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Two full lenght “Om” (2012) 
& “Solar Time’s Fables” 
(2017). The third album is 
currently in the making with 
two singles out, “The City 
(Translucent)” and Lead 
Astray – Indigo. Their music
 was described by Classic 
Rock Society magazine as
 having “deep thought and insular attention” paid to it with “the spirits of Zappa and Beefheart”.
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
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BUDDERSIDE was formed by STONE following his stint as vocalist of Adler’s Appetite, after receiving encouragement from the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead who he worked for as part of his infamous ‘road crew’ and was also a close friend. Lemmy signed them to his own label, Motörhead Music and they released their self-titled debut album in 2016.The group is rounded out by guitarists Sam “Bam” Koltun (Dorothy, Faster Pussycat) and Logan Nikolic, drummer Jeff Dewbray and bassist Gabe Maska—who is currently appearing as Kurt Cobain in the Las Vegas show ’27.’
CRANK IT UP AWARD
The underground worldwide scene quickly showed its great expectations after Crystal Throne released its first single «Timescape», as the band sold hundreds of copies all around the world within a couple of weeks before the album was even out.

Line-Up :
Jefferson Brand(bassguitar)
Terry DeFire(vocals)
Alex Gricar(drums)
Max Waym(guitars)
Finnish heavy rockers Rough Grind shoot for the sky with their second single from the upcoming new album, "Hardened" (Inverse Records)

While the first single, 
"The Road Song", was a 
stroll down the memory 
lane to revisit the age of 
hard rock giants, the 2nd 
one is a modern metal 
juggernaut. Titled 
"Dreamchaser", the new 
piece is a veritable riff rocket that will irresistibly take up permanent orbit inside your head.
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BEST HARD ROCK SONG
BEST METAL SONG
KING OF THE THRONE
High Energy Rock band from Seattle Washington.
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PHILL MILES
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 John Lebang 

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Banger Music Awards is an extravaganza of Rock & Metal music, artists, musicians, bands and radio stations.  Which features the rock stars of the future.






In 2022 we will be celebrating our 5th BMA. 75 songs and musicians will be up for awards from artists all over the world. The 2021 Banger Music Awards is slated to be the greatest celebration of rock and metal you'll ever experience.
Presented by 
Rikki Roxx 
of ROXX100
Presented by 
Doug Podell
of 106.7 WLLZ
We Three Kings are a no-nonsense three-piece rock ’n’ roll band from Manchester, UK
with a balls-out sound that blends fuzzed up blues-rock into three minute mini miracles
of pure joy.

With Rich on vocals and guitar, Ben on bass and Pete on drums, their riff-driven guitar-
heavy sound is perfect for a playlist alongside Rival Sons, Royal Blood, The Black Keys,
​Queens of the Stone Age, Wolfmother and The White Stripes.
FEATURED ACT
GUEST CAMEOS
Comatose by Eva Under Fire
Paranoia by Frame 42
Nature by Forge The Sun
The Ballad Of Johnny Rocket by Letters From Abel
More, More, More by Joe Pops Bredow
ROCKIN' THE D AWARD
Best Song By Detroit Band
No Veil by Nocion (Puerto Rico) 
Inner War by Elisaday (Russia)
Welcome The Blitz by March In Arms (USA)
Thanks For Nothing by Sons O' Bitches (Greece)
Original Sin by Waves Of Distortion (California)
FAN FAVORITE AWARD
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An unpretentious live act with a massive, balls-out sound, their music is a razor-sharp reminder of the power of monstrous riffs turned up to 11.

Recent releases have been supported by Classic Rock Magazine, BBC Introducing,
Planet Rock Radio & Amazing Radio among many others. The band’s entire back
catalogue is available to stream or download across all digital platforms
Off My Feet by Tyler Gilbert (Canada) 
Set Me Free by Delyn Grey (Canada)
Hurting Love by Tian Nienaber (South Africa)
Thanks For Nothing by Marialena Trikoglou (Greece)
Sage by Max Frye (Nashville)
BEST SONG BY SOLO ARTIST
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Presented by
RACHEL LOGAN
Fabulae Dramatis is a Metal act of heavy world music that takes the audience on a journey with different passages full of heaviness, intensity, and dramatism. The band has a sound that is both vast and intimate, one that transcends the traditional boundaries of the genre. 

Award winner for Best Costume at the Rome Music Video Awards 2021, for Best Sound & Music Wild Sound Film Festival Canada/USA 2020; and places as finalist and other official nominations from other film festivals in England, Germany, Ireland, France and Italy (2020- 2021)
FEATURED ACT
Alis Emerson of After Silence (Mexico) 
Aaron Smith of A Fitting Revenge (New York)
Robin Salazar of Anubis (California)
Symeon Sanidas of Subfire (Greece)
Leandro Peixoto of Valvera (Brazil)
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Presented by
BRIAN "Necromancer" DEARTH
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The song "Misfits" is truly different from what they have written over the years. 
My Warped Places by White Collar Sideshow (Arkansas) 
Black Spiders by Elkapath (United Kingdom)
Curse The Sky by Losing September (Chicago)
Rebellion Of The Saints by Hevilan (Brazil)
Lucid by Arshenic (Poland)
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Presented by
MARLA WILLIAMS
Founded in 2011, Rough Grind's resumé includes three EPs – "Son of a Gun" (2014), "Four for the Road" (2017) and "Trouble or Nothing" (2018) – and their debut album "Pieces of Resistance" was released in 2020. The releases have been well-received around the globe, getting airtime from radio stations in USA, Canada, UK and Germany, among others.
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BEST MALE VOCALIST
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From a mutual love of dark, moody and melancholic Rock emerges the sound of exciting new Goth Metal band Ewiniar. Hailing from the Adriatic city of Split in Croatia, the husband-and-wife team comprised of Marin and Katarina Tramontana are exploring the broad range of their influences by producing music that represents a new dawn on the Rock horizon.

