‘Metal Hammer Golden Gods’ Winners Revealed

Posted by on June 14, 2011

As most of you probably know, the UK’s Metal Hammer Magazine has been hosting their own Golden Gods metal award show across the pond for a couple of years now (way before Revolver Magazine started to hold their own in the States). We didn’t compare and contrast the nominees of this year’s Revolver and Metal Hammer’s award shows like we did last year. However, we thought this time around we’d take a look at who won at the UK ceremony held yesterday at indigO2 in London, England and see how it matches up against the American Golden Gods.

You can see the entire rundown of winners of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods after the jump (and the winners of the Revolver Golden Gods here), but here are a few stand out wins:

-Though they didn’t sweep the awards like they did at Revolver’s ceremony, Avenged Sevenfold did snag the Metal Hammer Golden God for “Best International Band,” thus proving that even the UK love A7X.

-One major difference between the two Golden Gods is that Revolver’s recognizes singers and drummers in addition to guitar players, while the only single instrument award handed out by Metal Hammer is for guitarists (actually, they have two separate awards for guitarists). A7X’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance picked up the “Best Guitarist(s)” at Revolver’s show, while Metal Hammer gave “Dimebag Darrell Shredder(s)” to Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist Gus G. and the “Riff Lord(s)” to Down’s Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein.

-Rob Zombie presented the “Golden God” award to Alice Cooper during Revolver’s festivities. At Metal Hammer’s show, though, it was Cooper presenting the “Golden God” award to Zombie.

Revolver gave the “Best New Band” award to The Black Veil Brides, while Metal Hammer gave the same award to The Damned Things.

-Rammstein were given the “Best Live Band” award by Revolver this year. Metal Hammer, on the other hand, gave their “Best Live Band” award to Skindred…wait what?

-Another big win A7X got at Revolver’s award show was “Album Of The Year” with Nightmare. The “Best Album” award at Metal Hammer’s show went to Killing Joke’s Absolute Dissent.

Those are just a few highlights from the two Golden Gods. You can check out the rest of the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods winners here, while the rest of the 2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods winner can be seen after the jump:

“Best New Band” – The Damned Things
“Metal As Fuck” – Nergal (Behemoth)
“Best Underground” – Primordial
“Dimebag Darrell Shredder(s)” – Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne)
“Breakthrough Artist” – Sabaton
“Best UK Band” – Iron Maiden
“Best Live Band” – Skindred
“Inspiration Award” – Twisted Sister
“Best International Band” – Avenged Sevenfold
“Best Album” – Absolute Dissent by Killing Joke
“Event of the Year” – “Big 4” coming together for first time ever in the U.K.
“Riff Lord(s)” – Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein (Down)
“Spirit of Hammer” – Diamond Head
“Icons” – Judas Priest
“Golden God” – Rob Zombie


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