Australia's music awards all went down in Sydney overnight, and Parkway Drive's latest album 'Reverence' took out the prized Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album award.
In what can only be described as a bizarre collection of nominees, Parkway took out the ARIA over the likes of Polaris, West Thebarton, King Parrot and DZ Deathrays.
It appears the Australian music industry all collectively breathed a sigh of relief that a metalcore band have taken out the category, after controversy over the previous few years of nominees and winners.
Controversy has surrounded the Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album of the Year category for years, after it came to light that labels and bands were allowed to nominate themeselves in any category they feel they have the best chance of winning.
As a result, the heavy category has been flooded with questionable nominees over the years- all coming to a head when psychadelic funk rock band King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard took out Best Heavy Metal Album in the 2016 awards, much to the very public disdain of fellow nominees Hellions (who rightfully so, haven't let that daylight robbery go).
this day is a reminder to us all that WE GOT ROBBED