Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

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The following is a list of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winners.

Introduction[edit]

The awards were conceived by Chris Ingham, John O'Sullivan & Dave Bianchi, and first held at the Kentish Town Forum in London 2003. The show was owned by Future Publishing till 2013, TeamRock 2014-16 and was bought back by Future in 2017. It has been produced by John O'Sullivan since its inception.

The shows[edit]

2003[edit]

Held at the Forum, London
Hosted by Ian Campfield
Live main stage performance by Murderdolls, Shadows Fall, Soil and Raging Speedhorn.

2004[edit]

Held at Ocean, London
Hosted by Ian Campfield
Live main stage performance by HIM, Akercocke and Young Heart Attack.

2005[edit]

Held at the Astoria, London
Hosted by Ian Campfield
Live main stage performance by Anthrax, Nightwish, Shadows Fall, Bullet for My Valentine and Trivium.

2006[edit]

Held at Koko, London
Hosted By Ian Campfield
Live main stage performance by Bullet for My Valentine, DragonForce, Lacuna Coil and Viking Skull.

2007[edit]

Held at Koko, London
Hosted by Jamey Jasta
Live main stage performance by Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God, Turisas and Priestess.

2008[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Oderus Urungus
Live main stage performance by Disturbed, Children of Bodom, In Flames, Apocalyptica and Testament.

2009[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Jason Rouse
Live main stage performance by Trivium, Anvil, Amon Amarth, DevilDriver and Saxon.

2010[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Steel Panther
Live main stage performance by Steel Panther, Airbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Skindred and Evile.
HMS Hammer performances by Nonpoint, Sonic Syndicate, Rise to Remain and Hellyeah.

2011[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Alice Cooper
Live main stage performance by Twisted Sister, Skindred, Devin Townsend, Sylosis and Buckcherry.
HMS Hammer performances by The Dead Lay Waiting, Tesseract, Black Spiders and Biohazard.

2012[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Chris Jericho
Live main stage performance by Anthrax, Sabaton, Ghost, Biohazard and Watain.
HMS Hammer performances by Shadows Fall, Fozzy, While She Sleeps, Attica Rage and Evil Scarecrow.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012[1]
The Defiled Best New Band Won
Watain Best Underground Band Won
Devin Townsend 'Dimebag Darrell Shredder' Award Won
Ghost Breakthrough Band Award Won
Rammstein Best Live Band Award Won
Iron Maiden’s U.K. Tour Best Event Award Won
Lamb of God Best International Band Award Won
Saxon Best UK Band Award Won
Mastodon - The Hunter Best Album Award Won
Anthrax Metal as #### Award Won
Vinnie Paul Best Drummer Won
Roadrunner Records Inspiration Award Won
Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel Riff Lord Award Won
Bill Bailey Spirit of Hammer Award Won
Fear Factory Icon Award Won
Joey DeMaio The Golden God Award Won

2013[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Devin Townsend
Live main stage performance by Motörhead, Airbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Coal Chamber and Paradise Lost.
HMS Hammer performances by Kvelertak, Visions Of Disorder, The Defiled and Heavens Basement.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013[2]
Bleed from Within Best New Band Won
The Algorithm Best Underground Band Won
Eric Calderone 'Dimebag Darrell Shredder' Award Won
Asking Alexandria Breakthrough Band Award Won
Gojira Best Live Band Award Won
The Heavy Metal Census Campaign Best Event Award Won
Stone Sour Best International Band Award Won
Black Sabbath Best UK Band Award Won
Black Sabbath - 13 Best Album Award Won
Burgerkill Metal as #### Award Won
Paradise Lost Inspiration Award Won
Scott Gorham Riff Lord Award Won
Brian Blessed Spirit of Hammer Award Won
Alice in Chains Icon Award Won
Motörhead The Golden God Award Won
Doro Legend Award Won