Breaking onto the world stage in September 2021 with their debut single “Years of Heaven”, Ewiniar are about to dive into a career that will see them release a serious catalogue of work in the near future. Dramatic and brilliantly epic, the duo combines Katarina’s vocals over juddering drums and blistering guitar work to deliver a sonic experience that is all their own. 
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Diving into the darkness and then channelling the light through soaring harmonies, Ewiniar are bringing their best game to the table and leaving nothing on the field.

A true partnership in life as in music, Marin arranges and writes the songs while Katarina puts her pen on the lyrics and explores her inner emotions. Spurred on by their desire to bring their best work to an expanding audience, they quickly followed up their debut with the equally magnificent “Suspiria”. Replicating the drama of their first single, the follow up is an impressive and extraordinary ride into the Goth Rock subculture.
Wild Things Grow by Skyfever (Ireland) 
Liquid Sunshine by Smoking Martha (Australia)
Ray Of Light by Even Flow (Italy)
Slave by Anything But Human (Texas)
Fracture by Clkwrk (United Kingdom)
BEST ALTERNATIVE ROCK SONG
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COMING SOON
FEATURED ACT
COMING SOON
Whispers Of The Wicker Man by Bowser (Australia) 
Breathe With Strangers by Dead Reynolds (United Kingdom)
Holy Ground by The Dead Daisies (California)
Empty Nest by Grande Fox (Greece)
Brave The Storm by Manora (Netherlands)
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A heavy metal band formed in 2019 in Northeast France.

Under the impulse of guitarist Max Waynn (Drenalize) and singer Terry DeFire (The Hell Patrol, ex-Horacle), the band quickly came to write a first album, featuring reknown artists from the heavy metal scene such as Sonia Anubis (Crypta, Cobra Spell, ex-Burning Witches) and Neogeofanatic (ADX).

Crystal Throne’s first act blends aggressive and melodic riffs with progressive heavy metal influences(Fates Warning, Queensryche)with a neoclassical touch

(Jason Becker)and NWOBHM vibes(Judas Priest, Iron Maiden).
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Black Days by Amongst Liars [UK]
Signal The Brave by Emperors & Angels [Illinois]
Eyes On Me by Saving Face [UK]
Facedown by Modern Mimes [Florida]
Hurt by Sven Gali [Canada]
BASS MASTER AWARD
Mammothor strives to deliver the essence of rock: the thunderous heavy metal riffs and guitar shred of the 80’s, rounded out with the passion and versatility of 90’s alternative.
Mammothor is an American alt metal band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 2012. Travis Lowell fronts the group with powerful and versatile vocals. Berklee graduate Josh Johnson studied with guitar shred legend Joe Stump while Dana Sharpton has studied with virtuoso guitarist Greg Howe. The dynamic and steady drums and bass of Nick Raby and Lori Gangi fill out the band’s eclectic sound.
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Mammothor has shared the stage with artists such as Living Colour, DragonForce, Saliva, Ted Nugent, Sponge, Prong, Fuel, Saving Abel, and Hinder. Blending heavy metal and classic rock, Mammothor often mixes in elements of blues and fusion. Despite their experimental, 
sometimes progressive style, 
Mammothor maintains 
mainstream appeal with 
shorter alternative rock 
songs and ballads.
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BEST ROCK SONG
Hailing from North Queensland, Australia, singer/songwriter Mark Strang has just released his debut rock album “Howl At The Moon”.

10 years in the making, the record was a labour of love and also a nod to past and present rock musicians who dedicate their days to the pursuit of music.

The first single taken from the album, “Strong Like Bull” was chosen as the lead single as it is a driving rock anthem which sets the tone for the rest of the album.
FEATURED ACT
“Strong Like Bull” is out now to stream on all streaming platforms.

The second single 
taken from the album, 
“The Endless Sea” is 
out now to stream on 
all streaming 
platforms.
ANext Door by Mad Symphony [Canada]
Fearless by Joyous Wolf [California]
Nice & Slow by Feral Dogs [United Kingdom]
There's A Tree Be The River by Colorstone [Sweden]
In The Garden by Limberlost [Seattle]
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GUITAR HERO AWARD
Red Roll is a rising alternative rock band originating from Bologna, Italy. 

