NIGHTWISH, MACHINE HEAD, DARK TRANQUILLITY and SONIC SYNDICATE were among the honorees at the "Swedish Metal Awards 2008", which was held Saturday night (January 26) at the Grand Hotel in Falkenberg, Sweden. Winners were selected from more than 58,000 fan votes which were submitted via an Internet-based poll on the "Swedish Metal Awards" web site."Swedish Metal Awards 2008" complete list of winners: Hard Rock: HARDCORE SUPERSTAR - "Dreamin' In A Casket"
Death Metal: ARCH ENEMY - "Rise Of The Tyrant"
Heavy/Power Metal: SABATON - "Metalizer"
Glam/Sleaze: CRASHDIET - "Unattractive Revolution"
Punk/Hardcore: DIA PSALMA - "Djupa Skogen"
Metal: PAIN - "Psalms Of Extinction"
Alternative Metal: DARK TRANQUILLITY - "Fiction"
Newcomer: SONIC SYNDICATE
Live Act: EUROPE
Internantional Hard Rock: NIGHTWISH - "Dark Passion Play"
International Metal: MACHINE HEAD - "The Blackening"
International Live Act: W.A.S.P. Watch the award presentations below.