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

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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.

Nominees Revealed For 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods

The nominees have been announced for the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods. 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). You can vote for your favorites HERE.

Nominees:

Best New Band:

Zeal & Ardor
Venom Prison
Brutai
Puppy
Ocean Grove

Best Underground Band:

Perturbator
Neurosis
Royal Thunder
Pallbearer
Anaal Nathrakh

Best UK Band:

Bury Tomorrow
Architects
While She Sleeps
Tesseract
Orange Goblin

Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast:

Metallica
Opeth
Alter Bridge
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn

Breakthrough:

Code Orange
Creeper
Oathbreaker
Ho99o9
Avatar

Best Live Band:

Steel Panther
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Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Ghost

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’:

Joel O’ Keeffe (Airbourne)
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

Best Independent Label:

Nuclear Blast
Cooking Vinyl
Deathwish
Season Of Mist
Basick

Game Of The Year:

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Overwatch
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Iron Maiden: The Legacy Of The Beast
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Winners Of 2016 Metal Hammer Golden Gods

The 2016 Metal Hammer Golden Gods award show took place at the Eventim Apollo in London, England today (June 13). Check out the list of winners below.

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The Golden God: Joey Jordison

Best Album: Iron Maiden – “The Book Of Souls”

Spirit Of Hammer: Triple H

Inspiration Award: Anthrax

Global Metal Award: Chthonic

Icon Award: Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.)

Riff Lord: Phil Campbell (Motörhead)

Best New Band: Creeper

Best Underground Band: Enslaved

Best UK Band: Asking Alexandria

Best International Band: Ghost

Breakthrough: Beartooth

Best Live Band: Lamb Of God

Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award: Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

Best Independent Label: Prosthetic Records

Best Video: Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip”

Gojira & Amon Amarth To Perform At Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Gojira and Amon Amarth have been confirmed for the the 2016 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards show. The event will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London, England on June 13, and will be hosted by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Other performers include Halestorm, and a special Lemmy tribute featuring Saxon, along with Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell. You can find a list of the nominees can be found HERE.

Nominees Revealed For 2016 Metal Hammer Golden Gods

The nominees have been revealed for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. The event will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London, England on June 13. You can vote HERE.

‘Best New Band’:

Black Peaks
Cane Hill
Creeper
Heck
The Black Queen

‘Best Underground’:

Enslaved
Myrkur
Rotting Christ
Sunn O)))
Tribulation

‘Best UK Band’:

Architects
Asking Alexandria
Cradle Of Filth
TesseracT
The Prodigy

‘Best International Band’:

Amon Amarth
Babymetal
Ghost
Killswitch Engage
Slayer

‘Breakthrough’:

Avatar
Beartooth
Deafheaven
Northlane
We Came As Romans

‘Best Live Band’:

Anthrax
Bring Me The Horizon
Lamb Of God
Nightwish
Parkway Drive

‘Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award’:

Alpha (Ghost)
Graham “Pin” Pinney (SikTh)
Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
Kristan Dawson (Bury Tomorrow)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

‘Best Independent Label’:

Basick Records
Holy Roar
Prosthetic Records
Season Of Mist
UNFD

‘Best Video’:

Anthrax – “Blood Eagle Wings”
Iron Maiden – “Speed Of Light”
New Years Day – “I’m About To Break You”
Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip”
Slayer – “Repentless”

‘Best Video Game’:

‘Destiny: The Taken King‘
‘Fallout 4‘
‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘
‘Star Wars: Battlefront‘
‘Until Dawn‘

Non fan-voted categories to be awarded include:

‘Best Album’
‘Riff Lord’
‘Inspiration’
‘Icon’
‘Global Metal Award’
‘Spirit Of Hammer’
‘The Golden God’