Tonight, the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show took place in Los Angeles. The night found Anthrax performing with Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown, The Dillinger Escape Plan perform a Depeche Mode cover with Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Halestorm cover Led Zeppelin with David Draiman, Five Finger Death Punch play with Rob Halford and Rob Zombie, Stone Sour joined by Corey Taylor and Jim Root’s Slipknot bandmates for a percussion-heavy Black Sabbath cover, Danzig perform a few Misfits classics with Doyle Von Frankenstein, and a set from some garage band out of San Francisco (who were also joined onstage by Halford).

But the special guest performances weren’t the only surprises from the show, for there were a handful of shocking wins. For instance, who would’ve thought HIM still had a big enough fanbase to win the “Most Dedicated Fans” award? And we knew Halestorm had loyal fans, but loyal enough to help their drummer win the Golden God over Neil Peart? And apparently Black Veil Brides decided to use its acceptance speech for “Song Of The Year” to call out everyone who booed them (calling them “fat assholes” and such). Arguably the big winner of the evening, though, was Deftones who won “Album Of The Year” with Koi No Yokan. Meanwhile, Corey Taylor won “Best Vocalist” and “Best Live Band” with Slipknot, technically making him the only multi-winner of the night.

We’ll be doing a full recap of the night soon, but for now check out who won each Golden God this year below [winners in bold].


BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone
– John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
– Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
– Alex Lifeson (Rush)
– Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
– Brendon Small (Dethklok)
– Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)


BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop
– Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
– Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
– Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
– Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament)
– Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
– Neil Peart (Rush)


PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley
– Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
– Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo)
– Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
– Geddy Lee (Rush)
– Jason Newsted (Newsted)
– Sergio Vega (Deftones)


BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink
– Phil Anselmo (Down & solo)
– Maria Brink (In This Moment)
– Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
– Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
– Chino Moreno (Deftones)
– Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)


– Device
– Ghost
– Kvelertak
– Miss May I
– Of Mice & Men
– Young Guns


MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records
– Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL)
– Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing)
– Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)
– Triple H (WWE wrestling)
– Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding)
– CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)


BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom
– Anthrax
– Five Finger Death Punch
– Hatebreed
– Lamb of God
– Slipknot
– Volbeat


– Aerosmith
– The Darkness
– Quicksand
– Refused
– Soundgarden
– Tenacious D


– Asking Alexandria, “Run Free”
– Avenged Sevenfold, “Carry On”
– Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
– Dethklok, “I Ejaculate Fire”
– Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
– In This Moment, “Blood”


– Black Label Society
– Black Veil Brides
– A Day To Remember
– Rammstein
– Slipknot


ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification
– Deftones, Koi No Yokan
– Gojira, L’Enfant Sauvage
– Halestorm, The Strange Case of…
– Marilyn Manson, Born Villain
– Soundgarden, King Animal
– Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 1


UPDATE: Our recap of the entire night is now online.