The three Categories below, Best New Rock Festival, Best New Album, and Best New Band of 2008, were voted on by HRH visitors over a two week period. The following award winners received the most votes in the 2008 Reader Awards!
There were a ton of awesome festivals all over the world including the Sweden Rock Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Rock The Bayou, Rocklahoma, The Mayhem Festival and a lot more. When Motley Crue took brought their festival tour all over the U.S., it gave more fans a chance to see a great bill with some really cool bands. Although Cruefest had the fewest amount of bands (Trapt, Sixx A.M., Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Motley Crue) of the festivals in this competition, more people were able to see attend this touring festival, and the vote was loud and clear. Cruefest was the top festival of 2008 and is Hard Rock Hideout’s 2008 Reader Award, Gold Award Winner!
In the final week of voting, AC/DC fans came of no where to push AC/DC’s Black Ice to the number one stop in 2008. As no surprise, “Black Ice” has been the top selling hard disc of 2008. It has already exceeded three million copies sold and quickly approaching the four million mark. Congratulations to AC/DC for winning the Best New Album of 2008 Gold Award!
The Best New Band of 2008 was the most heavily voted in category in the 2008 Reader Awards. There were some pretty amazing bands nominated in 2008, and the Syrym fans came out in mass numbers to push their band to the top. Syrym is the new band featuring former Babylon A.D. members, Ron Freschi, and Jamie Pacheo, as well as singer Jeffrey Winslow, and bassist Rich Talley. They are a great new band with a very good CD that is available now!. Check them out if you haven’t already at their website, Syrym.com. Congratulations to Syrym for winning Hard Rock Hideout’s 2008 Reader Awards, Best New Band of 2008, Gold Award!
Thanks to all of the fans who voted in this competition! Without your votes, this competition would not have been possible!
The Votes for Best Rock Festival of 2008 was a close one. In fact less than 50 votes seperate our Silver and Gold Award winners.
Rocklahoma has become one of the United States largest music festivals, attracting people from all over the world. The 2008 lineup included, Bret Michaels, Jetboy, XYZ, Triumph, Extreme, Armored Saint, Queensryche, Tesla, Firehouse, Jackyl, RATT, Sebastian Bach, Kingdom Come Night Ranger and many more bands. The festival was plagued by terrible weather in 2008, but it was still very much a fan favorite this year.
The voting on the last day of the Reader Awards was intense as fans from several different bands were logging their votes on the last day. Two bands rose above them all, and Jaded Sun nearly claimed the Gold Award in 2008. Nonetheless, Jaded Sun’s new album “Gypsy Trip” is a great new disc, and one you should definitely check out!
Less than 200 votes separated our Silver and Gold winners for Best New Album of 2008. Tesla’s Forever More was my favorite pick of 2008, as was many of yours. “Forever More” is easily one of the better albums in the Tesla catalog. It is one of the must own records in 2008.
Congratulations to the Silver Award Winners! Stop back tomorrow for our final awards day, and find out won the top honors in the 2008 Hard Rock Hideout Reader Awards!
The voting in the first annual HRH Reader Awards was nothing short of amazing, especially in the last week of voting when over 20,000 votes came in. There were three categories this year, Best Rock Festival, Best New Band, and Best New Album of 2008.
The Bronze Award Winners are listed below!
In 2008, the Sweden Rock Festival held in Norje, Sweden June 4 – 7th of 2008, held a huge roster of bands including Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Disturbed, Def Leppard, Fastway, Ace Frehley, Lizzy Borden, Gottard, RATT, Tesla, Whitesnake, Testament, Poison, Joe Satriani, Triumph, and several other bands. 2008 marked The Sweden Rock Festival’s 17th year. The Sweden Rock Festival received the third most votes in the 2008 Reader Awards.
The voting for Best New Band of 2008 was amazing, and the lead changed hands several times over the last few days. An honorable mention goes out to Airbourne, Pop Evil and Million Dollar Reload, who were all in the hunt, but were unable to crack the top three in votes.
Badmouth was one of Hard Rock Hideout’s Top Albums of 2008, and many of you must have thought they were one of the best new bands. Badmouth received over 5,000 votes to earn the Bronze Award in the Hard Rock Hideout 2008 Reader Awards.
The competition for the Best Album of 2008 was our most heated category in 2008. Honorable mentions go out to Motley Crue’s “Saints of Los Angeles”, Airbourne’s “Runnin’ Wild” and Metallica’s “Death Magnetic”. All three albums received a bunch of votes, but only three discs rose to the top. The voting was fiece and the results were very close. Buckcherry’s “Black Butterfly” receives the Bronze Award for Best New Album of 2008.
Come back tomorrow for the Silver Award recipients!