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Swedish Metal Awards Winners Announced

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The Swedish Metal Awards were held at the Grand Hotel in Falkenberg, Sweden on January 26, 2008. Over 58,000 fans voted via the Swedish Metal Awards web site.

The winners are as follows:

Hard-rock: Hardcore Superstar - Dreamin' In A Casket
Death Metal: Arch Enemy - Rise Of The Tyrant
Heavy/Power Metal: Sabaton - Metalizer
Glam/Sleaze: Crashdiet - Unattractive Revolution
Punk/Hardcore: Dia Psalma - Djupa Skogen
Metal: Pain - Psalms Of Extinction
Alternative Metal: Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
Best Newcomers: Sonic Syndicate
Best Live Act: Europe
Best Foreign Hard-rock: Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
Best Foreign Metal: Machine Head - The Blackening
Best Foreign Live Act: W.A.S.P.

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1. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Yes Sabaton, just started listening to them good job guys. Wouldn't think Arch Enemy would get an award for Death Metal, good album. Good job for Dark Tranquillity. But god damn Sonic Syndicate, saw them open for Amon Amarth, really really not into them

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

What the f***?! No mention of black metal?!?! Thats weak of a country who has a huge export market of black metal!

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. cruor writes:

Dark Tranquillity winning alternative metal?

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

lmao ya I know no fukkin black metal

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

Its very weak indeed. I know most bm bands dont care or even want an an award, but there should atleast be an attempt to give them some form of an award. To not do so is stupid.

# Jan 29, 2008 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. kallah writes:

*Best Foreign Hard-rock: Nightwish - Dark Passion Play*

What the f*ck? Nightwish is POWER METAL, not freaking rock. WTF are they smoking?

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7. thepro writes:

sonic syndicate r fking sexc as!!!!!!

# Jan 29, 2008 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. blackpool writes:

i think we all have to be patience untill ((norway)) metal awards for some good black results ...."rock and alternative in sweden ? this is shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame"

# Jan 29, 2008 @ 7:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. mike s. writes:

where is soilwork or scar symmetry in there?

# Jan 29, 2008 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. GOD writes:

Sweden has a great Black Metal scene, sure they dont care about awards, and probobly dont even want one....But I agree with Kalis, there should be an attempt to give them an award....They deserve it.

# Jan 29, 2008 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Westfallen writes:

I agree with post 3. Sounds like they had to lump in DT somewhere. Fiction will go down as a classic metal album.

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