No plaques here. Not yet.
There are thousands of bands in Africa. Yes, thousands. The reason behind this 1st AudioInferno.com African Rock Music Awards (ARMA) was promotion, appreciation and acknowledgement. We all know there are bands in Africa, it’s probably time you saw them, heard them all. We promised not to hold on to the category winners for long and we plan on keeping that promise.
However, before we announce the winners, we have some honourable mentions here. This is us showing support and appreciation to bands that have shown AudioInferno.com the most support, retweeting our tweets, talking about us constantly, sharing our posts regularly or even promoting in their countries. Here are the bands that deserve our honourable mentions:
- Last Year’s Tragedy
- Zombies Ate My Girlfriend
- Lust of a Dying breed
- Metal Orizon
- Insomniac Diaries
We thank you guys, we love your work and we look forward to having you guys often on the website. Also, a special shout-out to Metal4Africa.com for continuing to slay in the African Metal scene after so long. And now, here are the Winners of every category you all voted on. We say at this point, may the best bands win…
Winner: Above Atlas
Winner: Clay (AKA Clayrocksu)
Winner: Sonja of Terminatryx
Winner: Bury Your Fallen Dreams by Last Year’s Tragedy
Winner: Blinded by Persona
Winner: Desecrated Deeds to Desease by Overthrust
Winner: Turn Around by ParkingLotGrass feat. Clay
Winner: Sons of Robots by Rash
Winner: The Machine by Set For The Sky
And there you have it, the votes have been counted and the bands with the most votes won. This year 2016, we will be looking out for more bands and we will also be expanding on the categories, too. With all the awesome music we see here everyday, it’ll be a crime if we came back with the same categories again. We appreciate you following the awards faithfully, we hope you give every single band and song and album a listen (well, at least try anyway.)
Remember to support your local rock bands by attending shows, buying their music and merchandise and just making people aware that rock music not only exists in Africa but is very good!
Cheers and rock on \m/
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