The selection process for induction is overseen by the Metal Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The committee is comprised of major record company executives and Legendary musicians. Nominations for induction into the Hall are submitted by both the Nomination Committee and fans alike. Fans can submit a potential nominee, via an online form any time of the year.
In September, the anonymous nomination ballots are collected from the fans and the Nominating Committee. The Committee meets to review and count each vote for each Nominee in their respective categories. The Nominees with the most votes in their category are then officially Inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame by the Nominating Committee.
Nominating Committee members must be active music industry professionals for a minimum of 5 years before they are eligible to vote. All inductees will be nominated in September, before the Metal Hall of Fame’s Annual Gala the following January. The Metal Hall of Fame reserves the right to modify the nomination process, and remove/revoke any Nomination or Inductee.
Potential nominees must meet strict criteria and guidelines for Induction. These include:
- At least 10 Million retail units/downloads sold worldwide
- Legendary status for a minimum of 20 years
- Contributions to a band, bands, the music industry, and societal involvement.
OFFICIAL VOTING BALLOT
VOTING TAKES PLACE ALL YEAR
Vote for your favorite band/musician. You may vote for multiple genre performers per field.
Please print name per box in one or all categories. Only one nomination form per registered Email.
BAND – VOCALIST – GUITARIST – BASSIST – DRUMMER – KEYBOARDS – MUSIC INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE (DJ, PRODUCER, ETC.)
HARD ROCK METAL – PROGRESSIVE METAL – THRASH/SPEED METAL – BLACK METAL – DEATH METAL – DOOM METAL – POWER METAL
TRADITIONAL / NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL – 70’S HARD ROCK / PROTO METAL – 90’S AMERICAN METAL – CROSS OVER METAL – VIRTUOSO MUSICIANS