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Most Devoted Fans of 2013 – 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards

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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.

We’ve got major rock bands, huge metal acts and a couple of acts whose fanbase has followed them from their homeland and expanded worldwide in recent years. See the nominees for the Most Devoted Fans of 2013 and vote for which one most deserves the title.


Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Avenged Sevenfold

 
 

Music fans love Avenged Sevenfold and Avenged Sevenfold love them right back. In fact, during the promotion of their 'Hail to the King' album, the band staged a free show to salute their fans, and they continuously celebrate their devoted fanbase.

 
MSO PR
MSO PR

Black Sabbath

 
 

As one of the metal originators, Black Sabbath amassed a pretty huge fanbase. Over the years there've been multiple lineup changes and some highs and lows for the group, but the group's longtime fans were treated to shows and a new album from the three original band members -- Ozzy OsbourneTony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

 
Universal Republic
Universal Republic

Black Veil Brides

 
 

Black Veil Brides may be one of the more polarizing acts in hard rock, but there's no doubt that their fans are among the most devoted and dedicated. In 2013, fans were treated to not only a new album but a corresponding film and plenty of chances to see Black Veil Brides play live.

 
The End
The End

Dir En Grey

 
 

Dir En Grey made their name in Japan, but in recent years they've taken their music worldwide and the fandom has followed. Though it's been a few years since a new full-length album, Dir En Grey fans embraced the band's 2013 EP, 'The Unraveling.''

 
Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records

Dream Theater

 
 

Dream Theater fans are a dedicated bunch, drawn to the band's technical mastery, continual experimentation. Though never a huge radio band, the fans have turned out in masses to support their albums and tours. And in 2013, they supported the band's new self-titled disc and catapulted the classic 'Images & Words' album to victory in Loudwire's March Metal Madness.

 
Prospect Park
Prospect Park

Five Finger Death Punch

 
 

Five Finger Death Punch have become one of rock's biggest bands, with their fanbase sticking with them every step of the way. This year, that fanbase got two albums, a headlining stint on the Mayhem Festival and numerous shows to enjoy. Plus, the group's life on the road and fandom served as the focal point of the 'Battle Born' video.

 
EMI
EMI

Iron Maiden

 
 

One of metal's most enduring bands gave fans plenty to celebrate this past year. Iron Maiden's 'Maiden England' world tour carried over into 2013 and the fans continued to keep the turnstiles churning.

 
Lamb of God
Epic

Lamb of God

 
 

The future of Lamb of God was in question going into 2013, as vocalist Randy Blythe headed into trial for his very questionable manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic. But the band's fans stuck with Blythe & Co., and since his acquittal, they've been coming out in droves to see Lamb of God in concert.

 
Pearl Jam: Publicity Still
Pearl Jam: Publicity Still

Pearl Jam

 
 

Pearl Jam have one of rock's most dedicated fanbases and they're known for rewarding them with their 'Ten Club' releases. This year, the band finally released a new album, staged a North American tour, played several specialty shows and festivals and even let a few of their celebrity fans interview them.

 
Facebook: Queens of the Stone Age
Facebook: Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age

 
 

Welcome back Queens of the Stone Age! After a lengthy layoff between albums, the band's fans were treated to the highly-praised '…Like Clockwork' disc. The band also toured extensively and showed they're still one of the best live acts going.

 

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