Best Album: 'Stalingrad' by Accept
The Metal album of the year by a mile. 'Blood Of The Nations' was almost perfect. This is even better.
Best Single/EP: 'Cry Thunder' by Dragonforce
My single of the year. It shows a new direction for the band, proves there's life after ZP and is positively life affirming!
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Best Promo Video: 'Living On The Run' by H.E.A.T.
Infectiously catchy and I have a ticket to see them in 2013. Jon Bon Jovi has his ass handed to him by the Swedes!
Best Gig: Anthrax at Islington
In short, I'm getting way too old for this. Anthrax destroyed me. It was an astonishing, phenomenal display of power and precision.
Best Band: Europe. And also Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators
Both bands deserve a mention because they were on top of their game in 2012.
Most annoying moment:
Axl Rose can't start his concerts on time. Self-indulgent a$$hole. It's time the Metal public made a stand and stopped buying his tickets. Plus the support at the O2, Thin Lizzy, were way better.
Looking forward to in 2013:
New material by Judas Priest. Enough said. \m/
Jonathan Churchill. MetalTalk.net \m/
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