Finally, the JUNOs (Canadian Music Awards) created a new category recognising the best heavy metal/hard rock artist!!!!! They like myself and countless others must have come to their senses and realised that there is some great music being produced from this genre !!!!
New award embraces heavy metal
By Jason Spencer, Postmedia News September 29, 2011 3:05 AM This year's Juno Awards have a new category: metal/hard-music album of the year.
"Eligible albums include metal, metalcore, hardcore, heavy rock, thrash metal, death metal and their respective sub-genres including [but not limited to] nu-metal, power metal, grindcore, extreme metal, industrial metal, Viking metal, folk metal, doom metal, gothic metal, speed metal, and sludge metal," the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday in a news release.
So expect a few faded T-shirts adorned with obscure band names, road-worn jeans and plenty of tattoos among the more stylishly clothed artists as this bunch rides into battle for the 41st annual Juno Awards, held in Ottawa from March 26 to April 1.
To be eligible, works must have been released between Sept. 1, 2010 and Nov. 1, 2011. They are judged based on artistic merit and technical proficiency, and not on album sales.
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