AUSTRALIAN METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

The 2009 Australian Metal Awards were held last night (Saturday, November 7) at The Forum in Sydney.

The winners were as follows:

* Most Popular Merch: PSYCROPTIC
* Best Album Cover: PSYCROPTIC - "(Ob)Servant"
* Best Band Name: PSYCROPTIC
* Best Film Clip: PSYCROPTIC - "Initiate"
* Best Producer / Recording Engineer: Jarrad Hearman (Sing Sing Studios) (CHAOS DIVINE - "Avalon")
* Best Drummer: David Horgan (OUROBOROS)
* Best Bass Player: Michael Conti (OUROBOROS)
* Best Regional Band: ALCHEMIST
* Best Youth Band: ASPHYXIA
* Best Export: PSYCROPTIC
* Best Live Band: PSYCROPTIC
* Best Guitarist: Jimmy Lardner-Brown (KILLRAZER)
* Best Vocalist: Dave Anderton (CHAOS DIVINE
* Best Keyboard Player: Chris Stevenson (THE ETERNAL
* Best New Band: DEATH AUDIO
* Song of the Year: "Refuse The Sickness" (CHAOS DIVINE)
* Best Unsigned Band: OUROBOROS
* Best Album: "Avalon" (CHAOS DIVINE)
* Best Metal Fan/ Web/ Magazine: MetalObession.net
* Overall Best Band 2009: CHAOS DIVINE

The Association for Australian Heavy Metal (AAHM) and the Australian Metal Awards (AMA) were formed to give heavy metal in Australia the support and backing it has lacked since it began to flourish during the 1980s.

AAHM and AMA is governed and operated by dedicated individuals who are passionate about this genre of music and have been heavily involved in the organizing and running of events for both Australian and international heavy metal acts for a number of years.

AAHM and AMA's objectives are to:

* Provide support and backing to all Australian heavy metal bands/artists
* Actively promote Australian heavy metal nationally
* Reward and recognize the bands that have made a significant contribution to the heavy metal genre of Australian music

For more information, visit www.australianmetal.com.au.

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