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IRISH METAL POLL AWARDS 2017

January 15, 2018

 

 

Welcome to what we hope to be, the first annual Irish Metal Poll Awards!

 

First and foremost sincere thanks to you and everyone else who voted for your favourites in the following eleven categories for 2017 which were:

 

 

  1. IRISH BAND OF THE YEAR

  2. IRISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  3. IRISH E.P. OF THE YEAR

  4. BEST NEW IRISH BAND

  5. IRISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  6. BEST ALBUM ARTWORK

  7. BEST PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  8. BEST IRISH MEDIA SITE OF THE YEAR

  9. BEST FESTIVAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

  10. BEST RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR

  11. VENUE OF THE YEAR 

 

The idea was first tried out in 2014 but not since, so we decided to try it again this year, see how it went down and take it from there.

The feedback to the poll was pretty overwhelming with an final count of 1,850 individual responses. So to add a little more weight and recognition there are prizes, in the form of framed certificates designed by 'Seven8ths Creations', issued to each of the winners in the main categories:

 

 

  1. IRISH BAND OF THE YEAR

  2. IRISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  3. IRISH E.P. OF THE YEAR

  4. BEST NEW IRISH BAND

  5. IRISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  6. BEST ALBUM ARTWORK

(If you are reading this and have won in your category,  but you are not listed above and  would like  to receive a prize certificate, please simply email: metalradioireland@gmail.com)

 

I think you'll agree that 2017 was a particularly strong year for Irish Metal, as the winners and runner ups wholly demonstrate, with some fantastic original releases by incredibly talented bands both upcoming and established. 

So without any further ado, here are the results for 2017.

 

 

 

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IRISH BAND OF THE YEAR:

 

1st -The Crawling

(Photograph by Kerri Clarke of Exposing Shadows Photography)

 

2nd - Ten Ton Slug

3rd - The Vicious Head Society

4th - Baleful Ceeed

5th - Na Cruithne

6th - Conjuring Fate

7th - Marabou

8th - Jenova

9th - Archáos

10th - Rabid Bitch Of The North 

11th - Ketos

12th - Coroza

13th - Sectile

14th - God Alone

15th (tied) - Words That Burn / Animator

 

(Created by Seven8ths Creations) 

 

 

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IRISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

 

1st -The Crawling - Anatomy Of Loss

2nd - Na Cruithne - Gairm An Fhiántais

3rd -The Vicious Head Society - Abject Tomorrow

4th - Baleful Creed - Seismic Shifter

5th - Between The Lines - Between The Lines

6th (tied) -zhOra - Ethos Pathos Logos / Conjuring Fate - Valley Of Shadows 

7th - Rabid Bitch Of The North - Nothing But a Bitter Taste

8th -Xero - Beyond The Glass

9th (tied) - Overoth - The Forgotten Tome / Elder Druid - Carmina Satanae 

10th - Old Season - Beyond The Black

11th - Legion Of Wolves - Bringers of The Dark Sleep

12th - Unkindness Of Ravens - The Perfect Dark

13th - Nautilus - The Wrath Of The Sea

14th (tied) - Stereo Nasty - Twisting The Blade / Apostate Viaticum - Before the Gates of Gomorrah (tied)

15th - Acidwhore (Strawberry Stew) - Midas Touch

16th - Scimitar - Where Darkness Dwells

17th (tied) - Outis - The Sacred and the Profane / Slomatics - Futurians: Live At Roadburn 

18th - Dread Sovereign - For Doom The Bell Tolls

19th - Debridement - Vomited Forth From The Earth

20th - Owlcrusher - Owl Crusher

 

 

(Created by Seven8ths Creations) 

 

 

 

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IRISH EP OF THE YEAR:

 

1st -Ten Ton Slug - Blood & Slime

2nd - Drakonis - The Great Miasma

 

3rd - Jenova - The Less You Know, The More You Sleep

 

4th - Ketos - Rise

 

5th - Animator - The Venom Within

 

6th - Coroza - Coroza

 

7th - God Alone - Intivim

 

