The Faction’s Hardest 100 Countdown Of 2019 Is Coming!

Australia’s BEST heavy music countdown is on the way sooner than you think and we for one can’t wait to see who tops the list of the best songs from last year on The Faction‘s Hardest 100 of 2019.

In the previous two years they’ve been running it for, Architects have taken out the top spot both times (‘Doomsday‘ #1 Hardest 100 of All Time and ‘Hereafter‘ in the Hardest 100 of 2018 last year) so we’re keen as hell to see who will take out the honours this year with the countdown taking place on a very special weekend for heavy music fans… Download Festival Weekend!

Save the Date: The Hardest 100 of 2019 will be held on Sunday March 22, 2020
at 12pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS), 11am AEST (QLD), 9am AWST (Western Australia), 10:30am ACST (NT) and 11:30am ACDT (SA)


The Faction head honcho (and manbun enthusiast) Tim ‘Pricey’ Price says this year he’s keen for the community to get behind the countdown and show support for their fav bands who sometimes go unnoticed by mainstream media:

“I am so proud to bring this to the Australian heavy music scene. Time after time, the world over, we see that representation means everything – to be seen – so in a time where heavy music is fighting for its spot to be seen at The Grammys or The ARIAs, I want to put it to the front of mind and give the scene something to OWN and to feel like their voice is being heard. We are a loud minority, and we aren’t going away. Vote now, be seen/scene, Join The Faction!!”

Voting is open now via so get thinking and arrange your shortlists now so you won’t be left disappointed. For your troubles, there’s stacks of prizes up for grabs from Download Festival AustraliaUNIFY Gathering24 Hundred and The Faction Merch Packs!

Will Northlane, Slipknot or Tool top your lists? How about Polaris, Thornhill, Void of Vision or Bring Me The Horizon? Maybe Jinjer, Dream State, Fever 333, The Beautiful Monument, Issues, BABYMETAL, Korn or blink-182 are more to your liking! Either way, it’s completely up to you to get your votes in so do NOT cook it mates!


There’ll also be a bunch of listening parties down the East Coast that fans can get involved with too, so make a weekend of it and get ready to throw down!

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The Faction’s Hardest 100 of 2019

Sunday, March 22 via The Faction




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1 Comment on The Faction’s Hardest 100 Countdown Of 2019 Is Coming!

  1. Peggy Clark // February 10, 2020 at 4:07 pm //

    I loved Northlane’s new album. Do you know when the deadline is to get the votes in?

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