Loudwire Music Awards
It was a huge year for Avenged Sevenfold and that's reflected by the voting in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards, where there group earned three honors. The band walked away with Best Rock Song of 2013 for 'Hail to the King,' while Synyster Gates won Best Guitarist of 2013 and the group as a whole won the Best Rock Band of 2013 trophy.
The Best Metal Album category for the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards boasted some incredibly tough competition. Metal gods such as Black Sabbath and Motorhead were in contention for a win, as were new-school critical darlings like the Ocean and Ghost. However, the fans have voted, and Bring Me the Horizon's 'Sempiternal' has been named the Best Metal Album of 2013 by the fans.
It's the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards! To celebrate and pay tribute to the bands, artists, albums, songs and videos that enriched our 2013. We've got a ton of categories for you to vote on, all crammed into one post right here!
Every year, there's a whole new batch of acts that come along, adding to the legacy that is hard rock and metal music. Some may dominate their respective genres for years to come while others may be enjoying their moment in the spotlight now, but all of the nominees for Best New Artist of 2013 definitely left their mark on the year that was.
Where would musicians be without their fans? There's no doubt that a solid fanbase can boost a band's profile and while it's great that we celebrate the band's for their accomplishments, it's also important to salute those who keep them in the spotlight. We bring you the Most Devoted Fans of 2013 nominees in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Did you hear that? The sound from some of rock and metal's top drummers is still ringing out from 2013. There's a pulse-pounding group of stickmen that make up the Best Drummer of 2013 category in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Bassists lay down the killer low end that puts the "heavy" in our favorite rock and metal songs. We've got a wealth of qualified candidates for the Best Bassist of 2013 honor in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards and you get to crown the champ.