ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album

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ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album
Presented byAustralian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded2010
Currently held byParkway Drive, Reverence (2018)

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, they won the award again in 2018 for Reverence.[4] The Amity Affliction have received four nominations (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016), which is more than any other act, however are yet to 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
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
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
Karnivool Asymmetry
Airbourne Black Dog Barking
Northlane Singularity
The Amity Affliction Chasing Ghosts
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
DZ Deathrays Black Rat
High Tension Death Beat
Shihad FVEY
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
Northlane Node
Born Lion Final Words
In Hearts Wake Skydancer
King Parrot Dead Set
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity
Hellions Opera Oblivia
Parkway Drive Ire
The Amity Affliction This Could Be Heartbreak
Twelve Foot Ninja Outlier
Northlane Mesmer
Airbourne Breaking Outta Hell
Frenzal Rhomb Hi-Vis High Tea
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Murder of the Universe
Sleepmakeswaves Made of Breath Only
Parkway Drive Reverence
DZ Deathrays Bloody Lovely
King Parrot Ugly Produce
Polaris The Mortal Coil
West Thebarton Different Beings Being Different


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 October 2014. 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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