The organizers of The Best Ukrainian Metal Act, the annual award instituted by ІnshaMuzyka label, announced this year’s nominees.
The list includes progressive metalheads Azathoth Circle (Kyiv), hardcore band Bojevilla (Kyiv), death metal band Beyond the Pleasure (Kyiv), oriental metal act Ignea (Kyiv), last year’s nominees hardcore band The Nietzsche (Odesa), formed by Megamass, Tol, and Psionic Arc members — deathcore band Velikhan (Kyiv), and the owner of 2015’s main award hardcore band Space of Variations (Vinnytsia). The special guests of the event will be the winners of 2016’s main award — Jinjer.
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The seven nominees will compete for The Best Ukrainian Metal Act's main award "Best Metal Band", which will be determined during the voting by the event’s visitors after the performance of all groups. In addition to the main category, the organizers will give two awards for "Best Metal Album" and "Best Metal Video" to the group, decided by BUMA’s jury. The nominees in these categories will be selected from the bands which have presented its releases (including EPs) and music videos from December 1, 2016, to December 1, 2017. The Best Ukrainian Metal Act is to take place on December 23 at the Bingo club, Kyiv, Ukraine.
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The last year’s two awards for "Best Metal Band" and "Best Metal Video" (for the video clip "I Speak Astronomy") were received by Jinjer, and the statuette "Best Metal Album" (for the release "Sounds Like Murder") was given to Septa.