Forget the Grammys and the American Music Awards! We're celebrating the artists in heavy metal and rock who made a big splash in 2011 with the inaugural Loudwire Music Awards. Instead of a panel of corporate suits, Loudwire wants the fans to vote and decide all of the winners in 10 different categories.

Below you will find polls where you can cast your vote in categories such as Rock Goddess of the Year, Artist of the Year, Metal Album of the Year, Rock Song of the Year and much more. If you need more information on each category, click the link below each poll. So, take a break from all of that online shopping and do some voting. You have until 11:59PM ET on Jan. 1, 2012, to choose your favorites. Then, check back on Jan. 3 to see the winners. Let the voting begin!