THE FACTION Announces Hardest 100 Countdown - VOTE NOW!

The fastest growing heavy metal app/radio station in Australia, The Faction, are launching an annual Heavy Music Countdown - Hardest 100. The 2018 countdown gives metalheads a platform to vote for their favourite heavy tunes, with the very best songs from today and yesterday.

The idea is in honour of the 50th birthday of the Heavy Metal genre, The Faction (and newly-minted Demon mascot buddy Jeff) is today (13th February, the birthday of the release of Black Sabbath's first album!)

The Faction has partnered with The Music to power the voting system, with the countdown supported by a who's who of heavy music industry including Unify Gathering, Download Festival, 24Hundred, Wall of Sound, Oztix, QMusic and iHeartRadio. The live countdown will take place on Saturday March 17th from midday AEDT (11am AEST), one week out from the first annual Download Festival and will take place on that third weekend in March annually. The live countdown will be able to be streamed on The Faction radio, available now through the exclusive app (iOS and Android), The Faction website and iHeartRadio.

Voters will go into the draw to win the ultimate heavy music prize, including a Double Pass to Download Festival Melbourne 2018 including flights and accommodation from their nearest capital city, 5 x $50 24Hundred Vouchers, A Double Pass to Bigsound Festival live shows in 2018, and a $250 Oztix Voucher. To enter the draw for the prizes, voters MUST download the free The Faction app (Apple and Android apps available at ( and get the code from the OFFERS section to enter into the voting form before submitting their entry. Winners will be announced on Saturday March 17 when the live countdown ends! The live broadcast will kick off from 11am AEDTthat day.


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