The South African Metal Music Awards have begun the process of selecting South Africa’s top-performing and producing bands of 2019.
This year, the panel has decided to add new categories to the awards, that includes content creators in the form of Best Design and Best Press Photograph as well as best music festival featuring metal music and best Club Event.
“We believe it is important to recognize and honour other creatives who contribute towards building a music scene.” ~ Sashquita Northey, SAMMA organiser.
Here is a full list of categories:
Best Music Video of 2019
Best Single of 2019
Best EP of 2019
Best Album of 2019
Best Newcomer Band of 2019
Best Live Band of 2019
Best Music Festival of 2019
Best Club Event of 2019
Best Design (merch, poster, album cover etc.) of 2019
Best Press Photograph of 2019
Best Alternative Metal Band of 2019
Best Old School Metal Band of 2019
Best Progressive Metal Band of 2019
Best Extreme Metal Band of 2019
Each year, the panel of judges is selected from a range of industry-related people from within the broader South African Metal Music community. These include musicians, promotors, venue owners, photographers and publicists that hail from across the country. These guys have the tough job of nominating artists to each category and ultimately selecting the winner from each category.
The panel for this year are:
Marcita Maree- Keets Productions
Robert Perieira – Ramfest and Fokof Bar
Brandon Render – Jam Packed Productions
Matt Howes – Red Door Productions
Gareth Howard – Papa G’s podcast
Dave Freedman – Plug Music Agency
Mike Pocock – Brochella
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