SAMMA 2019 Submissions

The 2019 South African Metal Music Awards is coming!

If you feel that your artistic outlet has got what it takes to vie with others of high caliber, and you’d like for it to be assessed by a panel, then feel free to submit under the appropriate categories using the links below.

Before submitting…

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  • Are you taking the appropriate action by submitting?
  • Do you understand the categories?
  • Is your band situated in South Africa or consist of at least 50% South African resident members?

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Other key points to consider are:

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  • The SAMMA 2019 is a reflection on the previous year only, dates ranging from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. The only category exempt from this date range is “Best Newcomer” where the date range spans two previous years (therefore 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2018) of activity. No achievements outside of this date range will be considered for recognition.
  • Each category is governed by strict criteria. Please only submit for a category if your creative output meets with the criteria. Full details can be found in the 2019 Operations Manual (pages 11-20). Please do not submit for any category which is not relevant to your output for that year.

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Access the submission forms for each category by clicking on the category title below:

1. Best Metal Music Video

2. Best Metal Single

3. Best Metal Album
NB: An “album” is defined in the SAMMA Operations Manual as being a release which comprises of a collection of songs formally released as such, numbering no fewer than seven songs, or, offering a ‘needle time’ of no less than thirty (30) minutes of music.

4. Best Metal EP
NB: An “EP” is defined in the SAMMA Operations Manual as being a release which comprises of a collection of songs formally released as such, numbering no fewer than two songs.

5. Best Metal Event

6. Live Band

7. Best New Comer

Do not submit for more than one of the below:

8. Best Alternative Metal Band

9. Best Oldschool Metal Band

10. Best Progressive Metal Band

11. Best Extreme Metal Band