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Online Metal Awards Winners Announced

With over 2000 votes this year, the winners of the 2003 Online Metal Awards have been announced, and are as follows:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
Twisted Method - Escape From Cape Coma
Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Death Roll
Kamelot - Epica
Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Iron Maiden
Twisted Method
Opeth
Lamb Of God
Children Of Bodom

LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Iron Maiden
Opeth
Twisted Method
Children of Bodom
Metallica

BEST NEWCOMER

Twisted Method
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Darkness
Devil Driver
Evanescence

BEST WEBSITE

SMNnews.com
Iron Maiden.com
TwistedMethod.com
SwedishMetal.net (equal 4th)
MetalStorm.ee (equal 4th)

BEST ONLINE STORE

The End Records
HotTopic.com
JSRDirect.com
Infinity1.com
BlackMetal.com

BEST OFFLINE STORE

Hot Topic (chain) - USA
HMV (chain) - Worldwide
Metal Haven - Chicago, IL, USA
Newbury Comics (chain) - USA
Vintage Vinyl (chain) - USA

BEST LABEL

Century Media
Nuclear Blast
Roadrunner
Relapse
Metal Blade

BEST OFFLINE RADIO

89.5FM WSOU (USA
XFM - London, UK
WAAF - Boston, USA
Arrow Classic ROck, USA
WDBM, USA

BEST ONLINE RADIO

Snakenet Radio
UM Radio
KNAC.com
Blackmetalradio.com
Total Rock

BEST UNSIGNED ACT

Summer Dying
Thales
Lilitu
Mod Flanders Conspiracy
Woods Of Ypres

BEST TOUR

Iron Maiden 2003 Tours
OzzFest 2003
MTV Headbangers Ball
Dimmu Birgir et.al. (Nevermore etc)
Opeth

BEST FESTIVAL

Wacken Open Air, Germany
Download Festival, Donington, UK
ProgPower IV, Atlanta, USA
New Jersey Metal Fest
New England Metal Fest

Metal Underground .com didn't take any home or even get a mention this year (boohoo). So spread the word about us, tell your fellow metalheads, and we'll see about next year! ;-)

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