Online rock/metal magazine Loudwire is getting ready to host their inaugural Loudwire Music Awards ceremony on October 24 at the Novo in downtown Los Angeles, and it looks like the show is going to be killer! More importantly -- for us, anyway -- darn near every category has ESP players among the nominees, and some categories are nearly full of musicians and bands with ESP players in them. Official voting has opened, so if you want to show your support for these great ESP players listed below, visit their site and do it now!
Below are the nominated ESP players and their bands in their respective categories.
HARD ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Korn (ESP player: Brian "Head" Welch)
HARD ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR
Of Mice & Men, “Unbreakable” (ESP player: Alan Ashby)
METAL SONG OF THE YEAR
DragonForce, “Ashes of the Dawn” (ESP player: Frédéric Leclercq)
Obituary, “Sentence Day” (ESP players: Ken Andrews and Terry Butler)
Pallbearer, “I Saw The End” (ESP player: Devin Holt)
MOST DEDICATED FANS
Babymetal (ESP players: Kami Band)
Rammstein (ESP player: Richard Z. Kruspe)
Bill Kelliher, Mastodon (w/Brent Hinds)
Frank Bello, Anthrax