Best New Band
Honouring the young artists who have set the metal scene alight over the past 12 months
A dark, horrible riffstorm of noise, the UK firebrands released one of the standout debuts of 2018 so far with the murky and marvellous Mire.
Bending metalcore into enthralling new shapes, last year's opus The Cold Sun was an absolute knockout.
The power metallers are leading a new generation of Japanese metal bands and stole the show at London's Hyper Japan event in late November.