Winners Revealed For 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

The winners have been revealed for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The ceremony was held today (June 11) at Indigo2 in London, England. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta hosted the event, which also featured performances from Parkway Drive, Baroness, Meshuggah, Myrkur, and Carpenter Brut.


  • Best New Band: Lovebites
  • Best Underground Band: Wolves In The Throne Room
  • Best Live Band: Lacuna Coil
  • Best British Band: Judas Priest
  • Best International Band: Arch Enemy
  • Breakthough: Code Orange
  • Best Independent Label: Sumerian
  • Best Event: Download
  • Best Album: Myrkur – “Mareridt”
  • Defender Of The Faith: Parkway Drive
  • Riff Lord: Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, etc.)
  • Global Metal: Kaoteon
  • Inspiration: Meshuggah
  • Icon: Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.)
  • Spirit Of Hammer: Jessica Pimentel (Alekhine’s Gun, “Orange Is The New Black”)
  • Golden God: Ozzy Osbourne

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