Winners of 2018’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards announced

Winners of 2018’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards announced

The annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards took place last Monday, on June 11, at the Indigo2 in London, UK.

Hatebreed’s frontman Jamey Jasta hosted the awards show, which also featured performances from Parkway Drive, Baroness, Meshuggah, Myrkur, and Carpenter Brut.

A number of the categories were fan voted, here’s who won those:

Best New Band:

Lovebites (winner)
Conjurer
Sleep Token
Loathe
Visigoth

Best Underground Band:

Wolves In The Throne Room (winner)
Amenra
Chelsea Wolfe
Heilung
Tribulation

Best British Band:

Judas Priest (winner)
Asking Alexandria
Cradle Of Filth
Alestorm
Rolo Tomassi

Best Live Band:

Lacuna Coil (winner)
Sabaton
Converge
Cannibal Corpse
Sólstafir

Best International Band:

Arch Enemy (winner)
Stone Sour
Trivium
Parkway Drive
Marilyn Manson

Best Independent Label:

Sumerian (winner)
Holy Roar
UNFD
Southern Lord
Indie Recordings

Best Event:

Download (winner)
Bloodstock
Tech-Fest
Chicago Open Air
Wacken

Breakthough:

Code Orange (winner)
Marmozets
Power Trip
Employed To Serve
Carpenter Brut

A number of non fan-voted awards were also handed out, including:

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)
Spirit Of Hammer: Jessica Pimentel (Alekhine’s Gun, Orange Is The New Black)
Golden God: Ozzy Osbourne

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards is an award established by the British magazine Metal Hammer. It has been held annually since 2003. During the years of its existence, the winners of Golden Gods Awards were such bands and musicians as Zakk Wylde, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam 'Nergal' Darski, Black Sabbath, Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, In Flames, Immortal, Rammstein, Iron Maiden and many others.