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:
Best Underground Band:
Wolves In The Throne Room (winner)
Best British Band:
Judas Priest (winner)
Cradle Of Filth
Best Live Band:
Lacuna Coil (winner)
Best International Band:
Arch Enemy (winner)
Best Independent Label:
Chicago Open Air
Code Orange (winner)
Employed To Serve
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
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
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.