The 2nd Annual Grizzly Awards, the only awards event that honors faith-based metal rock and roll, announced this year’s winners during a livestream event broadcast to Facebook on February 20.
In addition to winner announcements, the event featured a blend of prerecorded and live performances from The Protest, Disciple, Spoken, Project 86, Theody, and The Midnight Wedding. Presenters included Josiah Prince of Disciple, Nate Parrish, Jake Jones of As We Ascend, Lauren Kinder of Theody, and Caitlin Trlak of The Midnight Wedding. The livestream is available for replay on Facebook, and will be available soon on YouTube.
You can find a full list of winners below:
Livestream of the Year Winner: Disciple
Album of the Year Winner: Fireflight Who We Are
Metalcore Song of the Year Winner: Fit for a King “Breaking the Mirror”
Rock Song of the Year Winner: The Protest “Greater”
Electronic Rock Song of the Year Winner: Amongst Wolves “Defender”
Alt Rock Song of the Year Winner: Off Road Minivan “YOU”
Classic Metal Song of the Year Winner: Chaotic Resemblance “Unto the Lamb”
Song of the Year Winner: Zahna “Look What You Made Me Do”
Music Video of the Year Winner: Bayless “Ready Aim”
Vocalist (Scream) of the Year Winner: Matt McNamara (As Lions and Lambs)
Vocalist (Clean) of the Year Winner: Dawn Michele (Fireflight)
Guitarist of the Year Winner: JR Bareis
Bassist of the Year Winner: Ken Reed
Drummer Winner: Jarob Bramlett
Producer of the Year Winner: Josiah Prince
Bonus Category Fan Choice: Relent
The Grizzly Awards selected winners based on a combination of 4,500 fan votes and the votes of a panel of 15 industry experts. In the future, the Grizzlies plan to transition to non-profit status in order to continue finding ways to support the heavy music community.
To keep up with The Grizzly Awards (and be the first to know when nominations open for next year), make sure you’re following them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.