1st Annual Orlando METAL Awards — 2001

Dates:
5.18.01 — 5.25.01
Reporter:
Mattdaddy
Location:
Fairbanks Inn (aka the F.B.I.)
Photos:
Courtesy of © Killer Camera

The Orlando METAL Awards began as a hair-brained conversation between two friends about what could be done to give the Orlando METAL scene a kick in the pants. Loosely based on the original "Tampa Bay Metal Awards" (during the 90's), and another attempted awards show called the "Central Florida Music Awards". The idea was to create something that the fans had never experienced before, attempt to break through the "Band Politics", and overcome the "cliques" that seemingly existed at the time. After all, METAL bands in Orlando had only two places, so the concept of bringing all forms of METAL together during one show in support of one another was ultimately the initial goal.

Unfortunately, no one had any idea what kind they were getting themselves into, or what kind of long lasting effects one simple little concert would have on the Orlando METAL scene. Therefore, not much thought was given to documenting the first OMA, with very little evidence to show.

The Awards

  • 2001 OMA — METAL Band of the Year

    Pain Principle

    2001 OMA — METAL Band & CD Release of the Year

  • 2001 OMA — Best METAL Performance

    Lunatic Candy Kreep

    2001 OMA — Best METAL Performance

  • 2001 OMA — Best METAL Vocalist

    Mandaddy — Gargamel!

    2001 OMA — Best METAL Vocalist

  • 2001 OMA — Best METAL Guitarist

    Rick Renstrom — Rob Rock

    2001 OMA — Best METAL Guitarist

  • 2001 OMA — Best METAL Bassist

    Twyst — bLoc

    2001 OMA — Best METAL Bassist

  • 2001 OMA — Best METAL Drummer

    Chris Brown — Deform Nation

    2001 OMA — Best METAL Drummer

The Bands

May 18th, 2001

  • May 18th, 2001

    Pain Principle

    Orlando, FL

  • May 18th, 2001

    Rob Rock

    Orlando, FL

  • May 18th, 2001

    Grumpy*

    Orlando, FL

  • May 18th, 2001

    DefromNation

    Orlando, FL

  • May 18th, 2001

    bLoc

    Orlando, FL

  • May 18th, 2001

    Diabolic Intent

    Merritt Island, FL

May 25th, 2001

  • May 25th, 2001

    Lunatic Candy Kreep

    Kissimmee, FL

  • May 25th, 2001

    Ulcer

    Fort Meyers, FL

  • May 25th, 2001

    Double Veteran

    Lakeland, FL

  • May 25th, 2001

    Mortem A.D.

    Leesburg, FL

  • May 25th, 2001

    Buny

    Clermont, FL

  • May 25th, 2001

    Old Fashioned Beatdown

    Windermere, FL

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