THE FACTION – HARDEST 100 COUNTDOWN 2020

Saturday saw Architects ‘Animals’ take out the number one spot in this years The Faction – Hardest 100 Countdown.

Bring Me The Horizon, Alpha Wolf, Polaris, Eskimo Callboy, Spiritbox
and The Amity Affliction rounded out the Top Ten

This year over 40,000 votes made up the epic list, with thousands of people listening in either at home or at one of the many Hardest 100 parties around the country.

Of those 100 songs 55% were Australian and 22% of the countdown featured Female members.

Most representation went to Polaris (8 spots), BMTH (7 spots), Spiritbox and The Gloom In The Corner (100% of their output in 2020 made the countdown

Architects sent their love and thanks to the Australian Architects fanbase for the win in this statement: “Australia! Thank you for voting Animals No.1 on The Faction’s Hardest 100. We really appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you soon!” “For Those That Wish To Exist”, the band’s most recent full length record, out now on Epitaph Records, hit #1 on the ARIA charts upon release.

Chasing Ghosts’ Jimmy Kyle kicked off proceedings at midday AEDT with an Acknowledgement of Country, recognising the indigenous land on which The Faction’s Hardest 100 was celebrated.

Throughout the broadcast, members of Dance Gavin Dance, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Alpha Wolf, Polaris, Make Them Suffer, Steel Panther, The Gloom In The Corner, Reliqa and Redhook all called in to have a chat on air with Nashy.

The Faction Music Director, Tim Price, said that he was the most proud of this countdown so far. “This is the year that that the countdown hit the mainstream. The countdown has really hit fever pitch and we struggled to keep up with the amount of social media love and interaction, not just on the day but also in the period as Australia decided their votes. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and fandom for heavy music that we see on these countdown days. Last year’s countdown fell on the same day that ScoMo’s COVID press conference happened – and we all went into lockdown shortly after that – so this was such a special year to be reflecting on. Thank you to everyone who voted, who listened in, who showed their love for heavy music and who support The Faction!”

This year, the event was sponsored/brought to heavy music fans by The Faction, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TEG/MJR Presents, Rise Records’ Australian Store, Grog Lords and 24 Hundred.

The Faction will be back with another live radio event later in 2021 – stay tuned for details.

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THE FACTION HARDEST 100 OF 2020

