Australian Metal Awards 2009


Metal as fuck
Aug 24, 2001
Blue Mountains, Australia
Some of you may have heard of this through emails, MySpace, Facebook, etc. Here's some info I've cobbled together from the stuff on their site. I'll be cross-posting this to every Aussie band forum on UM.

The Association for Australian Heavy Metal (AAHM) and the Australian Metal Awards (AMA) were formed to give Heavy Metal in Australia the support and backing it has lacked since it began to flourish during the 1980s.

AAHM and AMA is governed and operated by dedicated individuals who are passionate about this genre of music and have been heavily involved in the organising and running of events for both Australian and International Heavy Metal acts for a number of years.

AAHM and AMA’s objectives are to:
- provide support and backing to all Australian Heavy Metal bands / artists
- actively promote Australian Heavy Metal nationally
- reward and recognise the bands that have made a significant contribution to the Heavy Metal genre of Australian music.

Submission forms are currently being finalised for bands and artists to nominate and be nominated for the Australian Metal Awards 2009. A basic press kit (bio) and cd (demo/EP or full length album) will be required for all band entries.
Bands must show they have been active* between the period of 1 March 08 and 1 March 09. (* playing gigs, releasing, recording or composing)

If you would like to nominate a band, forward us their details (myspace / email etc) and we will contact them on your behalf.

Overall best band 2009
Best album
Best live band
Song of the year
Best film clip
Best producer / recording engineer
Best unsigned demo / ep
Best guitarist
Best drummer
Best vocalist
Best bass player
Best keyboard player
Best album cover
Best new band
Best export
Most popular merch
Best regional band
Best youth band
Best metal magazine / press / fanzine
Best band name

These awards are designed specifically so that bands (signed and unsigned) can participate. These awards will be divided between popular vote and the judging panel.

Submissions are open from 1st of December 08 through to the 1st of March 09.

The judging panel is comprised of:

Glenn Dyson - Prime Cuts / Soundworks Touring
Rok - Sadistik Exekution
John Howarth - Riot! Entertainment
Jeanna Sims - Stomp
Amy Simmons - Blunt Magazine
Cameron Edney - Inside Out Webzine
Ben Steer - Ex Sony / EMI / Head of Music Business JMC Academy

Further information and contact details can be found at

Submissions will be open 1 DECEMBER 2008!

The 2009 Australian Metal Awards are this Saturday the 7th of November. Tickets are $45 + bf and are available through Moshtix outlets or online