The Heavy Music Awards are one of our favourite events of the year. As with so many this year, the event can not go ahead in person as planned at the 02 Kentish Town tonight. Fear not you’ll not have to wait a year for your The Heavy Music Awards fix as this year’s main event has moved online.

Tonight (Thursday 3 September 2020) the fourth annual Heavy Music Awards will now take place, premiering on Twitch from 8.30 pm BST.

The event will feature exclusive, live performances by The Hunna. As well as Holding Absence, Heart Of A Coward, Wargasm, Coldbones and HAWXX, with Kerrang! Radio’s Sophie K and Jon Mahon hosting the show. Amazon Music celebrates its first year as headline sponsor of the HMAs by presenting both the Best Album and Best UK Band awards, while further categories are backed by Ticketmaster, O2 Forum Kentish Town, eOne, Primordial Radio, Moshhh, AfterLive Music and Subfrantic.

Along with finding out who this year’s winners are we are most excited for the live line-up. The events live performances are by some of rock and metal’s most exciting artists have been filmed at the state-of-the-art AfterLive Music / Subfrantic studios by long-time Heavy Music Awards partners Moshhh.

The Heavy Music Awards will host six acts, representing the broad spectrum of UK rock and metal in 2020. The incredible Welsh four-piece Holding Absence will bring their soaring choruses, heartbreaking lyrics and thundering riffs to the HMA20 stage. London’s fast-rising alt-metal quartet HAWXX, instrumental prog metallers Coldbones, the industrial-tinged punk outfit Wargasm, and much-loved metal heavyweights Heart Of A Coward. Finally, The Hunna. Fresh from recording their latest EP I Wanna Know in LA with legendary producer John Feldmann which features a guest appearance by Blink-182’s Travis Barker.

The Heavy Music Awards co-founder Dave Bradley said, “The adversity facing live music right now made us even more determined to keep the HMAs alive. We believe it’s more important than ever to shout as loud as we can about the exceptional talent across heavy music – from the artists to the hard-working teams behind the scenes – and we are proud to do our part to keep the wheels turning until normality returns.”

The Heavy Music Awards will be streaming on Twitch from 8.30pm BST, Thursday 3 September 2020 – Link Here will take you to the stream: Pre-show starts at 8:30 pm.