SAMMA 2021: Submissions are open

SAMMA 2020 South African Metal Music Awards

Johannesburg, South Africa: the South African Metal Music Awards 2021 – Recognizing the achievements of South African Metal in 2020 is here!

The 2020 year was undoubtedly a strange year for the South African metal music industry. The Covid-19 pandemic certainly put a stop to business as usual. Nonetheless, many industry players took the opportunity to explore new ventures that would keep the hunger for heavy metal satisfied.

Many bands, and even festivals, embraced the new culture of online socializing and fellowship. Others used this opportunity to hunker down in the studio to create new content. South African metal was still able to have a good run, despite the global pandemic and so the SAMMA team is proud to bring you the 8th edition of the South African Metal Music Awards.

SAMMA 2021: adjustments to categories and criteria

Submissions are now open for the 2020 year run. Several adjustments to the eligibility criteria have been made in order to accommodate for the disruptions of the 2020 year. There are also some new categories and amendments to existing categories, designed to create more inclusivity within the broader South African Metal Music industry. Please do read the Eligibility Criteria for each category carefully before submitting your band. In addition to the highly detailed and monstrous 26-page Operations Manual, we’ve included a compressed version for easier reference this year.

Submissions via forms:

Visit the link to the relevant form/s below and fill it in to submit your achievement for review. Please note that submissions that do not comply with the Eligibility Criteria for that category will not be reviewed, so please read through carefully before jumping into the forms.

Best Metal Music Video of 2020
https://forms.gle/YeRLFnyeDbZqKYAv5

Best Metal Single of 2020
https://forms.gle/H7qRNAxUNRWe9ohJ6

Best Metal EP of 2020
https://forms.gle/Lqg72ss6ABx7vAqV6

Best Metal Album of 2020
https://forms.gle/R6FU3rCMVhkAR7TU6

Best Metal Newcomer of 2020
https://forms.gle/qp2bsaN1xf8FtEz87

Best Live Metal Act of 2020
https://forms.gle/87QwRxknusUNzSAx8

Best Extreme Metal Band of 2020
https://forms.gle/jKqtjo7FizpwCLd57

Best Old School Metal Band of 2020
https://forms.gle/JesLDPHcCFNjKYua9

Best Progressive Metal Band of 2020
https://forms.gle/EqRJSYuj3UxC1hUa6

Best Alternative Metal Band of 2020
https://forms.gle/mXEWY58sGMMrnmSd9

Best Concert featuring Metal of 2020
https://forms.gle/uaDFScoeQZFFDGnn8

Best Festival featuring Metal of 2020
https://forms.gle/YbrBatK26MR1vgEJA

Best Metal Design of 2020
https://forms.gle/X7NQiHfmAT8QdJW39

Best Press Photograph of a Metal band in 2020
https://forms.gle/kcrMeUVpha5RKJij7

Best Live Photograph of a Metal band in 2020
https://forms.gle/Jhbgs8aCgBZzxFUZ7

Check out previous title-holders of the South African Metal Music Awards here.