Composed of Passo (vocals and guitar), Johnny (drummer), Leo (guitar and vocals), and Cesi (bass), Red Roll is quickly making waves in the scene with their uplifting sound and eclectic rock style. Inspired by their life experiences and artists such as Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Muse, Placebo… Red Roll seeks to create music that will connect people worldwide. 


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Fifteen years together, the talented band aims to push the envelope with their sound and bridge various elements from different rock genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style.  

With every release, Red 
Roll will have listeners 
engulfed in the world 
they create with their 
storytelling lyricism and 
realness. 
Zack Oakley of Zack Oakley (California) 
Jasmin "Jassy J" Papst of Oversense (Germany)
Chris Iorio of Core (Las Vegas)
Lorenzo Parigi of Wine Guardian (Italy)
'Hagen' Eduardo Morales of Shattered Vessels (Mexico)
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Best Song By Detroit Band
Hollywood, CA rock outfit BUDDERSIDE share their latest single, “Too Far,” available today across all digital platforms. The track is taken from their upcoming spring 2022 record via oneRPM and was recorded with producer Matt Good
 (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood
 Undead). The song gives a 
harrowing look into what can 
happen when people are
 pushed to the edge and things 
go ‘’too far.”
FEATURED ACT
Sandrine Orsini of The Bateleurs (Portugal) 
Andry Lagiou of The Harps (Greece)
Krystle Pyette of Limberlost (Seattle)
Lauren Balogh of Drama Scream (New York)
Barbara Black of Barbara Black (Spain)
Edge Of Paradise was formed by Margarita Monet and Dave Bates in 2011. Few months after formation, the band released their debut album 'Mask' that featured rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm) and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band). 'Mask' came at #6 most added on national CMJ radio, right behind Machine Head and solidified existence of Edge Of Paradise. An album chockfull of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, was greatly received by critics and fans worldwide.
FEATURED ACT
                                                                            Current plans are                                                                             for the band to                                                                             tour extensively                                                                             through 2022 in                                                                             support of "The                                                                             Unknown" as well, with touring announcements coming up soon. Want to be a part of the world? The band is one of the most engaging bands out there, welcoming and interacting with fans from all over the world! So follow them on social media, get to know them after their shows and enjoy the music of Edge Of Paradise!
Furrow by Modern Monsters (California) 
Sex Drive by Late Night Trouble (Canada)
I Am The Enemy by Breed Of Aggression (Chicago)
Pangaea by Transcendence (Pennsylvania)
Vampires by InSammer (Sweden)
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BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Monsters Walk Among Us by Thomas Crane (Florida) 
Party Time by Donnie Vie (Illinois)
Everything's Beautiful by Messer (Texas)
Monsters In The Mirror by Metalwings (Bulgary)
Fire Brigade by Piqued Jacks (Italy)
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Best Song By Detroit Band
Rising from Flint Michigan, Avalon Black is breathing new life into the rock music scene. With soaring vocals over heavy, catchy guitar riffs, these guys have created a sound that captures elements that we all miss from classic rock and blended it seamlessly with everything we love about current rock music. Having opened for such national acts as Starset, Royal
Bliss, Red Seether, Theory of a deadman and
Pop Evil, this
band humbly strives for consistent exposure and larger audiences. 
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These four friends clearly pride themselves in having fun in their live show, their                                         dedication to their art,                                         and their expansively                                         dedicated following.
Best Song By Detroit Band
The Last Element originates when we face the passing of one dearly loved, the hardship of a broken home or the breaking of hearts – it is the first spark, the first sense of emotion, a first feeling that evolves into a creative mind. Bringing these elements together they find a way to grow - Broken hearts fit like pieces of puzzles and these pieces mend into one big heart.

We believe there are many like us, waiting to join our hearts. Together we are stronger, together we are The Last Element.
FEATURED ACT
The Last Element has reached +2 Million streams, fully DIY and this only proves they are getting the recognition and support from their listeners. With these numbers increasing daily and their latest release “My Mind” added to the "NEW BLOOD" Spotify editorial playlist 
within the first week of its 
release, The Last Element 
is definitely levelling with 
established names in the 
genre on the way to 
determine their goal in life 
to share their music and lyrics with a global audience.
Rev Jones of Rev Jones (Oklahoma) 
Anna Eppink of Sluka (California)
Lori Rulfs of Mammothor (Boston)
Otto Mitter of Bowser (Australia)
Biek Yohaitus of Hevilan (Brazil)
Daniel John of The Soul Exchange (Sweden) 
Chalice Blood of Dirt (Connecticut)
Pedro Espada of Voodoo Moonshine (Florida/Georgia)
Dellacoma Rio of Dellacoma (Australia)
Dan Taylor of Dead Romantic (United Kingdom)
Presented by
LILY SIXX
BEST ALBUM
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SONG
ALBUM
VOCALS
GUITAR
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DRUM
Presented by
STEVE UNGER
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JUDITH PULLOCK
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GERG ANIDEM
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RICH EMBURY
Presented by
BRENDON SNYDER
Presented by
CANDY GUNN
Presented by
RUYTER SUYS
Presented by
DEREK SHELMERDINE
Presented by
Martin Jones 
of UG Media
Presented by
MG JEN