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Loudwire Music Awards 2017
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Participants Host:
Chris Jericho
Date October 24, 2017
Location Novo Theater
Los Angeles, California

The 2017 (1st) Loudwire Music Awards were held on October 24, 2017, at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles, California. Even though Loudwire had had online awards for years, this was their first live awards ceremony.


Artist(s) Song(s)
In This Moment

"Black Wedding" (with Rob Halford of Judas Priest)


Body Count

"No Lives Matter"

"Civil War" (with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth)

Nothing More

"Go to War"

"First of the Year (Equinox)" (Skrillex cover)

"Show Me How to Live" (Audioslave cover) (with Aaron Pauley of Of Mice & Men)




Power Trip

"Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)"

"(We Are) The Road Crew" (Motörhead cover) (with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed )


"Fell on Black Days" (Soundgarden cover)

"Cherry Bomb" (The Runaways cover) (with Lita Ford)


"Caught In a Mosh"

"Carry On My Wayward Son" (Kansas cover)

Avenged Sevenfold

"The Stage"


"God Damn"

"Hail to the King"


The following presented:

  • Chris Jericho, Steel Panther, and Eddie Money - present Best Guitarist Award
  • Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers - presented Humanitarian Award
  • Joey Kramer of Aerosmith - presented Best Drummer Award


Special Merit Awards[]

Courage Award

  • Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Honor

  • Rob Halford of Judas Priest

​Humanitarian Award

  • Sammy Hagar

​General Awards[]

Best Guitarist

  • Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders
  • Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold
  • Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher of Mastodon
  • Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro of Megadeth
  • Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge
  • Zakk Wylde of Ozzy Osbourne & Zakk Sabbath

Breakthough Band

  • Avatar
  • Beartooth
  • Bloodclot
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • King Woman
  • Royal Thunder

Best Bassist

  • Frank Bello of Anthrax
  • Derek Boyer of Suffocation
  • Rex Brown
  • Matt Freeman of Rancid
  • Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
  • Mike Kerr of Royal Blood

Metal Song of the Year

  • "No Lives Matter" by Body Count
  • "Ashes of the Dawn" by DragonForce
  • "Amateur Sketch" by Municipal Waste
  • "Sentence Day" by Obituary
  • "I Saw the End" by Pallbearer
  • "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)" by Power Trip

Hard Rock Song of the Year

  • "Run" by Foo Fighters
  • "Judas" by Fozzy
  • "Alone" by I Prevail
  • "Go to War" by Nothing More
  • "Unbreakable" by Of Mice & Men
  • "Monster" by Starset

Best Live Band

  • Amon Amarth
  • Anthrax
  • Behemoth
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • Iron Maiden

Best Vocalist

  • Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
  • Maria Brink of In This Moment
  • Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
  • Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge
  • MLNY Parsonz of Royal Thunder
  • Corey Taylor of Stone Sour

Best Drummer

  • Charlie Benante of Anthrax
  • Brann Dailor of Mastodon
  • Mario Duplantier of Gojira
  • Tomas Haake of Meshuggah
  • Matt Greiner of August Burns Red
  • Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah

Best New Artist

  • Black Map
  • Cover Your Tracks
  • Ded
  • Gone Is Gone
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Zeal & Ardor

Most Dedicated Fans

  • Babymetal
  • Blink-182
  • Halestorm
  • I Prevail
  • Iron Maiden
  • Rammstein

Hard Rock Artist of the Year

  • In This Moment
  • Korn
  • Papa Roach
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Starset
  • Stone Sour

Hard Rock Album of the Year

  • In•Ter • A•Li•A from At the Drive-In
  • The Boy Who Died Wolf from Highly Suspect
  • Crooked Teeth from Papa Roach
  • WICK from Royal Thunder
  • Vessels from Starset
  • Hydrograd from Stone Sour

Metal Artist of the Year

  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Body Count
  • Code Orange
  • Mastodon
  • Metallica
  • Power Trip

Metal Album of the Year

  • The Stage from Avenged Sevenfold
  • Bloodlust from Body Count
  • Forever from Code Orange
  • Emperor of Sand from Mastodon
  • Hardwired... To Self-Destruct from Metallica
  • Nightmare Logic from Power Trip

Artists with Multiple Nominations[]

The following artists have received multiple nominations:

  • Four: Iron Maiden, Mastodon
  • Three: Anthrax, Avenged Sevenfold, Body Count, Power Trip, Royal Thunder, Starset, Stone Sour
  • Two: Alter Bridge, Code Orange, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, In This Moment, I Prevail, Metallica, Papa Roach

The following artists have received multiple awards:

  • Two: Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour