The Nominations for the Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2012 are out – and there are quite a few surprises in store.
Goddess Gagged and Providence lead the pack with a whopping seven nominations each. The only category they both haven’t been nominated for is the ‘best keyboardist’, considering they both don’t. Have. One. That’s called killing it for you. Bangalore outfit Eccentric Pendulum also have multiple nominations as well as Mumbai’s experimental metal band Pangea.
Amazingly though, Keshav Dhar-led Skyharbor (which incidentally just opened for Lamb of God in Bangalore) which is the band EVERYONE’s been talking about nowadays managed to earn just three nominations.
The Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2012 will take place on the 1st of July 2012 at Blue Frog, Mumbai.
The entire list of nominees are as follows:
Persepolis – Dark Helm
Winding the Optics – Eccentric Pendulum
Resurfaces – Goddess Gagged
Snails Are When I Was Young – Pangea
Vanguard – Providence
“The Axioms of Aphotic Expressions” – Eccentric Pendulum
“Visionary” – Goddess Gagged
“Every Photo Doesn’t Have a Ghost” – Pangea
“Watch Them Fall” – Providence
“Maeva” – Skyharbor
Nikhil Vastarey – Eccentric Pendulum
Siddharth Basrur – Goddess Gagged
Aman Virdi – Noiseware
Sunneith Revankar – Providence
Sunneith Revankar – Skyharbor
Devesh Dayal & Arman Menzies – Goddess Gagged
Adhiraj Singh & Aniket Patni – Noiseware
Akshay Rajpurohit – Pangea
Shezan Shaikh & Charan Singh Pathania – Providence
Keshav Dhar – Skyharbor
Vibhas Venkatraman – Eccentric Pendulum
Jeremy D’Souza – Goddess Gagged
Ifty Sarwar – Insane Prophecy
Gautam Deb – Noiseware
Aaron Pinto – Providence
Shubhrayu De – Dark Helm
Arun Natarajan – Eccentric Pendulum
Krishna Jhaveri – Goddess Gagged
Xulfi Nawaz – Insane Prophecy
Srikanth Rao – Providence
Vivek Arun – Amethysts
Taz James – Chaotic Years
Aniketh Shankar – Dark Helm
Antriksh Bali – Ebonix
Shadaab Kadri– Pangea
Fans will be able to vote for their favourites to win in three categories – Best Song, Best Album and Best Band. To vote, go to the Rolling Stone Metal Awards website.