  1. Architects – Animals
  2. Alpha Wolf – Akudama
  3. Polaris – Hypermania
  4. Bring Me The Horizon – Parasite Eve
  5. Eskimo Callboy – Hypa Hypa
  6. Bring Me The Horizon – Kingslayer feat. Babymetal
  7. In Hearts Wake – Hellbringer feat. Jamie Hails
  8. Bring Me The Horizon – Teardrops
  9. Spiritbox – Holy Roller feat Ryo Kineshita
  10. The Amity Affliction – Soak Me In Bleach
  11. Architects – Black Lungs
  12. Bring Me The Horizon – Obey feat. YUNGBLUD
  13. Make Them Suffer – Erase Me
  14. Bring Me The Horizon – Dear Diary,
  15. Make Them Suffer – Bones
  16. In Hearts Wake – Worldwide Suicide
  17. Polaris – Landmine
  18. Spiritbox – Holy Roller
  19. A Day To Remember – Mindreader
  20. Machine Gun Kelly – forget me too feat. Halsey
  21. A Day To Remember – Brick Wall
  22. The Ghost Inside – Aftermath
  23. Polaris – Pray For Rain
  24. Northlane – Enemy Of The Night
  25. Polaris – Vagabond
  26. Alpha Wolf – Restricted (R18+)
  27. Bring Me The Horizon – 1×1 feat. Nova Twins
  28. Thy Art Is Murder – Killing Season
  29. Machine Gun Kelly – bloody valentine
  30. Diamond Construct – Psychosis
  31. Polaris – Above My Head
  32. Falling In Reverse – The Drug In Me Is Reimagined
  33. ERRA – Snowblood
  34. Gojira – Another World
  35. Bring Me The Horizon – One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March To Your Death feat. Amy Lee
  36. Slaughter to Prevail – Demolisher
  37. Spiritbox – Blessed Be
  38. Alpha Wolf – Creep
  39. Deftones – Ohms
  40. Stand Atlantic – Blurry
  41. In Hearts Wake – Son Of A Witch
  42. Inertia – Heavy Eyes
  43. Justice For The Damned – Pain Is Power
  44. Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues
  45. Trophy Eyes – Figure 8
  46. Make Them Suffer – Drown With Me
  47. Silent Planet – Trilogy
  48. Make Them Suffer – Soul Decay
  49. All Time Low – Monsters feat. Demi Lovato & blackbear
  50. Lamb of God – Memento Mori
  51. Polaris – Martyr (Waves)
  52. Priorities – If I Believed
  53. Code Orange – Swallowing the Rabbit Whole
  54. Machine Gun Kelly – concert for aliens
  55. The Gloom In The Corner – Warfare
  56. Ocean Grove – THOUSAND GOLDEN PEOPLE
  57. The Amity Affliction – Catatonia
  58. While She Sleeps – SLEEPS SOCIETY
  59. Alpha Wolf – bleed 4 you feat. Lizi Blanco
  60. Enter Shikari – { The Dreamer’s Hotel }
  61. Isotopes – Flower
  62. Deftones – Genesis
  63. Ocean Grove – SENSE AGAIN
  64. Polaris – All Of This Is Fleeting
  65. System Of A Down – Genocidal Humanoidz
  66. blink-182 – Quarantine
  67. Reliqa – Mr. Magic
  68. Parkway Drive – Carrion – Live at Wacken
  69. Spiritbox – Constance
  70. Trivium – Catastrophist
  71. Hands Like Houses – The Water
  72. Alpha Wolf – a quiet place to die
  73. Stand Atlantic – Shh!
  74. System Of A Down – Protect The Land
  75. The Gloom In The Corner – Requiem
  76. Falling In Reverse – Carry On
  77. The Gloom In The Corner – Violence
  78. Yours Truly – Funeral Home
  79. Crystal Lake – Disobey
  80. Currents – Monsters
  81. Diamond Construct – Enigma
  82. Loathe – Two-Way Mirror
  83. Machine Gun Kelly – Body Bag feat. Yungblud & Bert McCracken
  84. Outloved – Blind & Falling
  85. Polaris – Creatures Of Habit
  86. The Amity Affliction – Forever
  87. Yungblud – Acting like that feat. Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker
  88. Bloom – Daylight
  89. Our Last Enemy – Never Coming Back
  90. Justice For The Damned – Guidance From The Pain
  91. Nautical Mile – Purgatory
  92. Yours Truly – Composure
  93. Stand Atlantic – Jurassic Park
  94. Bad/Love – Drag Me Under
  95. I Prevail – DOA feat Joyner Lucas
  96. Alpha Wolf – Rot In Pieces
  97. Dance Gavin Dance – Prisoner
  98. Dream on Dreamer – Feel so Empty
  99. Outloved – Hurt Me
  100. RedHook – Dead Walk

