This year, Metal Hammer Germany will award their annual Metal Hammer Awards for the fifth time on Friday, September 13, at the “Kesselhaus” in Berlin, Germany, with live performances coming from KREATOR and POWERWOLF, among others. Again, many of Nuclear Blast’s bands can be found among the nominees. To make sure that they receive their well-deserved decorations, head over to and cast your votes! The following Nuclear Blast bands are nominated: “Best Album“ AMORPHIS - »Circle« HYPOCRISY - »End Of Disclosure« ENSLAVED - »RIITIIR« WINTERSUN - »TIME I« KREATOR - »Phantom Antichrist« TESTAMENT - »Dark Roots Of Earth« GRAND MAGUS - »The Hunt« “Best Band International” AMORPHIS NIGHTWISH TESTAMENT WINTERSUN ”Best German Band” AVANTASIA KREATOR DORO DESTRUCTION ”Best Debut” ORCHID - »The Mouths Of Madness« ”Best Live Band” KREATOR AVANTASIA TESTAMENT ”Metal Anthem” AMORPHIS – `Hopeless Days´ KREATOR - `Phantom Antichrist´ HYPOCRISY - `End Of Disclosure´ TESTAMENT - `Native Blood´ AVANTASIA - `Invoke The Machine´ “Legend” MITCH LUCKER SCOTT IAN ABBATH DORO PESCH ”God Of Riffs” ALEXI LAIHO WOLF HOFFMANN JANNE “JB” CHRISTOFFERSSON SCOTT IAN ”Up And Coming” ORCHID LOST SOCIETY KADAVAR THY ART IS MURDER For further information and tickets, visit