FINNISH METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

TURISAS was the big winner at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 18) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland.

The winners were selected by the general public in the months preceding the event, by Internet and SMS. In all, 20,567 votes were counted.

Band Of The Year 2011:

01. TURISAS
02. INSOMNIUM
03. NIGHTWISH
04. AMORPHIS
05. AMORAL
06. TURMION KÄTILÖT
07. BEFORE THE DAWN
08. STRATOVARIUS
09. OMNIUM GATHERUM
10. MEDEIA

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Album Of The Year 2011:

01. TURISAS - Stand Up And Fight
02. INSOMNIUM - One For Sorrow
03. NIGHTWISH - Imaginaerum
04. AMORAL - Beneath
05. AMORPHIS - The Beginning Of Times
06. TURMION KÄTILÖT - Perstechnique
07. OMNIUM GATHERUM - New World Shadows
08. BEFORE THE DAWN - Deathstar Rising
09. MEDEIA - Abandon All
10. STRATOVARIUS - Elysium

Vocalist Of The Year 2011:

01. Mathias "Warlord" Nygård (TURISAS)
02. Tomi Joutsen (AMORPHIS, SINISTHRA)
03. Niilo Sevänen (INSOMNIUM)
04. Ari Koivunen (AMORAL)
05. Marco Hietala (TAROT, NIGHTWISH)
06. Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS)
07. Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, ROUTASIELU)
08. Jules Näveri (PROFANE OMEN, THE NIBIRUAN)
09. Tarja Turunen (HARUS, solo)
10. Keijo Niinimaa (MEDEIA, ROTTEN SOUND, NASUM)

Musician Of The Year 2011:

01. Tuomas Saukkonen (guitar/drums/keys, BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, ROUTASIELU)
02. Olli Vänskä (violin, TURISAS)
03. Alexi Laiho (guitar, CHILDREN OF BODOM)
04. Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards, NIGHTWISH)
05. Ben Varon (guitar, AMORAL, TORNADO)
06. Markus Vanhala (guitar, OMNIUM GATHERUM, INSOMNIUM, MALPRACTICE)
07. Ville Friman (guitar, INSOMNIUM)
08. Esa Holopainen (guitar, AMORPHIS)
09. Matias Kupiainen (guitar, STRATOVARIUS)
10. Vesa Pännäri (bass, WANKERS OF THE ZOO CREW)

Newcomer Of The Year 2011:

01. CONSTANTINE
02. ROUTASIELU
03. BATTLE BEAST
04. GHOUL PATROL
05. BOB MALMSTRÖM
06. DISEASE OF THE NATION
07. BRYMIR
08. FOR THE IMPERIUM
09. MORS SUBITA
10. RAGE MY BITCH

Demo / Self-Release Of The Year 2011:

01. ARTIFICIAL HEART - Broken Bones & Buried Dreams
02. NERVE END - Axis
03. STANDING OVATION - Scars Suit Me
04. WANKERS OF THE ZOO CREW - Modulated Launderings
05. MEKANISM - Cicatrized
06. UNBORN GENERATION - Culture Of Violence
07. UNHOPED - Die Harder
08. DREADFUL - It's Killing Me Inside
09. LOST SOCIETY - Lost Society
10. HUMAN SCULPTURE - Our World - Torn Down

Album Artwork Of The Year 2011:

01. TURISAS - Stand Up And Fight
02. INSOMNIUM - One For Sorrow
03. NIGHTWISH - Imaginaerum
04. AMORPHIS - The Beginning Of Times
05. AMORAL - Beneath
06. STRATOVARIUS - Elysium
07. BEFORE THE DAWN - Deathstar Rising
08. GHOST BRIGADE - Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
09. CHILDREN OF BODOM - Relentless Reckless Forever
10. WANKERS OF THE ZOO CREW - Modulated Launderings

(Thanks: fireangel / Night Elves)

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