Last Friday, the Metal Hammer Awards show took place at Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany. Several Nuclear Blast bands were nominated in the nine categories and three of them took home an award. Congratulations, AVANTASIA, KREATOR & AVATARIUM! Best Album: AVANTASIA - »Ghostlights« Tobias Sammet (lead vocals, bass) Photo credit: Severin Schweiger Best German Band: KREATOR Miland "Mille" Petrozza (vocals, guitars) & Sami Yli-Sirniö (guitars) Photo credit: Severin Schweiger Up And Coming: AVATARIUM Marcus Jidell (guitars) & Jennie-Ann Smith (vocals) Photo credit: Severin Schweiger Order the lastest albums of the three Metal Hammer Award-certified bands here: AVANTASIA - »Ghostlights«: KREATOR - »Dying Alive«: AVATARIUM - »The Girl With The Raven Mask«: