Thanks once again to everyone who voted in our 1st Annual Readers Choice Awards! Over 1,100 votes were cast and 46 albums nominated!
Our original plan was to feature the top 10 vote-getting albums. However, due to a three-way tie for the last spot, we have 12 albums instead! Let’s see if you can identify the albums in the collage below!
Thanks very much to Mimi of the UtF staff for putting this image together!
So, now you see the covers of the honored albums. Here is a more detailed list of the winners:
1. Modified – Modified
2. Dama – Eirwen
3. (tie) Stream of Passion – Darker Days
3. (tie) Echoterra – Land of the Midnight Sun
5. Crysalys – The Awakening of Gaia
6. Nemesea – The Quiet Resistance
7. Amaranthe – Amaranthe
8. Only Fate Remains – Breathe
9. Benedictum – Dominion
10. (tie) Cassandra Syndrome – Satire X
10. (tie) Draconian – A Rose for the Apocalypse
10. (tie) Noctura – Surrender the Sun
Once again, thanks to everyone who voted this year! The Awards were a great success – so let’s have it again next year, shall we?
Stream of Passion
Our readers must love the Dutch/Mexican symphonic metal band fronted by the lovely Marcela Bovio. Stream of Passion took the lead on the poll’s first day and ran away with it faster than you can say ¡Arriba! Thus, Stream of Passion is Unleash the Furies’ Band of the Month for July 2011!
Click here to visit of Band of the Month page on Stream of Passion.
Our July 2011 poll is now our most successful BotM to date! Over 5,800 votes were cast before the results shaped up as follows:
- Stream of Passion: 2823 votes (48.5%)
- Kells: 1731 votes (29.74%)
- Skeptical Minds: 689 votes (11.84%)
- Benedictum: 539 votes (9.26%)
- Visions of Atlantis: 39 votes (0.67%)
Many, many thanks to everyone who voted! We appreciate it so much!
Here are our nominees for Band of the Month Poll for August 2011:
- Die So Fluid, a hard rock trio from London, United Kingdom. Die So Fluid is currently on the road promoting its third album, The World is Too Big for One Lifetime.
- Dimlight, a symphonic metal band from Athens, Greece. The band is currently in the studio finishing its second album and is gearing up for an appearance at the D-Festival on July 8th with headliners Rotting Christ.
- Eyes Set to Kill, an alternative metalcore band from Tempe, Arizona. ESTK recently finished the Horror Nights Tour with headliner Aiden and has currently scheduled an August 9th date for the release of their fourth album, White Lotus, via their own label Maphia Management.
- Kerion, a French symphonic metal band. Kerion’s latest album, The Origins, was released in 2010 and was inspired by the writings of fantasy writer Chris Barberi.
- Omega Lithium, a Croatian industrial gothic metal band. Omega Lithium’s second album, Kinetic, was released last month and is considered to be one of the most highly anticipated “femme metal” releases of 2011.
To cast your vote, visit our WordPress site and scroll down to find the poll on the right-hand sidebar. Voting closes on Sunday, July 31st, and you can vote once a day!
Which bands would you like to see featured in our next Band of the Month Poll? Let us know by sending an email to email@example.com!