Metal Hammer’s annual Golden Gods awards ceremony took place in London last night at the Indigo2, with a host of rock and metal bands in attendance to both pick up and present awards, and – of course – perform.
The ceremony was presided over by none other than the UK’s very own Steel Panther, with awards being voted for by readers of Metal Hammer. A full report of the event will be featured in the 22nd of July issue of Metal Hammer magazine.
A list of last night’s winners is below. Do you agree with the list of award winners? Would you have chosen another band for a particular category? Take a look and let us know!
Best New Band: Devil You Know
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ Award: Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
Best Underground Band: Wardruna
Best UK Band: Iron Maiden
Best Live Band: Killswitch Engage
Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Global Metal Award: Shared between Orphaned Land and Khalas
Riff Lord Award: Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge)
King Of The Internet Award: Devin Townsend
Inspiration Award: Hanoi Rocks
Best Album: The Satanist, Behemoth
The Spirit Of Hammer Award: David Prowse
Icon Award: Michael Schenker
Gold God Award: Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
Read Metal Hammer’s summary of the evening, along with video and interviews here ahead of the full feature coming on the 22nd of July.