Friday, February 17, 2006



Austin, Texas - February 17, 2006: The EDGE Magazine, the leading rock magazine in central Texas, recently released the results of their 2005 Reader's Poll and POWDERBURN was voted as Austin's "Best Metal Band". This marks the 3rd year in a row that Powderburn has won this category. The awards selected entirely by fans who submit ballots strictly via snail mail, for artists in a variety of categories. Renowned for its "Live Music Capitol of the World" moniker, Austin has over 3,000 working bands. "It's an absolute honor to win this award year after year and just goes to show the unrelenting support of our fans, who in this day and age, still take the time to fill out a ballot with a pen and mail it in. I can never thank them enough.", states vocalist/guitarist Ken Lockman.

In addition to #1 Metal Band award, this Jagermeister & Budweiser sponsored band also reaped individual honors, with Greg Enkler receiving "Best Bassist". Adds vocalist/guitarist Josh Klayman, "2005 was a great year for metal in Austin, TX. There were a bunch of great bands and some real strong competition, but i'm glad our fans still pulled through for us." Guitarist Josh Klayman received 5th best guitarist, while Ken Lockman received 3rd best singer. The band also placed 2nd as "Best Band Deserving a Record Deal".

POWDERBURN will be putting its award-winning show on display this Saturday when they make their Redrum Club debut in Austin, TX this Saturday, February 18th The band is currently wrapping up production on a brand new EP that will feature 6 new songs and will feature a bonus DVD containing music videos and interviews. This new album is tentatively scheduled for release this coming spring.

For a complete list of The EDGE Magazine's Reader's Poll results, please visit and POWDERBURN's official website at

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