You voted, we tabulated and, in the end, Marilyn Manson had an incredibly decisive victory for Rock Album of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. The singer's 'Born Villain' album took home a whopping 31.7 percent of the overall vote.
In an incredibly close race that saw multiple lead changes throughout the entire voting process, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi narrowly beat out Slipknot / Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor for Rock Titan of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards.
After narrowly losing out to Sharon den Adel of Within Tempation in the 2011 Rock Goddess of the Year competition, Evanescence siren Amy Lee earned the honor in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards -- thanks to overwhelming support from her devoted fans.
Coming in strong in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards with more than half of the overall vote for Metal Video of the Year is Machine Head for 'Darkness Within.' The honor is incredibly well-earned, as the visual accompaniment for 'Darkness Within' plays more like an acclaimed short film rather than a music video.
The year 2012 was a particularly strong one for metal music, with a tremendous amount of quality songs ripping faces off from all subgenres. After the tens of thousands of votes were all tallied, Pantera snatched a huge win for their song 'Piss.'
Here we are with a brand new Loudwire Radio readers poll. Every weekend, Loudwire Radio will play the Top 20 active rock songs of the week. However, we will also be playing one extra song on the show chosen by — you guessed it — the Loudwire readers! Congrats to the most recent winner Dead Sara and their track ‘We Are What You Say.’ You’ll be able to hear the song on next week’s broadcast, but right now we’ve got five brand new songs for you to choose from.
Music is all about connectivity, and those who establish that connection in the deepest of ways will surely create a fan base of rabid devotees. The love projected from the fans, to the band and back again is most notable with the following nominees, and if you're reading this, you will likely pledge your allegiance to one of these 10 acts.
As the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards continue, we take a look at the artists keeping things fresh. Sure, there are a lot of bands we all know and love, but the real exciting thing about music is making new discoveries and watching the upstarts you had never even heard of at the beginning of the year emerge to rock your radio or playlist right next to those big time acts. With that in mind, it's time to select 2012's Best New Artist.
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