South African Metal Music Awards 2017
By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | July 5, 2017
The metal scene in South Africa has grown in the last decade or so. Not only has it grown in numbers, but every year we see the scene reach new levels of prestige.
More and more big, national metal events are taking place across the country. With events like the SAMMA and Battle for Wacken, there has never been a better time to be in a metal band. The metal scene is no longer on the fringe that it once stood. And with bands like Zombies Ate My Girlfriend winning the international Wacken Battle, Megalodon going to represent South Africa at this years event and Vulvodynia selling out shows internationally, it is clear that Metal bands in South Africa are fully prepared to take on international stages.
South African Metal Music Awards 2017 (SAMMA)
The SAMMA is one of the annual events which bring prestige to the metal music scene. Every year the organisers nominate the metal bands who have had the most influence in their respective fields.
This year the event was held at Rumour Rock City in Gauteng on the 1st of July. The event was well attended and saw some of the biggest names in the metal scene come out to support it for the night.
We would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners from the 2017 event. You guys are the inspiration for many up and coming bands and can help grow the scene immensely.
South African Metal Music Awards 2017 Winners and Nominees
SAMMA 2017 Best Music Video
The Best Music Video goes to Last One Alive with the runner-up position being tied result between Nerve Zero and Raptorbaby.
SAMMA 2017 Best Metal Single
The Best Metal Single goes to Raptorbaby with the runner-up position going to Megalodon.
SAMMA 2017 Best Metal EP
The Best Metal EP goes to Riddlebreak with the runner-up position going to All We’ve Known.
SAMMA 2017 Best Metal Album
The Best Metal Album goes to Deity’s Muse with the runner-up position going to Raptorbaby.
SAMMA 2017 Best Metal Newcomer
The Best Metal Newcomer goes to Deadline with the runner-up position going to DevilSpeak.
SAMMA 2017 Best Live Act
The Best Live Act goes to Boargazm with the runner-up position being three-way tie between Deadline, Riddlebreak, and Zombies Ate My Girlfriend.
SAMMA 2017 Best Metal Event
The Best Metal Event goes to Krank’d Up Music Festival with the runner-up position going to Iron Maiden.
SAMMA 2017 Best Black Metal
The Best Black Metal goes to Theatre Runs Red with the runner-up position going to Spectral Realm.
SAMMA 2017 Best Death Metal
The Best Death Metal goes to Bleeding Spawn with the runner-up position going to Maximum Carnage.
SAMMA 2017 Best Thrash Metal
The Best Thrash Metal goes to Devilspeak with the runner-up position going to Deadline.
SAMMA 2017 Best Core Metal
The Best Core Metal goes to Zombies Ate My Girlfriend with the runner-up position going to Red Helen.
SAMMA 2017 Best Alternative Metal
The Best Alternative Metal goes to Juggernaught with the runner-up position going to Psordid.
SAMMA 2017 Best Progressive Metal
The Best Progressive Metal goes to Raptorbaby with the runner-up position going to Deity’s Muse.
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