101-200

  1. Our Last Enemy – The Holy Ones
  2. Parkway Drive – Bottom Feeder – Live at Wacken
  3. Parkway Drive – Wild Eyes – Live at Wacken
  4. Alpha Wolf – Golden Fate; Isolate
  5. Inhibitor – Death
  6. Silverstein – Burn It Down
  7. The Amity Affliction – Midnight Train
  8. Code Orange – Underneath
  9. Hands Like Houses – Space
  10. Malevolence – Keep Your Distance ft. Bryan from Knocked Loose
  11. The Ghost Inside – Pressure Point
  12. Trivium – What The Dead Man Say
  13. alt. – Chasing Safety
  14. Korn – The Devil Went Down To Georgia feat. Yelawolf
  15. RedHook – Cure 4 Psycho
  16. Silverstein – Infinite
  17. Slowly Slowly – 19
  18. Aborted – Gloom and the Art of Tribulation
  19. Anima Tempo – Deceitful Idols
  20. Boston Manor – Plasticine Dreams
  21. FEVER 333 – BITE BACK
  22. Inhibitor – Loathing
  23. Saviour – Never Sleep
  24. To Octavia – They Tell Me They’re With Me
  25. Veil Of Maya – Outsider
  26. All Time Low – Some Kind of Disaster
  27. Hayley Williams – Simmer
  28. Justice For The Damned – The House You Built Is Burning
  29. Linear – Portraits of Ghosts
  30. Terra – Frenemies
  31. ATLVS – Sorrow
  32. Bury Tomorrow – Choke
  33. Catnip Kaiser – Sunshine feat. Ionei Heckenberg
  34. DVSR – Bloodlust feat. CJ McMahon
  35. Enter Shikari – T.I.N.A.
  36. Ghost Complex – Eclipse
  37. Ghost Complex – Hypnosis
  38. Infinite Illusion – Absence
  39. Inhibitor – Berserker
  40. Nicolas Cage Fighter – Black Jackal
  41. Stepson – Run
  42. BABYMETAL – BxMxC
  43. Inertia – Reminisce feat. Lizi Blanco
  44. Revoid – Cut Me Down
  45. Alpha Wolf – Acid Romance
  46. Deathbeds – A Night in Hell feat. Misstiq
  47. END – Pariah
  48. Halsey – Experiment On Me
  49. I Prevail – Hurricane (Re-Imagined)
  50. Inhibitor – Catalyst
  51. Like Moths To Flames – Habitual Decline
  52. Metallica & San Francisco Symphony – Nothing Else Matters (Live) S&M 2
  53. The Pretty Reckless – Death by Rock and Roll
  54. To The Grave – Miserable Summer
  55. Alpha Wolf – Ultra-Violet Violence
  56. Avenged Sevenfold – Set Me Free
  57. Banks Arcade – Sick
  58. Bloom – The Service
  59. Deftones – Ceremony
  60. I Prevail – Deadweight feat. Caleb Shomo (Live)
  61. Ice Nine Kills – Enjoy Your Slay (Live from The Overlook Hotel / 2019)
  62. Outloved – Loveless
  63. Reside – Fallen
  64. Silverstein – Bad Habits ft. Intervals
  65. Torizon – Find My Way Out
  66. Agnes Manners – Forest Swing feat. Charlotte Gilpin
  67. Bad/Love – Social Suicide feat Ken of Crossfaith
  68. Crystal Lake – Watch Me Burn
  69. Dance Gavin Dance – Strawberrys Wake
  70. Deathbeds – Gods Way is my Way
  71. Deftones – The Spell of Mathematics
  72. In Eyes – The Dreamer
  73. A Scent Like Wolves – Bloom feat. JT Cavey of ERRA
  74. Alestorm – Treasure Chest Party Quest
  75. Alexisonfire – Season Of The Flood
  76. All Time Low – Sleeping In
  77. alt. – Pariah
  78. Chelsea Grin – Bleeding Sun
  79. Confession – Twenty Twenty
  80. Counterparts – Purer Form of Pain
  81. Dance Gavin Dance – Lyrics Lie
  82. Deathbeds – Born Again Heretic
  83. Drastic Park – Work Of Art feat. Cassie Sutton
  84. DREGG – Hectic
  85. DZ Deathrays – Fired Up
  86. Fit For A King – God of Fire
  87. Patient Sixty-Seven – Blackout
  88. Patient Sixty-Seven – My Heroine
  89. Point North – Into The Dark feat. Kellin Quinn
  90. Polaris – The Descent
  91. Rise Against – Broken Dreams, Inc.
  92. Stand Atlantic – Wavelength
  93. Alpha Wolf – The Mind Bends To A Will Of Its Own
  94. Asking Alexandria – Antisocialist
  95. Asking Alexandria – The Violence
  96. Banks Arcade – Drown
  97. Deathbeds – Enough Isnt Enough
  98. Deathbeds – Forgive me Father, For I Have Sinned
  99. Deathbeds – Indolent and A Lover of Sleep
  100. Motionless In White – Creatures X: To The Grave

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