SAMMA 2019: top five in each category announced

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Johannesburg, South Africa: the SAMMA is well underway, recognizing the achievements of local metal acts in the country throughout the year of 2018. The celebration is fast approaching, with the culmination being a prize ceremony at Rumours Lounge on 23 November.

And the recent public poll was a great success with well over 700 participants. The aim of this phase is to reduce the nominations in each category to a list of just five. This goes back to the panelists for a final assessment whereby one will be awarded as the top achiever for the year; and we’ll all have to hold on tight until the results arrive on 23 November.

South African Metal Music Awards: top five of 2018

Five Best Metal Music Videos (A-Z)

  • Chaos Doctrine – My Demise (Part II): The Rage – 03-2018
  • Deadline – Bloodbeast – 04-2018
  • Facing The Gallows – Tides of Terror – 01-2018
  • Hiraeth – Undying – 19-11-2018
  • Zombies Ate My Girlfriend – ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’ – 11-2018

Five Best Metal Singles

  • Chaos Doctrine – My Demise (Part II): The Rage – 03-2018
  • Deadline – Bloodbeast – 26-04-2018
  • Dirty Moonshine – Shake The Roof – 09-2018
  • Facing The Gallows – Tides of Terror – 01-2018
  • My Columbine – 3:00am – 01-2018

Five Best Metal EPs

  • Demogoroth Satanum – Becoming – 04-2018
  • Human Nebula -Pillars of Creation – 11-2018
  • FenrisWulf – Wolves of Odin – 05-2018
  • In Misery – All Things Dead – 06-2018
  • Resurrection of Fetal Remains – Lords of Gore – 08-2018

Five Best Metal Albums

  • Abaddon – The Fractured Race – 10-2018
  • Chaos Doctrine – My Demise (Part II): The Rage – 03-2018
  • Facing The Gallows – Dead Mindset – 02-2018
  • My Columbine – Ritual Violence – 03-2018
  • Zombies Ate my Girlfriend – Shun the Reptile – 11-2018

Five Best Metal Newcomers

  • Hiraeth
  • Human Nebula
  • Fenriswulf
  • Koedoe
  • Treehouse Burning

Five Best Live Metal Bands

  • Chaos Doctrine
  • Deadline
  • Facing The Gallows
  • Vulvodynia
  • Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Five Best Metal Events

  • Brochella: Knave, Deadline & More
  • Halloween 2018 by RAMfest
  • Krank’d Up 2018
  • M4A SummerFest’18
  • M4A WinterFest’18

Five Best Extreme Metal Bands

  • Chaos Doctrine
  • Fenriswulf
  • My Columbine
  • Vulvodynia
  • Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Five Best Old-School Metal Bands

  • Deadline
  • Disarmageddon
  • L.A. Cobra
  • Son Of Hawk
  • Undertone

Five Best Progressive Metal Bands

  • Deity’s Muse
  • Hiraeth
  • Human Nebula
  • Ohgod
  • Posthumous

Five Best Alternative Metal Bands

  • Dirty Moonshine
  • Facing The Gallows
  • OneDaySky
  • Polar Dust
  • Terminatryx