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.
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If you're a metalcore fan, drop everything and start making travel plans for Mission, Texas, as the Never Say Never Fest is packed with some of the top bands in the genre. This year's event is scheduled for March 12 at the Las Palmas Race Park in Mission, with Bring Me the Horizon and Asking Alexandria topping the bill.
Now that Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been given a 35-year sentence for committing a staggering list of child sex crimes, justice has been served. However, the actions of Watkins also affected the other members of Lostprophets, single-handedly killing the careers of five of his bandmates. In support of the other Lostprophets members, Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes wrote up a post encouraging music fans to support the Lostprophets musicians with their future efforts.
For the first time since 2011, UK metalcore favorites Bring Me the Horizon will be headlining a North American tour. The band will be out in support of their critically acclaimed latest album 'Sempiternal,' and will be joined on 'The American Dream Tour' by Of Mice & Men. The trek begins in February of 2014 (check out an announcement video above).
With Dream Theater winning five song battles in a row and entering our Cage Match Hall of Fame, it's time for two new contenders to enter the cage. In this battle we have two bands that would equally be at home in our more extreme Death Match, but here they face off in the Cage Match with two songs that display their more melodic sides.
One of the most anticipated treks of the summer is the Warped Tour and this year’s lineup was eclectic to say the least. Both the bands and the fans headed to Nassau Coliseum this past weekend to enjoy the sweltering goodness that was the New York stop of the tour.