2014[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Steel Panther
Live main stage performance by Steel Panther, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Stone Cherry, While She Sleeps and Behemoth.
HMS Hammer performances by Orange Goblin, Kill Devil Hill, Upon a Burning Body, Hounds and Dying Fetus.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014[3]
Devil You Know Best New Band Won
Wardruna Best Underground Band Won
Misha Mansoor 'Dimebag Darrell Shredder' Award Won
Of Mice & Men Breakthrough Artist Award Won
Killswitch Engage Best Live Band Award Won
Avenged Sevenfold Best International Band Award Won
Iron Maiden Best UK Band Award Won
Behemoth - The Satanist Best Album Award Won
Hanoi Rocks Inspiration Award Won
Mark Tremonti Riff Lord Award Won
David Prowse Spirit of Hammer Award Won
Michael Schenker Icon Award Won
Mikael Åkerfeldt The Golden God Award Won
Orphaned Land and Khalas Global Metal Award Won
Devin Townsend King of the Internet Won
Grand Theft Auto V Game of the Year Won
Steel Panther - "Party Like It's the End of the World" Video of the Year Won

2015[edit]

Held at Indigo at the O2, London
Hosted by Scott Ian
Main Stage live performances by Suicidal Tendencies, We Are Harlot, Babymetal featuring Dragonforce, At the Gates and Killing Joke
HMS Hammer live performances by Code Orange, Butcher Babies, Upon a Burning Body and Napalm Death

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015[4]
We Are Harlot Best New Band Won
Winterfylleth Best Underground Band Won
Richie Faulkner 'Dimebag Darrell Shredder' Award Won
Babymetal Breakthrough Band Award Won
Of Mice & Men Best Live Band Award Won
Slipknot Best International Band Award Won
Bring Me the Horizon Best UK Band Award Won
Faith No More - Sol Invictus Best Album Award Won
At the Gates Inspiration Award Won
Matt Taylor Spirit of Hammer Award Won
Mike Muir Icon Award Won
Dave Mustaine The Golden God Award Won
District Unknown/Martyrs of Metal Global Metal Award Won
Anthony Vincent King of the internet Won
Epitaph Records Best Independent Label Won
Tommy Thayer Defender of the Faith Won

2016[edit]

Held at the Hammersmith Apollo, London
Hosted by Jamey Jasta
Live performances by Amon Amarth, Halestorm, Gojira and 'A Salute to Lemmy' with Saxon featuring Phil & Mikkey

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016[5]
Creeper Best New Band Won
Enslaved Best Underground band Won
Lzzy Hale ’Dimebag Darrell Shredder’ Award Won
Beartooth Breakthrough Band Award Won
Lamb of God Best Live Band Award Won
Ghost Best International Band Award Won
Asking Alexandria Best UK Band Award Won
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls Best Album Award Won
Anthrax Inspiration Award Won
Phil Campbell Riff Lord Award Won
Nikki Sixx Icon Award Won
Joey Jordison The Golden God Award Won
Chthonic Global Metal Band Won
Parkway Drive Video of the Year Won
Prosthetic Records Best Independent Label Won

2017[edit]

Held at Indigo, O2, London
Hosted by Chris Jericho
Live performances by Orange Goblin, Avatar, Clutch and Mastodon

Winners[edit]

Non fan-voted categories[edit]


2018[edit]

Held at Indigo O2, London

Hosted by Jamey Jasta

Winners

Best New Band: Lovebites

Best Underground Band: Wolves in the Throne Room

Best UK Band: Judas Priest

Best International Band: Arch Enemy

Best Event: Download Festival

Best Live Band: Lacuna Coil

Best Independent Label: Sumerian Records

Breakthrough Artist: Code Orange

Riff Lord: Wes Borland

Defender Of The Faith: Parkway Drive

Inspiration: Meshuggah

Best Album: Myrkur - Mareridt

Global Metal Award: Kaoteon

Spirit Of Hammer: Jessica Pimentel

Icon: James Keenan

Golden God: Ozzy Osbourne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards Winners Announced". Loudwire. June 12, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Winners Announced For Metal Hammer's 2013 'Golden Gods Awards'". Theprp.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014 Review and Winners". planetmosh.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ Crookes, Del (16 June 2015). "Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon & Babymetal win Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards". BBC News. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/98141/The-Metal-Hammer-Golden-God-Awards-2016-The-Winners
  6. ^ http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/winners-of-metal-hammer-golden-gods-2017-revealed