The Metal Hall of Fame today announced it has included the additional sub-genres of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music into its voting categories. The fan vote, an extremely crucial part of the band/artist Induction process into the Metal Hall of Fame, is open on a year round basis. The voting form can be found atwww.themetalhalloffame.org.

The additional sub-genre voting categories are:

  • Hard Rock Metal
  • Progressive Metal
  • Thrash/Speed Metal
  • Black Metal
  • Death Metal
  • Doom Metal
  • Power Metal
  • Industrial Metal
  • Traditional/New Wave of British Heavy Metal
  • 70’s Hard Rock/Proto Metal
  • 90’s American Metal
  • Crossover Metal
  • Virtuoso Musicians

“There is an overwhelming demand to have numerous styles of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music included as a part of the Metal Hall of Fame voting process,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “As a result, we are excited to add all the sub-genres of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal to the nominating categories!! From all corners of the globe, the fans are just incredible!! Our priority is to all our fellow Metalheads and Hard Rockers, and the artists themselves, who have worked so hard to keep the music we love from disappearing. We are extremely grateful to all of them for joining us in this non-profit crusade.”

About The Metal Hall of Fame:

The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Past Metal Hall of Fame Galas have featured Metallica Inducting Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne also joined with the Metal Hall of Fame by providing their former drummer Lee Kerslake with his Platinum Record Awards for his participation on both “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of A Madman” albums after 39 years. An epic all-star jam took place at the 2020 Gala, which featured Geoff Tate, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Chris Poland, Bjorn Englen, and Pat Gesualdo. Numerous legendary events and Inductions take place on a Global basis as part of the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala, the most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

The Metal Hall of Fame is part of the 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centers in over 15 Countries.

To include your Metal Hall of Fame vote, or for more information, please visit:www.themetalhalloffame.org.

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