ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album
|ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album|
|Presented by||Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)|
|Currently held by||Karnivool, Asymmetry (2013)|
The ARIA Music Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry." To be eligible, the recording must be an album in the hard rock or heavy metal genres, and cannot be entered in other genre categories. The accolade is voted for by a judging school, which comprises between 40 and 100 members of representatives experienced in this genre, and is given to a solo artist or group who is either from Australia or an Australian resident.
The award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album was first presented to Parkway Drive in 2010, for Deep Blue. Airbourne and The Amity Affliction have received two nominations each, both in 2010 and 2013, more than any other act, without a win.
Winners and nominees
In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.
|Parkway Drive||Deep Blue|
|Airbourne||No Guts. No Glory.|
|The Amity Affliction||Youngbloods|
|Dead Letter Circus||This Is the Warning|
|Violent Soho||Violent Soho|
|Front End Loader||Ritardando|
|Coerce||Ethereal Surrogate Saviour|
|Cosmic Psychos||Glorious Basterds|
|Dream On, Dreamer||Heartbound|
|Buried in Verona||Notorious|
|Frenzal Rhomb||Smoko at the Pet Food Factory|
|sleepmakeswaves||... and so we destroyed everything|
|House Vs. Hurricane||Crooked Teeth|
|Airbourne||Black Dog Barking|
|The Amity Affliction||Chasing Ghosts|
|Thy Art Is Murder||Hate|
- "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 27th ARIA Awards 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 March 2014.