12 Jun LOVEBITES Win Best New Band at The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2018
Japan’s heavy metal heroines LOVEBITES have won the title “Best New Band” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2018. They joined the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Meshuggah and Arch Enemy in accepting awards at the ceremony which took place at Indigo at the London O2. LOVEBITES members miho (bass) and miyako (guitar) flew from Tokyo to accept the award.
“We are so happy and very honored to be receiving the Best New Band award. We know you only have one chance to get this. We would like thank everyone who has supported us. Thank you so much!!” said miho.
“We will be back in England in August to perform at Bloodstock Open Air and look forward to seeing you all again.” added miyako.
The news comes just three days after LOVEBITES’ EP Battle Against Damnationwas released in the UK, Europe and North America via JPU Records (click here to buy / stream / download), and ahead of the band’s appearances at Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock this August.
Battle Against Damnation topped Japan’s iTunes Metal Chart upon release, is recommended by HMV in the UK and made the chain’s new and trending section, and saw Metal Hammer call the band “a rising phenomenon” and the EP receive high praise for its “understanding of the hallmarks of elite power metal” and that the “shred-fuelled assault” has nods to the new wave of British heavy metal movement and early thrash bands.
LOVEBITES will also be appearing at two of Europe’s biggest metal festivals this summer;
4 August 2018: Wacken Open Air, Germany
10 August 2018: Bloodstock Open Air, UK
Click the album artwork to find out where you can buy the CD or download / stream Battle Against Damnation.