And the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winners this year are…

Posted by on June 13, 2016

Metal Hammer Golden Gods

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards happened tonight in the UK and among their nominees, there were many great bands including Enslaved, Slayer or Lamb of God but unfortunately not everyone can take home the prize, so we bring you the list of winners for this year’s edition. Among the winners and celebrations, there were other things happening at the show, like Gojira’s amazing live performance, or Saxon’s show with with Motorhead’s Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee where they tipped their hats to the late Lemmy with a massive eagle descending to their stage. Also, other touching moments like Joey Jordison’s acceptance speech where he revealed he was forced to leave Slipknot due to Transverse Myelitis:

Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis, I lost my legs. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I got myself back, and I got myself in the gym and I got myself back in therapy, to fucking beat this shit. And, if I could do it, you could it. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. To people with multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, or anything like that, I am living proof that you can fucking beat that shit. And, fucking metal and all of these fans will do it for you. Thank you so fucking much. [holding back tears as the crowd cheers] To my lady, Amanda! You can beat this shit, no joke. Just the fact that metal lives in your heart, you can accomplish anything.

Check out the list of winners marked in bold letters below and let us know if you think they deserved to take the awards home:


Best New Band:

  • Black Peaks
  • Cane Hill
  • Creeper
  • Heck
  • The Black Queen

Best Underground:

  • Enslaved
  • Myrkur
  • Rotting Christ
  • Sunn O)))
  • Tribulation

Best UK Band:

  • Architects
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • TesseracT
  • The Prodigy

Best International Band:

  • Amon Amarth
  • Babymetal
  • Ghost
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Slayer


  • Avatar
  • Beartooth
  • Deafheaven
  • Northlane
  • We Came As Romans

Best Live Band:

  • Anthrax
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Lamb Of God
  • Nightwish
  • Parkway Drive

Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award:

  • Alpha (Ghost)
  • Graham “Pin” Pinney (SikTh)
  • Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
  • Kristan Dawson (Bury Tomorrow)
  • Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

Best Independent Label:

  • Basick Records
  • Holy Roar
  • Prosthetic Records
  • Season Of Mist
  • UNFD

Best Video:

  • Anthrax – “Blood Eagle Wings”
  • Iron Maiden – “Speed Of Light”
  • New Years Day – “I’m About To Break You”
  • Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip”
  • Slayer – “Repentless”

Non fan-voted categories to be awarded include:

Best Album: Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
Riff Lord: Phil Campbell – Motorhead
Inspiration: Anthrax
Icon: Nikki Sixx
Global Metal Award: Chthonic
Spirit Of Lemmy: Triple H
The Golden God: Joey Jordison

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