After one month of voting, nearly 6,000 votes cast and countless sharing across all social media platforms by us and nominees alike, the time has come to announce the winners of the GMA Awards 2019.
But before that happens, there will be a change to how the nominees are cast. For 10 months of the year we will be running a series of rounds from which the 10 finalists will be recognised for the annual event.
The system will work as thus: nominees elected in the month of January are voted for in February... February nominees voted in March, etc and finishes with nominees in October being voted for in November - the finalists will then be voted for across the month of December and into early January 2021; finishing 8th January 2021.
Now that's put out into the open, we can finally reveal the winners of the GMA Awards 2019.
Release Of The Year
Best Live Act
Breakthrough African Metal Band
Breakthrough Asian Metal Band
Breakthrough European Metal Band
Breakthrough UK Metal Band
Breakthrough North & Central American Metal Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Metal Band
Breakthrough South American Metal Band
Breakthrough International Metal Band
Festival Of The Year
Music Video Of The Year
Global Metal Ambassador 2019
* Later withdrawn by request of nominee.
The first single of the Heavy Metal Band Skinflint from Botswana - "Chief Of The Ghosts" was released on Soundcloud. The release date of the Skinflint album "Chief Of the Ghosts“ on CD is July 7th, 2017. The pre-order phase will start on June 23th, 2017 in our webshop.
Skinflint from Botswana, a country that is not well known for traditional Metal or Rock in general, already can be considered to one of the old guards on our label. Very rightly, albums like"Iklwa“ (2010) and "Dipoko“ (2012) are small classics nowadays in the underground. A perfect combination between traditional Heavy/Epic Metal and decent African folk music.
The trio around Giuseppe "Juice“ Sbrana continues with their old tradition also on the fifth long player "Chief Of The Ghosts“. Rough and simple, yet with much sensitivity for the decent exotic touch, there are nine new songs, again partly sung in their native language Setswana.
Those who already love the predecessors won’t be disappointed with "Chief Of The Ghosts“ at all.
Chief Of The Ghosts @ Soundcloud
Giuseppe Sbrana - vocals, guitars
Kebonye Nkoloso - bass
Sandra Sbrana - drums
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