8th - Sectile -Sectile

 

9th - Shrouded - Ominous Divinity

 

10th - Cursed Sun - The Amygdala

 

11th - Bailer - PTSD

 

12th - Aponym - Deus Incognitus

 

13th - This Place Hell - Contempt

 

14th (tied) - Zhi Ren - Who Fucked The Monkey!?/ Weedpriest - Consummate Darkness 

 

15th - Dream Awake - Don't Hold Your Breath

 

16th (tied) - Stonecarver - Doom Gloom & Shrooms/ Neamhní - Vermin 

 

17th -The Magnapinna - #Hashtag

 

18th (tied) - Wild Rocket - Dissociation Mechanics/

The Dystopian Project - Paradigm/ Scáth

Na Déithe - Pledge Nothing But Flesh/

Coscradh - Of Death And Delirium 

 

19th - Following the signs - Following the signs

 

20th (tied)- Hornets - Witch Hunt/ Death The Leveller - Death The Leveller

 

 

(Created by Seven8ths Creations) 

 

 

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BEST NEW IRISH BAND

 

1st - Jenova

(Photograph by Laura Ní Dhuinn of Into The Woods Photography)

 

2nd - Unkindness Of Ravens

 

3rd - Elder Druid

 

4th - Stranglewire

 

5th - God Alone

 

6th - This Place Hell

 

7th - Archaos

 

8th - Sectile

 

9th (tied)- Xero / Ironborne / Neamhní 

 

10th -Third Island

 

11th - Peasant To A King

 

12th - Acid whore (AKA Strawberry Stew)

 

13th - Slung From A Tree

 

14th - Death The Leveller

 

15th - Aponym

 

 

 

(Created by Seven8ths Creations) 

 

 

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IRISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR

 

1st -Na Cruithne - Búltúr Marú

2nd - The Crawling - The Right To Crawl

 

3rd - Weedpriest - Vampyr

 

4th (tied) - Rabid Bitch Of The North - The Missionary / Jenova - Walking Dead 

 

5th - Conjuring Fate - Trust No One

 

6th - Marabou - Pig Killers

 

7th - Animator - Sticks And Stones

 

8th - Archaós - The Temptress

 

9th - Hedfuzy - The Lost Star

 

10th - The Magnapinna - Uniform

 

11th - Stranglewire - The Games They play

 

12th - B A I L E R - In For A Penny, In For A Pound

 

13th - Warpath - Upon His Return

 

14th - Overoth - The Keeper

 

15th - Outis - Deadbutterfly

 

 

(Created by Seven8ths Creations) 

 

 

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BEST ALBUM ARTWORK

 

1st - Conjuring Fate - Valley Of Shadows Artwork By Kym Horner

 2nd - The Crawling - Anatomy Of Loss Artwork By Travis Smith (Seempieces)

 

3rd - Rabid Bitch Of The North - Nothing But a Bitter Artwork By Taste Jason Hendry

 

4th - Ten Ton Slug - Blood & Slime Artwork By Eoghain Wynne

 

5th (tied) - Jenova - The Less You Know, The More You Sleep Artwork By

David Mooney and Martin McCormack/

Na Cruithne - Gairm An Fhiántais Artwork By Tia Friedel

 

6th (tied) - Sectile - Sectile Artwork ByGabriel Gaba /

Nautilus- Wrath Of The Sea Artwork By Luciana Nedelea

 

7th - zhOra - Ethos Pathos Logos Artwork By Jake Kobrin

 

8th (tied) - Archaos Artwork By Sarah Mackey Media /

Baleful Creed - Seismic Shifter Artwork By Mark Hylands

 

9th - Drakonis - The Great Miasma artwork – Artwork/Photo By Kerri Clarke of Exposing Shadows Photography

 

10th - The Vicious Head Society - Artwork By Fresh Fleshart

 

11th - Aponym - Deus Incognitus Artwork By Daniel Howard

 

12th - Old Season - Beyond The Black Artwork By Markus Vesper

 

13th - Overoth - The Forgotten Tome Artwork By Will Simpson

 

