2023 METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Skull Fist | | The JUNO Awards

Toronto-based heavy metal high flyers Skull Fist are more denim, chains and leather than is legally allowed. Since their steely inception back in 2006, metal dungeon keeper Zach Slaughter and his shredding band of reckless companions have released three classic heavy metal almanacs, have eaten more dust than is good for their health, have endured hardships, and countless beers at countless bars in countless cities. But now, after 15 years of metal and mayhem, Zach Slaughter is coming into his own with the proverbially titled “Paid in Full”, a heavy metal wonder of the defiant middle finger variant. With heads held high, empty pockets and enough gas to make the next show, Skull Fist have just won 2022. Don’t mess with the fist.