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ALBUM OF THE YEAR – 2012

Katatonia: Dead end kings (Peaceville Records)

VER SACRUM – TOP 5

1. Katatonia: Dead end kings (Peaceville Records)
2. Witchcraft: Legend (Nuclear Blast)
3. My Dying Bride: A map of all our failures (Peaceville Records)
4. Lacuna Coil: Dark adrenaline (Century Media)
5. Autunna et sa Rose: Phaléne d’Onyx (Ark Records)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH

January: So Much For Nothing: Lisvgnist (My Kingdom Music)
February: Epica: Requiem for the indifferent (Nuclear Blast)
March: Michael Thompson Band: Future past (Frontiers Records)
April: Steve Hogarth/Richard Barbieri: Not the weapon but the hand (k-Scope)
May: Grand Magus: The hunt (Nuclear Blast)
June: Moonspell: Alpha noir/Omega white (Napalm Records)
July: Autunna et sa Rose: Phaléne d’Onyx (Ark Records)
August: The Cult: Choice of weapon (Cooking Vinyl)
September: Katatonia: dead end kings (Peaceville Records)
October: My Dying Bride. A map of all our failures (Peaceville Records)
November: Graveyard: Lights out (Nuclear Blast)
December: Witchcraft: Legend (Nuclear Blast)

NOMINATIONS OF THE YEAR
(in alphabetical order)

Gothic/Dark/Electro
Cadaveria: Horror metal (Bakerteam Records)
Desdemona: Endorphins (Danse Macabre)
Inkubus Sukkubus: The Goat (Resurection Records)
Ordeal By Fire: All is lost (Innermost Phobia)
Verdiana Raw: Metaxy (Ark Records)
Gothic Metal
Before The Dawn: Rise of the phoenix (Nuclear Blast)
Lacuna Coil: Dark adrenaline (Century Media)
Paradise Lost: Tragic idol (Century Media)
Sad Dolls: Happy deathday (Lunatic Asylum Records)
Tystnaden: Anima (Valery Records)
New Wave
Candya: Altalena di cera (Ark Records)
Lia Fail: Cynical stones (Three Legged Cat Records)
Miro Sassolini: Da qui a domain (Black Fading/Front Of House)
Pavla Mikulasova: Mirror (Decadance Records)
The Stompcrash: Directions (Wormholedeath/Dreamcell11)
A.O.R./Melodic Rock/Class Metal
Asia: XXX (Frontiers Records)
Bad Memories: Forced to be a stranger (Perris Records)
Danger Zone: Undying (Avenue Of Allies)
Eclipse: Bleed and scream (Frontiers Records)
Ten: Heresy and creed (Frontiers Records)
Glam/Street/Sleazy
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell: Don’t hear it… Fear it! (Rise Above Records)
Attika 7: Blood of my enemies (Road Dogs LLC)
Hotel Diablo: The return to Psycho, California (Scarlet Records)
Motorfingers: Black Mirror (Logic(Il)Logic)
Nasty Idols: Since u been gone (Perris Records)
Metal/Doom/Epic
Cloudscape: New Era (Nightmare Records)
Dark Quarterer: Dark Quarterer XXV Anniversary (My Graveyard Prod.)
Hollow Haze: Poison in black (Bakerteam Records)
Martiria: On the way back (My Graveyard Productions)
Will’o’Wisp: Kosmo (Nadir Music)
Rock/Garage/Stoner/Alternative
A Perfect Day: A perfect day (Frontiers Records)
El Thule: Zenit (Go Down Records)
Manta Rays: Manta Rays (Go Down Records)
T.H.U.M.B.: Primordial echoes for modern bigfoots (Go Down Records)
VV.AA.: Acid Sounds Vol. 1 Compilation (VE Recordings)
Progressive Rock/Progressive Metal
Arena: The seventh degree of separation (Verglas Music)
Janel & Anthony: Where is home (Cuneiform Records)
Overhead: Of sun and moon (Progressive Promotion Records)
Retrospective: Lost in perception (Progressive Promotion Rec.)
Secret Sphere: Portrait of a dying heart (Scarlet Records)
Live Album
Asia: Resonance (Frontiers Records)
Helstar: 30 years of Hel (AFM Records)
Mats/Morgan Band: Live (Cuneiform Records)
Nashville Pussy: From hell to Texas – Live and loud in Europe (SPV/Stemhammer)
Yes: In the present – Live from Lyon (Frontiers Records)

Labels
Ark Records
Bakerteam Records
Go Down Records
Frontiers Records
Logic(Il)Logic
My Kingdom Music
Nuclear Blast
Perris Records
Progressive Promotion Records
Scarlet Records

Honourable mentions/Italian groups
Design
Evenoire
Folkstone
F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay
Giuda
Latexxx Teens
Seed’n’Feed
Sixty Miles Ahead
Truc
Valkyria

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34070 TURRIACO GO
ITALY

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