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Metal Hammer Golden Gods presented

By | Published on Tuesday 12 June 2012

Metal Hammer Golden Gods

What with the Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, followed immediately by the Download Festival, you might have thought that the great and good of the metal community might like a bit of a rest on Monday. But no, instead they all popped down to IndigO2 in the O2 dome for the tenth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards.

Actually, the press release bills the ceremony as “the only true metal awards of 2012”, which presumably means the Kerrang! Awards don’t count. Or, rather, the ‘Kerrang! Awards 2012 fuelled by Relentless Energy Drink,’ as we’re supposed to call them. How silly is that? Metal Hammer wouldn’t have a name that silly for its awards. No, because metal’s all about turning it up to eleven, the rival magazine has gone one louder and insisted that we refer to its awards as ‘The Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin’.

So, here’s what Metal Hammer Editor Alexander Milas said of last night’s Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin: “Ten playing bands, two boats, eighteen awards, and nearly 2,000 fans, and completely heavy metal – there’s just nothing like the Metal Hammer Golden God awards. This wasn’t just the tenth anniversary of the event. It’s also the 25th anniversary year for our magazine, and tonight we partied with the legends, the new blood, and most importantly the fans, without whom our world wouldn’t exist. Here’s to another ten, and another 25. Chin-chin”.

And here’s the full list of winners at The Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin:

Best UK Band: Saxon
Best International Band: Lamb Of God
Best Underground Band: Watain
Best New Band: The Defiled
Breakthrough Artist: Ghost
Best Live Band: Rammstein
Best Drummer: Vinnie Paul
Best Event: Iron Maiden Conquer The UK (Again)
Best Album: Mastodon – The Hunter
Video Of The Year: Trivium – In Waves

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’: Devin Townsend
Metal As Fuck: Anthrax
Spirit Of Hammer: Bill Bailey
Inspiration: Roadrunner Records
Icons: Fear Factory
Riff Lord: Robb Flynn & Phil Demmel – Machine Head
The Golden God: Joey DeMaio – Manowar



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