Hard Rock/Metal Act of the Year

2023 Nominee

The New England Music Awards are presented every year to the musicians who call New England their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements over the last year have without a doubt established them as a contributing force to the most robust and diverse music scene in the country. The NEMA nominating committee consists of a variety of music industry experts including journalists from music publications, radio personalities, talent buyers, event planners, record label executives and more. 

...they hold nothing back. A true force of nature they crush whatever rests in their path. ”


If you like Tool, System of A Down, Shinedown, and other bands that bring the heat with a super polished production you will love (Octavate)! ”


our Music

´╗┐Finally, a Band that emerges and Reaches the Core and Essence of Rock Music. Octavate Definitely One Kick Ass Band!!” - Dr. Dawg Musician / Radio Host

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They add dynamic modern day intonations to their music. The band also has incredibly strong songwriting that easily transcends the norm. In addition, their musicianship is exceptional. Octavate truly captures the sound of the times fluidly mixing genres in order to create new musical life forms.” - Ralph Beauchamp