Heavy metal outfit POWDERBURN were recognized as the top metal artist at the 2005 Austin Music Awards (AMAs) last week. The AMAs is an annual awards ceremony held during the city's SXSW Music Festival. Awards go to artists of various genres who receive the most votes per The Austin Chronicle, the city's leading entertainment magazine and co-sponsorer of the AMAs. "Thanks so much to everyone who voted time and time again!" commented POWDERBURN vocalist/guitarist Ken Lockman. "We've worked our butts off over the last few years and it's great to know that people have noticed."

This is the third year in a row that the Jagermeister-sponsored band POWDERBURN, has been awarded "Best Metal Band" at the AMAs. "It's a great feeling and an honor to know that fans dig our live shows and support us the way they do," noted Manny Escamilla, the band's manager. "It makes all our hard work, commitment, and sweat that goes into this band worth it all."

Fans can catch POWDERBURN's next Austin show at The Backroom on Saturday, March 26. POWDERBURN will also perform next month on the spring edition of the Jagermeister Music Tour with headliner ALTER BRIDGE at La Villa Real Special Events Center in McAllen, Texas.


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