SA Metal Music Awards: New Categories and Judges Announced

SA Metal Music Awards: New Categories and Judges Announced

SA Metal Music Awards: New Categories and Judges Announced

By / Off The Press / Thursday, 13 August 2020 08:20

The South African Metal Music Awards have begun the process of selecting South Africa’s top-performing and producing bands of 2019.

Submissions have opened to bands and creatives on the Metal4Africa.com

This year, the panel has added new categories to the awards that include content creators in the form of Best Design, Best Press Photograph and best music festival featuring metal music and best Club Event.

“We believe it is important to recognize and honour other creatives who contribute towards building a music scene.” ~ Sashquita Northey, SAMMA organiser.

Here is a full list of categories:
Best Music Video of 2019
Best Single of 2019
Best EP of 2019
Best Album of 2019
Best Newcomer Band of 2019
Best Live Band of 2019
Best Music Festival of 2019
Best Club Event of 2019
Best Design (merch, poster, album cover etc.) of 2019
Best Press Photograph of 2019
Best Alternative Metal Band of 2019
Best Old School Metal Band of 2019
Best Progressive Metal Band of 2019
Best Extreme Metal Band of 2019

Each year, the panel of judges is selected from a range of industry-related people from within the broader South African Metal Music community. These include musicians, promotors, venue owners, photographers and publicists that hail from across the country. These guys have the tough job of nominating artists to each category and ultimately selecting the winner from each category.

The panel for this year are:
Marcita Maree- Keets Productions
Robert Perieira - Ramfest and Fokof Bar
Brandon Render - Jam Packed Productions
Matt Howes - Red Door Productions
Gareth Howard - Papa G’s podcast
Dave Freedman - Plug Music Agency
Mike Pocock - Brochella

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