JON OLIVA Nominated For Lifetime Achievement Award

According to a posting at, SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the first annual Hard Music Awards, set to be held on Thursday, August 4 at the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida.

The Hard Music Awards are being established to offer hard music artists acknowledgement for their efforts in a typically unrecognized music genre. The event organizers will be featuring Florida-based acts, both signed and unsigned, though next year their focus will be on expanding to a national event. Winners will be chosen through extensive online polling. Only one vote per person will be counted. Other artists nominated in the Lifetime Achievement category are CURSE MACKEY, DEICIDE, GENITORTURERS, MARILYN MANSON and MORBID ANGEL.

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