The first nominee for the category of the best metal band of 2016 is METALLICA. The band returned after eight years with Hardwired to Self-Destruct in order to continue their domination as the biggest metal band of all-times. Then, we have GHOST, who released a new EP this year, as well as welcoming their forth frontman- Papa Emeritus IV, in order to release a new record later in 2017. KORN are also nominated, as another band who returned from the grave this year. GOJIRA, released their sixth studio record and IRON MAIDEN are touring worldwide again! AVENGED SEVENFOLD, with clever promotion tricks made a hype for their latest record and TESTAMENT had also a new release, claiming the thrash metal throne. MESHUGGAH returned after four years with their eighth studio record and, last but not least, the mighty BLACK SABBATH ended their career with an EP and a worldwide tour.