Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Elpy's: Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of the WENC Night Beat's exclusive coverage of the 2011 Platinum Vinyl Awards, also known now as the 2nd Elpy's (The Nickname is due to quirks with Triberr and Twitter). These next two posts will be a bit more detailed, since we have only 10 more categories to go, but they are some of the biggies.

In our inaugural year last year, which could be dated PT (that's pre triberr, though not social media, since the results were tweeted), an abundance of rock entries necessitated a split of the category into Rock and Hard Rock/Metal. 2011's entry pool confirmed that I made a good choice and 2012 is turning out that way as well. Right now it's just for the Album of the Year Awards. Song of the Year is still combined Rock and Metal.

The Nominees for Best Hard Rock Album were:
  • Celestial Completion by Becoming the Archetype
  • The Covering by Stryper
  • Dead Throne by The Devil Wears Prada
  • Disambiguation by Underoath
  • Dynasty by As They Sleep
  • Thegodmachine by Phinehas
  • Until We Have Faces by Red
And the Elpy for Best Hard Rock Album Goes to: Celestial Completion by Becoming the Archetype. Congratulations.

Next up is Rock Song, and it was quite a field. The Nominees were:
  • Beautiful Ashes, Beautiful Ashes, Eowyn
  • Beautiful Things, This Time Around, Heather Williams
  • The Cheval Glass, We Do What We Want, Emery
  • Dark Horses, Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  • Destroy/Savior, Love Riot, Worth Dying For
  • Faceless, Until We Have Faces, Red
  • Gone, Move, Third Day
  • Illuminator, Disambiguation, Underoath
  • The Magnetic Sky, Celestial Completion, Becoming The Archetype
  • Make A Move, Scripted, Icon For Hire
  • Mammoth, Dead Throne, The Devil Wears Prada
  • Through Your Eyes (feat. Trevor McNevan), Love Riot, Worth Dying For
And the Elpy for Best Rock Song goes to: Beautiful Ashes by Eowyn.

Best Rock Album is next, the nominees were
  • Beautiful Ashes by Eowyn
  • Love Riot by Worth Dying For
  • Move by Third Day
  • Scripted by Icon for Hire
  • This Time Around by Heather Williams
  • Vice Verses by Switchfoot
  • We Do What We Want by Emery
And the Elpy for Best Rock Album goes to: Beautiful Ashes by Eowyn. It never hurts an award when a Beautiful Woman has to come on stage twice in a row to accept the award. (We can dream).

Next up is the Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. And the Elpy Goes to: Canton Jones

Finally, for this post, the Elpy for Female Vocalist of the Year goes to: Ginny Owens.

One more post to go. Keep it locked here. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.