Who wielded the axe best in 2013? Guitar players are often at the forefront of their bands, commanding the lead section with attitude, force and dexterity. Guitarists can make an impact in a multitude of ways, but we're leaving it to the fans to decide who left the deepest mark this past year with your votes in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
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Here's a category in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards that's fixated on the central member of any band -- the vocalist. Which singer shined the brightest this past year? It's time for you to vote in for the Best Vocalist of 2013.
In many cases, the ultimate test for a band is how you perform in a live setting. Sounding great on a record is a challenge in itself, but when it's just you, your bandmates and no studio magic to hide your imperfections, the core of your band is exposed every night. The nominees in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards for Best Live Act of 2013 bring their A-game night in and night out.
We have a diverse field in the Best Metal Band of 2013 category of the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards. Legendary acts, young upstarts and underground favorites make up the list of 10 nominees.
With apologies to Sammy Hagar, there is more than one way to rock, and the acts in our Rock Band of 2013 category of the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards prove it.
Here's your chance to make your voices heard in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards and name the Best Metal Song of 2013. We've got a total of 20 picks this year, so the decision may be especially difficult.
It's been a banner year in rock, with a wealth of standout tracks turning up as nominees in the Best Rock Song of 2013 category in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
If we have a category for Rock Goddess of 2013 in our 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards, then it's only fair we have one for Rock Titan, as well. This one is all about the dudes.
Each year, it seems like Rock Goddess is always the most popular of all the categories in our year-end awards. With the presence of women in rock as strong as it's ever been, there's no doubt that the competition should be a good one in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards
MTV may have given up on music videos long ago, but the art of the video is still alive and well thanks to sites like YouTube and VEVO. Bands are still creating stunning visual accompaniments to their music, and we've got 10 of 2013's best metal videos for you to vote on in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.