ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album

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ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded 2010
Currently held by Karnivool, Asymmetry (2013)
Official website ariaawards.com.au

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",[1] 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."[2] 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.[3]

The award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album was first presented to Parkway Drive in 2010, for Deep Blue.[4] Airbourne and The Amity Affliction have received two nominations each, both in 2010 and 2013, more than any other act, without a win.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

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.


  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album/single title
2010
(24th)
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Airbourne No Guts. No Glory.
The Amity Affliction Youngbloods
Dead Letter Circus This Is the Warning
Violent Soho Violent Soho
2011
(25th)
Front End Loader Ritardando
Coerce Ethereal Surrogate Saviour
Cosmic Psychos Glorious Basterds
Dream On, Dreamer Heartbound
FLOATINGME Floating Me
2012
(26th)
DZ Deathrays Bloodstreams
Buried in Verona Notorious
Frenzal Rhomb Smoko at the Pet Food Factory
sleepmakeswaves ... and so we destroyed everything
House Vs. Hurricane Crooked Teeth
2013
(27th)
Karnivool Asymmetry
Airbourne Black Dog Barking
Northlane Singularity
The Amity Affliction Chasing Ghosts
Thy Art Is Murder Hate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 27th ARIA Awards 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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