14th (tied) - Shrouded - Ominous Divinity Artwork By Tata Kumislizer Art /

Stereo Nasty - Twisting The Blade Artwork By Marc Schoenbach

 

15th -  (tied) Humanity Check - Humanity Check/ Xero Beyond The Glass

(Artist's Unknown)

 

 

(Created by Seven8ths Creations) 

 

 

 

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BEST PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

 

1st - The Distortion Project 

2nd - Dublin Metal Events

 

3rd - Bad Reputation Limerick

 

4th - Pethrophile Promotions (Cork)

 

5th - Overdrive (Dublin)

 

6th - Hexan Haus (Galway)

 

7th - Cosmonaut Music Cork

 

8th - Damage Inc Galway

 

9th - Subtle Beast Promotions

 

10th - Jetrocker (Dublin)

 

11th - EHT promotions (Dublin)

 

12th - PYRE (Cork)

 

13th - Hels Bells Promotions (N.Ireland)

 

14th - Finbar Hoban Presents (Mayo)

 

15th - Feast (Galway)

 

 

 

 

 

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BEST FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR

 

1st -Siege Of Limerick

2nd -Bloodstock Metal To The Masses

 

3rd -Urban Assault Cork

 

4th -Wacken Metal Battle Ireland

 

5th -No Sleep 'Til Dublin

 

6th -Dublin Doom Days

 

7th -Poser Holocaust (N.Ireland)

 

8th -Seshtival Festival

 

9th -Rock 4 Choice Ireland

 

10th -Rally of Lúgh LongArm

 

11th -Walpurgis Night

 

12th -Emerald Haze

 

13th -Gothic Species

 

14th -Rebellion Dublin

 

15th -Dark Arts Galway

 

 

 

 

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BEST IRISH MEDIA SITE OF THE YEAR

 

1st -Metal Ireland

2nd -Irish Metal Archive

 

3rd -Overdrive

 

4th -Burning Metal

 

5th -Overblown

 

6th -Black Staff Music

 

7th -Resounding Footsteps

 

8th - Planet Mosh

 

9th - Metal Radio Ireland

 

10th -Nialler 9

 

 

 

 

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BEST RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR

 

1st -The Cranium Titanium Metal Show

(Flirt FM)

2nd -The Metal Show (Limerick City FM)

 

3rd -Rebel Radio (Phoenix FM)

 

4th -The Moshpit (Dublin City FM)

 

5th -The Dark Side (Wired FM)

 

6th -Bleeding Eardrums (Flirt FM)

 

7th -High Voltage (Liffey sound FM)

 

8th -The Rock Stop​ (Wired FM)

 

9th -Blashyrkh (Room 101)

 

10th -Dead Air (Dublin City FM)

 

11th -Fuzzed Up radio show (Near FM)

 

12th -Caffeinated Frequencies (Room 101)

 

13th -Rotten Square Wave (Room 101)

 

14th -TTLG (Room 101)

 

15th - Across The Lines - BBC Radio

 

 

 

 

 

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BEST VENUE OF THE YEAR

 

1st - Dolans Warehouse Limerick

 

2nd - Lime Light Belfast

 

3rd - Fibber Magees Dublin

 

4th - Voo Doo Lounge (Dublin/ Belfast)

 

5th - The Academy Dublin

 

6th - Fred Zeplins Cork

 

7th - Spailpin Fanach Cork

 

8th - Sally Longs Galway

 

9th - Warzone Belfast

 

10th - Vicar St Dublin

 

11th - The Cellar Bar Galway

 

12th - Whelans Dublin

 

13th - Fozzy's Clonmel

 

14th -The Grand Social

 

15th -The Gypsy Rose

 

 

 

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The awards were also announced first and in collaboration with Flirt Fm's Cranium Titanium Metal Show.

 

You can find a link to the whole show here:

 So thats it for another year!

Massive congrats to everyone who is listed above.

 To be featured amongst such an array of talent is no mean feat.

Thank you for your outstanding contribution to the metal music scene here in Ireland.

'Til next year :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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