OPETH, DISMEMBER and BURST are among the nominated artists in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the upcoming Manifest 2009 awards.

The Manifest awards are given out by SOM (Svenska Oberoende Musikproducenter) (Swedish Independent Musicproducers), an organization that consists of over 100 record labels. This year's awards ceremony will take place on February 6 at Nalen in Stockholm.

"Best Hard Rock/Metal" Manifest 2009 award nominees:

* BURST - "Lazarus Bird" (Relapse/Border)
* DISMEMBER - "Dismember" (Regain/Sound Pollution)
* GRAND MAGUS - "Iron Will" (Rise above/Border)
* OPETH - "Watershed" (Roadrunner/Bonnier Amigo)

"Best Punk/Hardcore" Manifest 2009 award nominees:

* DISCO VOLANTE - "We Are Forever" (Not enough)
* DISFEAR - "Live The Storm" (Relapse/Border)
* NITAD - "Ibland Kan Man Inte Hindra Sig Själv" (Kranium)
* MEANWHILE - "Reality Or Nothing" (Feral Ward)

For more information (in Swedish), visit www.manifestgalan.se.


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