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Archspire Won the 2022 Juno Award for ‘Metal/Hard Rock Album of the Year’


Earlier this year, we reported that technical death metal band Archspire were one of the heavy bands nominated in this year’s Juno Awards, which is basically the Canadian Grammys. Now, it’s been revealed that the band have won the award for ‘Metal/Hard Rock Album of the Year,’ beating some stiff competition in the process.

Here were the nominees for this year’s award:

  • Archspire, Bleed The Future
  • Brand Of Sacrifice, Lifeblood
  • Danko Jones, Power Trio
  • Spiritbox, Eternal Blue
  • The Agonist, Days Before The World Wept

Meanwhile, Spiritbox were also nominated for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year,’ but unfortunately lost to MONAWHALES.

We’ll say this: in our opinion, Archspire’s win definitely brands the Junos as more legitimate than the Grammys. Spiritbox were the obvious win here, because Eternal Blue was the most talked-about hard rock album of 2021. But we’d argue that Bleed the Future was a better record, and deserved the win more. We certainly don’t think Spiritbox won’t win a Juno in the future — again, the band are huge, and make great music — but we think this was the right choice.

Archspire commented on the win in a post celebrating the end of their current tour, writing:

“…we ended the tour in Vancouver to a sold out show, where we found out we won “Best Heavy Album” at the 2022 Juno Awards! This is an incredible achievement for a band as extreme as we are, and it’s not something we ever thought possible. We want to extend the utmost respect and admiration for all of the fellow nominees in our category.”

Congrats to these dudes on this honor. That record deserves it.

European fans can catch Archspire on tour with Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, Black Crown Initiate, and To The Grave at one of their upcoming dates this fall:

11/11 – Germany, Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
11/12 – Germany, Karlsruhe @ Die Stadtmitte
11/13 – Italy, Milan @ Slaughter Club
11/14 – Switzerland, Aarau @ KiFF
11/15 – Germany, Munich @ Backstage
11/16 – Czech Republic, Prague @ Futurum
11/17 – Austria, Vienna @ Viper Room
11/18 – Hungary, Budapest @ Dürer Kert
11/19 – Poland, Poznan @ U Bazyla
11/20 – Germany, Dresden @ Puschkin
11/21 – Germany, Berlin @ Hole44
11/22 – Germany, Hannover @ Béi Chéz Heinz
11/23 – Denmark, Copenhagen @ Stengade
11/24 – Germany, Hamburg @ Logo
11/25 – Netherlands, Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
11/26 – UK, Bristol @ Thekla
11/27 – UK, London @ O2 Academy Islington
11/28 – UK, Glasgow @ Cathouse
11/29 – UK, Manchester @ Rebellion
11/30 – UK. Birmingham @ Mama Roux’s
12/1 – UK, Southampton @ The Loft
12/2 – France, Paris @ Gibus
12/3 – Belgium, Aarschot @ De Klinker Club

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