IN FLAMES, OPETH, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED Nominated For SWEDISH METAL AWARDS

IN FLAMES, OPETH, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN are among among the nominated artists for the second annual Swedish Metal Awards, which will be held January 23, 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Hard Rock:

BULLET - "Bite The Bullet"
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - "Perpetual Flame"
H.E.A.T. - self-titled
AMMOTRACK - self-titled

Death Metal:

IN FLAMES - "A Sense Of Purpose"
DISMEMBER - "Dismember"
WITHIN Y - "The Cult"
GRAVE - "Dominion VIII"

Heavy/Power Metal:

SABATON - "The Art Of War"
LECHERY - "Violator"
CLOUDSCAPE - "Global Drama"
CRYSTAL EYES - "Chained"

Glam/Sleaze:

GEMINI FIVE - "Sex Drugs Anarchy"
SISTER SIN - "Switchblade Serenades"
VANITY BLVD - "Rock n' Roll Overdose"
FATAL SMILE - "World Domination"

Punk/Hardcore:

NO FUN AT ALL - "Low Rider"
MILLENCOLIN - "Machine 15"
KID DOWN - "I Want My Girlfriend Rich"
THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY -"The Cross Of My Calling"

Metal (Thrash, Black, Doom etc.):

THE HAUNTED - "Versus"
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - "Grim Tales"
AMON AMARTH - "Twilight Of The Thunder God"
OPETH - "Watershed"

Alternative Metal (Modern, Nu, Progressive etc.):

SONIC SYNDICATE - "Love And Other Disasters"
NERVED - "Finally Nerved"
EVERGREY - "Torn"
PAIN - "Cynic Paradise"

Newcomer:

DEAD BY APRIL
SISTER SIN
AMMOTRACK
RENEGADE FIVE

Best Video/Director:

IN FLAMES - "Alias" / Patric Ullaeus
M.A.N - "My Own Sickness" / Martin Holtmann
SONIC SYNDICATE - "Jack Of Diamonds" / Patric Ullaeus
OPETH - "Burden" / Lasse Hoile

Best Live Act:

SONIC SYNDICATE
THE HAUNTED
SABATON
MUSTASCH

Best International Album:

METALLICA- "Death Magnetic"
MÖTLEY CRÜE - "Saints Of Los Angeles"
AC/DC - "Black Ice"
GUNS N' ROSES - "Chinese Democracy"

For more information, visit www.swedishmetalawards.com.

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