Here’s the list of Revolver Music Awards winners

Posted by on December 14, 2016


Last night, for the first time in New York, the Revolver Music Awards took place. The awards ceremony, formerly known as the Golden Gods, had taken a year off, and a sold-out Webster Hall was pretty excited for the awards ceremony, which included performances from Stitched Up Heart, Lacuna Coil, Anthrax and Megadeth. Zakk Wylde also played an acoustic version of “In This River” for a segment of musicians that died in the past two years since there was last a Revolver ceremony. Also of note, Cristina Scabbia joined Megadeth for “A Tout le Monde.”

A “Fallen Heroes” all star jam took place at the end of the night, after Metallica won album of the year for Hardwired… To Self Destruct (and the Megadeth-happy crowd booed). That consisted of Bumblefoot, members of Megadeth, Slipknot, Pop Evil, Annihilator, Mutoid Man, Butcher Babies, Red Sun Rising, Lacuna Coil and Ace Frehley also took place. Motorhead’s “Killed by Death” was covered by Butcher Babies‘ Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd and Lacuna Coil‘s Cristina Scabbia. Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising took on Stone Temple Pilots‘ “Plush,” and Ace Frehley, Slipknot‘s Jim Root and Bumblefoot and Bumblefoot ended with a cover of Ace’s “New York Groove,” even though he’s still alive.

We’ll be bringing you plenty of coverage from the Black Carpet, as well as photos from the evening’s events, but for now, here’s who won the awards, in addition to Dave Mustaine picking up a lifetime achievement award and Anthrax picking up an “innovator award”: 

Album Of The Year:

Metallica – “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”
Other nominees: Deftones, Gore; Megadeth, Dystopia; Meshuggah, The Violent Sleep of Reason; Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie


Song Of The Year:

Ghost – “Square Hammer”
Other nominees: Amon Amarth, “Raise Your Horns”; Megadeth, “The Threat is Real”; Metallica, “Hardwired”; Testament, “The Brotherhood of the Snake”


Best Vocalist:

Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men) 
Other nominees: Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth), Chino Moreno (Deftones), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)



Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist:

Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth) 
Other nominees: Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Mikael Akerfeldt & Fredrik Akesson (Opeth), James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)


Paul Gray Best Bassist:

Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah) 
Other nominees: Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)), Kyle Sanders (Hellyeah), Piggy D. (Rob Zombie), Robert Trujillo (Metallica)



Best Drummer:

Chris Adler (For his work on Megadeth‘s “Dystopia“) 
Other nominees: Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Vinnie Paul (Hellyeah), Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men


Best Live Band:

Other nominees: Black Sabbath, Ghost, Hatebreed, Rob Zombie



Most Dedicated Fans:

Pierce The Veil 
Other nominees: Anthrax, Periphery, Trivium, Volbeat


Best New Talent

Other nominees: Babymetal, Nails, Stitched Up Heart, Toothgrinder


Best Film/Video:

Gojira – “Silvera”
Other nominees: Giraffe Tongue Orchestra “Blood Moon,” Kvelertak “1985,” Red Fang, “Shadows,” Slayer, “Pride & Prejudice”


Most Metal Athlete:

Baron Corbin (WWE) 
Other nominees: Drew Stafford (NHL),  Julianna Pena (UFC), Matt Brown (UFC), Robin Lehner (NHL)



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