Which rock band stood out among the rest in 2012? These 10 acts all had huge years in 2012, creating notable accomplishments with their records, singles, tours and the growth of their respective fan bases.
It was a stellar year for metal, and we've got 10 very strong contenders in our Metal Album of the Year category in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards.
As the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards continue, we turn our attention to full bodies of work -- that's right -- the Rock Album of the Year. We've got 10 stellar discs in contention for the title and need your assistance in determining the best.
This year featured a number of heavy-hitting tours. With an incredible amount of bands hitting the road, festivals moving from town to town, and even a few bands creating their own festivals, 2012 has been packed with brilliant concerts.
Last year, our most popular category in the Loudwire Music Awards was the Rock Goddess of the Year, celebrating the talented women in rock. But we also got some feedback from readers asking us to pay tribute to the men who best represented rock music over the year. We've answered the call with a brand-new category in 2012 - Rock Titan of the Year.
In many ways, 2012 could be called the Year of the Woman in hard rock and metal. In genres of music that have long-been male dominated, a handful of female-fronted acts stole the show this year, making the Rock Goddess of the Year an especially intriguing category in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards.
Who says the music video is a dead artform? MTV may not show them anymore, but thanks to the Internet, bands can still deliver some stunning clips, as evidenced by the nominees in the Metal Video of the Year category in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards.
Music can be a listening pleasure as well as a visual experience, and for the 2012 Rock Video of the Year honors, we've got five clips that truly embrace the art form to enhance the stories told in song.
Metal music was at it's finest this year, and the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards category of Metal Song of the Year features 10 incredibly diverse tracks from a wide-range of bands.
It's been a great year for rock music, and the 10 nominees in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards category for Rock Song of the Year reflect certainly reflect that.