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The Quietus Win ROTD's Website Of The Year
John Doran , November 24th, 2011 05:33

The Quietus team were delighted to win Record Of The Day's Digital Publication of 2011 Award last night.

The win comes after tQ was named Digital Publication Of The Year in 2009 and the Student Vote Publication Of The Year in 2008.

At a basement shindig near London's Old Street, lovely DJ chap Huw Stephens said some nice words about the site and Slayer's Angel Of Death was played to celebrate the occasion.

It was a great night for the Quietus extended family and we were really made up to see tQ writers Jude Rogers and Ian Wade get the Idea or Innovation Award for their My Band T-Shirt blog and the inimitable Mr Simon Price who retained his Live Reviewer of the year gong for his awesome weekly column in the Independent On Sunday.

Much deserved awards also went to our friends Rich Walker and Annette Lee at 4AD, everyone at Purple PR, James Sherry at Division, Murray Chalmers and Mark Ellen at The Word magazine.

As John Doran couldn't think of anything more profound to say than, "BENTON!" and "Listen to Electric Wizard!" he would like to add now: Thanks to Sean Adams, Mark Mitchell and Ian Grenfell for being awesome originating dudes. Cheers to Paul Scaife, Dan Baker and everyone else at Record Of The Day for continually helping to support the industry in its hour of need and for making my mum and dad happy. Thanks to Luke Turner for being a stoical organizational wizard and copy writing machine who not only kept the site running smoothly while I was away on paternity leave but actually proved statistically that it works much better when I'm not there shouting about shit all the time. Thanks also due to our newest recruit Rory Gibb for bringing down the average age of the Quietus team considerably and for expanding the scope of the site. A massive debt of appreciation is also owed to our section editors David Moats and Terry Staunton.

But mainly thanks is due to our amazing contributors, who we stand or fall by. All hail the Quietus writers, photographers and technical people. BENTON!