SAMMA 2020: top 5 results for each category

SAMMA 2020 South African Metal Music Awards

Johannesburg, South Africa: As the year comes racing to an end, so does the SAMMA 2020: recognizing the achievements of 2019. The panelists made their nominations, and the public vote has narrowed each category down to the five most popular picks. There were 745 total participants in the voting.

Please remember that this list applies to the date range of 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 only. The SAMMA 2021 will deal with achievements attached to more recent memory.

The top 5 selections for each category are listed below and goes back to the panelists for a final evaluation. The SAMMA Ceremony, where top achievers will be announced for the first time, is being sponsored by Fokof Bar, Pretoria, on Sunday 13 December.

If you’d like to know more about how this final phase of the SAMMA works, please refer to the 2020 Operations Manual. Top 5 nominees are listed in alphabetical order (A-Z), since no further evaluation has taken place yet at the time of publishing:

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

All We’ve Known – ‘Burn’
Deadline – ‘Break The Silence’
Hiraeth – ‘Lucid’
Soms Wen Die Wolf – ‘Wolf, Wolf hoe laat is dit?’
Vulvodynia – ‘Nyaope’

BEST ALBUM

All We’ve KnownDissidence
Ruff MajikTårn
The BurningHeaded To Hell
WoltemadeSiele Vir Die See
VulvodyniaMob Justice

BEST EP

All This For NothingReverence
BulletscriptEnemy
Robyn FergusonAlizarin
Sunken StateEnter The Grey
VulvodyniaAnthropophagus

BEST SINGLE

All This For Nothing – ‘Existence’
Deadline – ‘High Tops & Bullet Belts’
Hiraeth – ‘Lucid’
Truth And Its Burden – ‘Surfacing’
Vulvodynia – ‘Nyoape’

BEST NEWCOMER

Human Nebula
Last of the Daggers
Soms Wen Die Wolf
Sunken State
Woltemade

BEST FESTIVAL

Halloween 2019
Pirate Fest 2019
Ramfest 2019
SummerFest’19
WinterFest’19

BEST CLUB EVENT

Brochella presents Attila
Jinjer Live At Platteland
SPAWN FEST
Wacken Metal Battle South Africa THE FINAL
Weird Boner 3

BEST LIVE ACT

Deadline
Facing the Gallows
Hiraeth
Ruff Majik
The Color Blew

BEST ALTERNATIVE BAND

All This for Nothing
Bulletscript
Deity’s Muse
Far From Who We Are
The Color Blew

BEST OLD SCHOOL METAL BAND

Deadline
Ruff Majik
Soms Wen Die Wolf
Sunken State
The Burning

BEST EXTREME METAL BAND

Bleeding Spawn
Facing the Gallows
Imperious Vision
Rhakshah
Vulvodynia

BEST PROGRESSIVE BAND

Hiraeth
Human Nebula
Ohgod
Riddlebreak
Robyn Ferguson

BEST PRESS PHOTOGRAPH

Black Pistol, by Dievetman
DevilSpeak, by Killkenny
Facing the Gallows, by Wayde Flowerday
Hiraeth, by Christelle Duvenage
Thread Of Omen, by Killkenny

BEST DESIGN

Deadline / Donovan Sloan – Hi-tops and bullet belts
Forsaking Fate / Ongky Widyanto
Hiraeth / Marty Du Plessis
Ruff Majik / Annemarie Buchner
Vulvodynia / Jakub N Ruse

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