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Few MTV Video Music Award Nominations For Heavy Bands This Year

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The only notable "heavy" bands nominated for 2006's MTV Video Music Awards are Avenged Sevenfold and 10 Years. Avenged Sevenfold was nominated for Best New Artist In A Video for their video for "Bat Country". 10 Years was nominated for Best Direction In A Video and Best Art Direction In A Video for their "Wasteland" video, directed by Kevin Kerslake.

You can read about all the rest of the mainstream nominations in the full MTV.com article.

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1. Ostracised writes:

Which is why I stand by my opinion that MTV is no longer about music, and hasn't been for a long time. MTV sucks. There needs to be someone with the $$$ and the testicular fortitude to start up a cable channel that plays nothing but metal videos and concerts. That'll put MTV under, or make them realign their focus on wht the channel's name means.

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. lorlor writes:

I agree, MTV sucks big, juicy as*ses now. All they ever play is reality shows about young, retarded, hip-hop people who have the IQ of a lobster, and no common sense. And when they do play videos, its all about the URBAN hip hop crap that is taking over our youth~! GROSS! That whole scene and life style makes me feel hostile!

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KORNDOGG writes:

f*** MTV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metal2death writes:

MTV BLOWS!! i saw the all that rocks and a bunch of sh**ty stuff won like avenged sevenfold instead of mastodon and lamb of god. there should be a station purely dedicated to actual METAL. not most of the new hard core sh** but actual founding music.

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Deathbatgirl writes:

mtv is gay they dont play enough avenged sh** just all thise gay wanksters but avenged didnt win anything from all that roxx they were nominated but didnt win sh** i guess the loser voters liked the little losers mcr and panic at the disco better how gay!!!!!!!

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. killingtime writes:

MTV is for the masses.
Once you realize that you can stop complaining.

Lorlor I agree - they provide the music fads. It also makes me feel rather hostile when I'm forced to listen to rap or hip-hop or radio pop... I'd rather not be auditorally raped, so I avoid MTV. If I do watch it, it's to find out what sucks in the music scene these days.

The metal they do play is - 9 times out of 10 - weak-ass whining made for those who aren't deep into the genre and never will be if they keep watching that junk.

Oh well. There are some of us who aren't sheparded by the popular media. Don't want to listen to what's "popular". Don't even want to be one of those kinds of people. Our tastes are varied, we shun the collectiveness provoked by bad (yet popular) music. Yet MTV apparently knows what's in... good heavy metal's not it, not in.

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Night_terror987 writes:

wow....you know I dont think I know the bands. (sevenfold, 10 Years) Well shows you how much people dont know about metal. and about all of you b****n, just dont pay any attention to this crap. I do agree that mtv has retarted shows, thats why i dont watch! YOU SHOULD DO THE SAME!

# Aug 1, 2006 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. AscendTrivium writes:

I just hope AFI wins what their nominated for hehe :D

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Deathbatgirl writes:

whatever. i dont like mtv. i only watch it when they rarely have somethin a7x okay and i HATE pop!!!!!!!

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FAllenAngel writes:

i agree mtv went f***ing gay when they started having reality shows and sh**... if its called music television then lay some f***ing music goddammit. and it should be more about metal instead of rap, hip-hop and pop. and there SHOULD be more A7X on that sh**...

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dark_Vengeance writes:

THis f***ing drives me crazy..all the damn "Music" channels either play..pop or even worse rap/hip hop...i cant stand it! Avenged Sevenfold and many other bands are way better than this and they deserve more than being played maybe once or twice early in the morning.. I hope mtv can gets some sense knocked into them and cut all the lame a$$ reality shows that are 100% FAKE! and put some real hardcore music on..

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Vayne Theories writes:

Avenged Sevenfold is no better then a pop band, frankly id rather clean my ear with a nail gun then listen to either.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Deathbatgirl writes:

so go and do that then and while your at it be sure and ram a few nails into your peasized brain and leave a7x alone they rock!!!!!

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. FallenAngel writes:

haha...id rather listen to f***ing jazz than hear you complain about a7x... boo hoo go shove ur nail gun up ur a$$ p***y... A7X f***ing rocks!!!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

hey man. acid jazz is some of the craziest funkiest stuff you'll ever hear. ANYBODY would rather listen to that than a lot of things.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Terminator writes:

i thought they said that two metal bands were nominated, well where the f*** are the metal bands? A7X and 10 years aren't metal, their pop-rock. funny, i read an article about how A7X was complaining that they wanted to be considered a legitamate metal band and wanted the teen magazines to quit featuring them in articles. THEN QUIT WRITING GAY TEENY SONGS!!! True metal was made for the underground to rebel against this putrid sh** anyway. but i agree, cable definately needs a channel dedicated to real metal.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Deathbatgirl writes:

how nice that you agree on something but avenged is a metal band so leave em alone!!

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DEath BAt writes:

Yeah cause I guess Vinnie paul and Dream Theater and Metallica all liking a7x calling them the new metal flag carriers means there not metal. The only people who have a saw about metal are the ones who have impacted the genre. And if they say a7x is metal than they are.

# Sep 1, 2006 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DEath BAt writes:

PS A7X Won a Moonman

Suck It!

# Sep 1, 2006 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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