph Records / Deathwish Inc • Producer: Kurt Ballou

Selected:
Creeper

Creeper

Eternity, In Your Arms

Roadrunner Records • Producer: Neil D. Kennedy

Selected:
Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

The Spark

Ambush Reality • Producers: David Kosten + Rou Reynolds

Selected:
Mastodon

Mastodon

Emperor Of Sand

Reprise Records • Producer: Brendan O’Brien

Selected:
The Menzingers

The Menzingers

After The Party

Epitaph Records • Producer: Will Yip

Selected:
While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps

You Are We

Independent • Producer: While She Sleeps & Carl Bown

Best UK Band

Bands must be based in the UK, and released a single, EP or album in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017, and/or played live in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Arcane Roots

Arcane Roots

Easy Life

Selected:
Architects

Architects

Epitaph Records

Selected:
Creeper

Creeper

Roadrunner Records

Selected:
Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

Ambush Reality

Selected:
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

International Death Cult

Selected:
Marmozets

Marmozets

Roadrunner Records

Selected:
While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps

Independent

Best International Band

Bands must be based outside the UK, and released a single, EP or album in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017, and/or played live in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Code Orange

Code Orange

Roadrunner Records

Selected:
Converge

Converge

Epitaph Records / Deathwish Inc

Selected:
Mastodon

Mastodon

Reprise Records

Selected:
The Menzingers

The Menzingers

Epitaph Records

Selected:
Metallica

Metallica

Blackened Recordings

Selected:
Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive

Epitaph Records

Selected:
Trivium

Trivium

Roadrunner Records

Best Live Band

Bands can be from anywhere, but must have played live in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017

Category Presented by

Selected:
Architects

Architects

Epitaph Records

Selected:
Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

Ambush Reality

Selected:
Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die

Epitaph Records

Selected:
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

International Death Cult

Selected:
Ghost

Ghost

Loma Vista Recordings

Selected:
Gojira

Gojira

Roadrunner Records

Selected:
While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps

Independent

Best UK Breakthrough Band

Bands must be based in the UK. They may have released any amount of singles or EPs, but no more than one album up to 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Bad Sign

Bad Sign

Basick Records

Selected:
Conjurer

Conjurer

Holy Roar Records

Selected:
Employed To Serve

Employed To Serve

Holy Roar Records

Selected:
Holding Absence

Holding Absence

Sharptone Records

Selected:
Loathe

Loathe

Sharptone Records

Selected:
Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

Roadrunner Records

Selected:
Venom Prison

Venom Prison

Prosthetic Records

Best International Breakthrough Band

Bands must be based outside the UK. They may have released any amount of singles or EPs, but no more than one album up to 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Brutus

Brutus

Hassle Records

Selected:
Can’t Swim

Can’t Swim

Pure Noise Records

Selected:
Knocked Loose

Knocked Loose

Pure Noise Records

Selected:
Palaye Royale

Palaye Royale

Sumerian Records

Selected:
Sløtface

Sløtface

Propeller Recordings

Selected:
Stand Atlantic

Stand Atlantic

Rude Records

Selected:
Waterparks

Waterparks

Easy Life Records

Best Album Artwork

Albums must have been released in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017. We are considering only the cover itself for this category

Category Presented by

Selected:
Bell Witch

Bell Witch

Mirror Reaper

Profound Lore Records • Artwork: Mariusz Lewandowski

Selected:
Converge

Converge

The Dusk In Us

Epitaph Records / Deathwish Inc • Artwork: Jacob Bannon

Selected:
Creeper

Creeper

Eternity, In Your Arms

Roadrunner Records • Artwork: Nicky Barkla

Selected:
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Modern Ruin

International Death Cult • Artwork: Dean Richardson / Studio Yuck

Selected:
Mastodon

Mastodon

Emperor of Sand

Reprise Records • Artwork: Alan Brown / Medusawolf

Selected:
Northlane

Northlane

Mesmer

UNFD • Artwork: Jacques Duquette / Fvckrender

Selected:
Sikth

Sikth

The Future In Whose Eyes?

Millennium Night • Artwork: Meats Meier

Best Festival

May have taken place anywhere in the world between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017, hosting primarily artists playing heavy music

Selected:
2000 Trees Festival

2000 Trees Festival

United Kingdom

Selected:
Arc Tan Gent

Arc Tan Gent

United Kingdom

Selected:
Bloodstock Open Air

Bloodstock Open Air

United Kingdom

Selected:
Download Festival

Download Festival

United Kingdom

Selected:
Hellfest Open Air

Hellfest Open Air

France

Selected:
Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival

United Kingdom

Selected:
UK Tech Fest

UK Tech Fest

United Kingdom

Best Photographer

Photographers can be based anywhere but must have had images published in print or online by a publication or website in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson

Selected:
Corinne Cumming

Corinne Cumming

Selected:
Joshua Halling

Joshua Halling

Selected:
Paul Harries

Paul Harries

Selected:
Tina Korhonen

Tina Korhonen

Selected:
Jennifer McCord

Jennifer McCord

Selected:
Ed Mason

Ed Mason

Best Producer

Producers can be based anywhere but must have had a production credit on an album released in the UK between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2017

Selected:
Kurt Ballou

Kurt Ballou

Selected:
Romesh Dodangoda

Romesh Dodangoda

Selected:
Neil D Kennedy

Neil D Kennedy

Selected:
Dan Lancaster

Dan Lancaster

Selected:
Brendan O’Brien

Brendan O’Brien

Selected:
Will Putney

Will Putney

Selected:
Will Yip

Will Yip

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