With Egyptian mythology as its theme, FemMetal Awards 2022 continued the tradition of honoring tens of Metal and Rock musicians who were remarkable in 2022. Who were the nominees for each of the 12 categories and how were the results shaped after the public voting ended? Here’s an overview of FemMetal Awards 2022 voting results, followed by some statistics and facts.

The Results

A quick reminder that each award is named after an Egyptian goddess. This tradition has been followed since the very first FemMetal Awards back in 2018, where the event, the category names, and the consequent hall of fame, are named and designed with a certain theme that uses mythology, fantasy, or history to send a message of women empowerment through the Awards. For a complete explanation of how each category’s goddess was chosen, jump to the article in this link.

Sekhmet Award: Best Breakthrough Metal Act

Total votes in this category: 1,130

1SheWolf19.56 %
2Nocturna17.26 %
3Volturian15.49 %
4Stellaris12.74 %
5Solitude Within10.00 %
6The Damnnation9.91 %
7Kaläd9.47 %
8Fortis Ventus5.58 %

Serket Award: Best Breakthrough Rock Act

Total votes in this category: 1,237

1Venus 531.37 %
2BEX22.64 %
3Felicia16.01 %
4Chez Kane11.16 %
5Madame Neptune10.43 %
6HAWXX2.99 %
7Secret Agent2.83 %
8The Hot Damn!2.59 %

Neith Award: Best Release by a Breakthrough Act

Total votes in this category: 1,169

1Volturian – Red Dragon20.62 %
2Cobra Spell – Anthems of the Night12.92 %
3Stellaris – Upside Down12.92 %
4Gallia – Obscura11.72 %
5Felicia – Feel Good Songs for Oblivion11.63 %
6Chez Kane – Powerzone10.27 %
7Sidus Atrum – Spiral of Life5.90 %
8Fortis Ventis – Vertalia5.30 %
9Ultima Grace – Ultima Grace4.53 %
10Solitude Within – When Kingdoms Fall!4.19 %

Nefertiti Award: Write-In Award

This vategory has no nominees and any name of a musician with a release in 2022 can be written.

Total number of valid votes: 245

Top 5 written names:

1The Warning
2Iron Kingdom
3League of Distortion
4Battle Beast

Eye of Ra Award: Most Influentual Personality

Total votes in this category: 1,304

1Tatiana Shmailyuk29.91 %
2Cristina Scabbia28.68 %
3Lzzy Hale15.72 %
4Helle Bohdanova13.19 %
5Vicky Psarakis9.43 %
6Otep Shamaya3.07 %

Isis Award: Best Vocals

Total votes in this category: 1,399

1Clémentine Delauney17.94 %
2Simone Simons17.37 %
3Lisa-Marie Watz15.37 %
4Cristina Scabbia11.65 %
5Lzzy Hale8.72 %
6Victoria Knight7.01 %
7Charlotte Wessels6.29 %
8Anette Olzon4.15 %
9Dorothy Martin3.79 %
10Viktorie Surmøvá3.22 %
11Nikolette Olsson2.29 %
12Chez Kane2.22 %

Nephthys Award: Best Brutal Vocals

Total votes in this category: 1,399

1Alissa White-Gluz38.69 %
2Mayara Puertas12.92 %
3Lena Scissorhands12.85 %
4Elizabeth Zhovnerchuk9.43 %
5Katri Hiovain6.29 %
6Lauren Hart5.60 %
7Yuliia Lykhotvor4.99 %
8Katrine Castonguay4.10 %
9Renata Petrelli4.03 %
10Laura Vargas1.09 %

Ma’at Award: Best Instrument Player

Total votes in this category: 1,266

1Sonia Anubis20.93 %
2BEX19.27 %
3Orianthi17.38 %
4Julia B Cadau9.00 %
5Mia Wallace7.90 %
6Alba Nasoni7.50 %
7Alis Emerson6.24 %
8The Great Kat4.50 %
9Aline Dutchi4.27 %
10Elena Carnevali3.00 %

