THE GRIZZLY AWARDS: Announce Winners

The Grizzly Awards announce winners during 4th annual livestream

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — During their 4th annual livestream, The Grizzly Awards announced the winners of this year’s awards, honoring faith-based rock and metal released in the 2022 calendar year. The show is available for replay exclusively at

The evening’s livestream featured performances by Zahna and Nesdam, Nate Parrish, and Rusty Shipp, with additional appearances by Joey West from Disciple, John Schlitt of Petra, and Les Carlsen of Bloodgood. Grizzlies team members Trevor “Talks” Tyson, Cindy “Mothership” Blankenship, Mary Nikkel and Joel Burris cohosted the event.

“As we’ve continued to find sustainable ways to make this event happen through a few really turbulent years in the world, we’re always most moved by the way that the community rallies to celebrate with us,” The Grizzly Awards team shares. “This year was no exception. We could not believe the quality of performances from Zahna and Nesdam, Nate Parrish, and Rusty Shipp. Every single category was packed with nominees of the best caliber. We’re just honored to be a part of this faith-based rock community.”

Winners included Seventh Day Slumber taking home Rock Album of the Year for Death by Admiration, Wolves at the Gate winning Metal Album of the Year with Eulogies, and Matt Sassano taking home Fan Choice. You can see a full list of winners below.

Rock Album of the Year

Death by Admiration by Seventh Day Slumber

Metal Album of the Year

Eulogies by Wolves At The Gate

Rock Song of the Year

“My Chaos” by Relentless Flood

Metal Song of the Year

“Stigmata” by Convictions

Alt Rock Song of the Year

“Bottom of the Barrel” by Rusty Shipp

Electronic Rock Single of the Year

“Fight” by Reclaimers

Collaboration Song of the Year

“End of the World” by Kutless feat Kevin Young

Music Video of the Year

“Lights and Fire” by Wolves At the Gate

Industry Champion

Sean Ely

Braveheart (Faith Forward) Song of the Year

“Master” by Demon Hunter

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