A couple of announcements rolled into one as we’ve been so flipping busy the last week!
Go-to merch suppliers for all things rock and metal (and a ton of other stuff) EMP have been unveiled as headline sponsors of the Heavy Music Awards. Described as “Europe’s leading multi-channel retailer of music and entertainment-inspired apparel and accessories”, EMP will present the award for Best Album at the inaugural HMAs on August 24 at House of Vans London.
Having become a regular fixture across the heavy music landscape both in the retail and the live music arena, EMP will now enjoy exposure at the event, through the HMAs’ rapidly expanding online audience, and via the extensive television coverage on Sky channel 367 thanks to Broadcast Partner, Scuzz.
The recently-refurbished House of Vans has been chosen to play host to the ceremony. Just months after the intimate Metallica: Hardwired At House Of Vans show, the unique 30,000 square foot labyrinth beneath Waterloo station, will play host to the inaugural HMAs.
The space – which boasts a main stage, art gallery, cinema and skate bowl, mini ramp and street course – will welcome 800 guests for the big night.