Bastet Award: Best Music Video

Total votes in this category: 1,473

1April Art – “Try”22.13 %
2Visions of Atlantis – “Master The Hurricane”17.24 %
3Arch Enemy – “Handshake With Hell”13.03 %
4Within Temptation – “Don’t Pray For Me”10.32 %
5Epica – “Sirens – Of Blood and Water”7.67 %
6Sick N’ Beautiful – “This Is Not The End”6.04 %
7Xandria – “Reborn”5.36 %
8IGNEA – “Magura’s Last Kiss”4.41 %
9Eternal Closure – “Practice What You Preach”4.28 %
10Beyond the Black – “Winter Is Coming”3.73 %
11Cobra Spell – “Flaming Heart”3.53 %
12Charlotte Wessels – “Venus Rising”2.24 %

Tefnut Award: Best Album

Total votes in this category: 1,390

1Visions Of Atlantis – Pirates26.26 %
2Arch Enemy – Deceivers18.06 %
3April Art – Pokerface12.45 %
4Halestorm – Back From The Dead11.22 %
5Victoria K – Kore7.27 %
6Charlotte Wessels – Tales from Six Feet Under Vol . II6.62 %
7Infected Rain – Ecdysis6.40 %
8Once Human – Scar Weaver4.03 %
9Allen/Olzon – Army of Dreamers3.09 %
10The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara – Trust No Leaders2.16 %
11After Evolution – War of the Worlds1.65 %
12Angel Nation – Antares0.79 %

Nut Award: Best Rock and Alternative Act

Total votes in this category: 1,383

1Charlotte Wessels16.70 %
2April Art14.39 %
3The Pretty Reckless12.22 %
4Halestorm11.86 %
5In This Moment10.92 %
6Sick N’ Beautiful7.16 %
7Thundermother7.16 %
8Cobra Spell5.13 %
9Dorothy4.27 %
10Orianthi4.12 %
11Chez Kane3.33 %
12Scene Queen2.75 %

Hathor Award: Best Metal Act

Total votes in this category: 1,474

1Visions of Atlantis16.89 %
2Arch Enemy14.79 %
3Epica13.23 %
4Within Temptation11.80 %
5Torture Squad10.72 %
6Lacuna Coil9.23 %
7Infected Rain7.06 %
8Victoria K5.83 %
9Eleine3.93 %
10Once Human2.37 %
11Esperfall2.31 %
12After Evolution1.83 %

Voters Demographics

The total number of voters reached 2,005 this year.

The votes in FemMetal Awards 2022 were the most diverse so far in any of the event’s versions since 2018. The voters were located in 113 different countries around the world. To put that into perspective, the United Nations has 193 member-states. FemMetal Awards 2022 voters came from a little less than 60% of these nations. Below are some graphs and tables on the division of voters’ locations in FemMetal Awards 2022.

Top 10 Countries in FemMetal Awards 2022

1United Kingdom16.02 %
2Germany13.22 %
3Brazil9.38 %
4United States8.33 %
5Mexico4.74 %
6Italy4.54 %
7Canada3.59 %
8France3.44 %
9Finland3.04 %
10Belgium2.94 %

Pie chart of voters’ countries division

Voters by Continents

Random and Fun Facts

  • The first person to vote was Liss Eulenherz from the German band Madame Neptune.
  • The final vote was recorded 4 minutes before the polls closed.
  • Alissa White-Gluz received a stunning 566 total votes count, more than any other nominee.
  • Jessica was the feminine name most recorded for voters. Michael was the most among masculine names.
  • Sonia Anubis won the Best Instrument Player category, dubbed Ma’at Award. The gods Anubis and Ma’at are both closely associated with the famous weighing of hearts myth in Hunefer’s portrayal in the Book of the Dead, where Anubis weighs a deceased’s heart against Ma’at to determine its fate in the afterlife.
  • A total of 18 votes were received from people from three countries where femmetal.rocks is blocked by repressive regimes.
Reuel Way

Being a feminist has been normalized as an irregularity through our patriarchal society, so I'd rather be called a "decent human" than a "feminist man". I breathe Metal and Rock and have a screwed-up sense of humour.