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.

Winners:

  • 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

Parkway Drive To Perform At 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Parkway Drive have been added as one of the performers for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The ceremony will be held at the Indigo at the O2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Previously announced performers include Baroness, Myrkur, Meshuggah, and Carpenter Brut. Nominees can be found HERE.

Ozzy Osbourne To Receive Golden God Award At 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Ozzy Osbourne will be receiving the Golden God Award at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. Osbourne commented:

“What an immense honour it is to be getting a second Golden God Award after Sabbath picked one up last year. The fans who have supported me and this music mean everything to me, which is why getting this award is so special. I will see you all down there.”

The ceremony will be held at the Indigo at the O2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Baroness, Myrkur, Meshuggah, and Carpenter Brut will perform at the event. Nominees can be found HERE.

Baroness To Perform At 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Baroness have been added as one of the performers for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The ceremony will be held at the Indigo at the O2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Previously announced performers include Myrkur, Meshuggah, and Carpenter Brut. Nominees can be found HERE.

Myrkur To Perform At 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Myrkur has been added as one of the performers for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The ceremony will be held at Indigo2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Previously announced performers include Meshuggah and Carpenter Brut. Nominees can be found HERE.

Meshuggah To Perform At 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Meshuggah have been confirmed as one of the performers for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The ceremony will be held at Indigo2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Nominees can be found HERE.

Nominees Revealed For 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods and can be seen below. The ceremony will be held at Indigo2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Voting is open HERE.

Fan Voted Categories:

Best New Band:

Conjurer
Lovebites
Sleep Token
Loathe
Visigoth

Best Underground Band:

Amenra
Wolves In The Throne Room
Chelsea Wolfe
Heilung
Tribulation

Best British Band:

Asking Alexandria
Cradle Of Filth
Alestorm
Rolo Tomassi
Judas Priest

Best International Band:

Stone Sour
Trivium
Parkway Drive
Marilyn Manson
Arch Enemy

Breakthough:

Marmozets
Code Orange
Power Trip
Employed To Serve
Carpenter Brut

Best Live Band:

Sabaton
Lacuna Coil
Converge
Cannibal Corpse
Sólstafir

Best Independent Label:

Sumerian
Holy Roar
UNFD
Southern Lord
Indie Recordings

Best Event:

Download
Bloodstock
Tech-Fest
Chicago Open Air
Wacken

Non Fan-Voted Categories:

Album Of The Year

Spirit Of Hammer

Inspiration

Global Metal

Icon

Riff Lord

The Golden God

Winners Of 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods

The winners of the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods have been revealed. The awards ceremony took place at IndigO2 at The O2 in London, England today (June 12).

Best New Band: Venom Prison

Best Underground Band: Pallbearer

Best UK Band: Architects

Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast: Avenged Sevenfold

Best Live Band: Mastodon

Best Independent Label: Nuclear Blast

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’: Joel O’ Keeffe (Airbourne)

Game Of The Year: Iron Maiden: The Legacy Of The Beast

Breakthrough: Avatar

Riff Lord: Devin Townsend

Defender Of The Faith: Ben Ward (Orange Goblin) & his partner Sandie Soriano

Inspiration: Exodus

Best Album: Gojira – “Magma”

Spirit Of Hammer: Prophets Of Rage

Icon: The Dillinger Escape Plan

Golden God: Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath To Be Preseneted With The “Golden God” Award At Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards

Metal Hammer have announced that Black Sabbath are set to be honored with the 2017 “Golden God” award at the upcoming Golden Gods Awards ceremony. Tony Iommi will accept the award at the event, which is set to to take place at the Indigo at the O2 in London, England on June 12.

Geezer Butler commented:

“Thank you for this award. It’s good to know that after almost 50 years Sabbath is still relevant, and has its importance in the history of music. I want to thank our fans who have been with us along the way, without them there would be no Sabbath.”

Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade added:

“Black Sabbath are, quite simply, the Ground Zero for metal. Without them, heavy music wouldn’t exist as we know and love it today, and it only seems right that in a year where we’re celebrating the power of our scene, we acknowledge the influence of the Mac Daddies themselves.”

Head HERE to see a list of bands set to perform at the Golden Gods Awards.

Mastodon To Headline 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Mastodon have been revealed as the headliners of the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Other artists set to perform include: Orange Goblin, Clutch and Avatar. The event will take place at IndigO2 at The O2 in London, England on June 12, and it will be hosted by Chris Jericho (Fozzy). Nominees can be seen HERE.