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Metal Hammer Golden Gods presented

By | Published on Tuesday 14 June 2016

Metal Hammer Golden Gods

It’s like they say at journalism school, if you cover Kerrang!’s pre-Download Weekend awards bash, you better bloody cover the Metal Hammer Golden Gods that follow the annual rock festival, otherwise it will look like you have favourites, and when the revolution comes you might just need the dudes from Metal Hammer on your side.

So, then, here are the winners of this year’s Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. Bring on the revolution, I say.

Best New Band: Creeper
Best Underground: Enslaved
Best UK Band: Asking Alexandria
Best International Band: Ghost
Breakthrough: Beartooth
Best Live Band: Lamb Of God
Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award: Lzzy Hale

Best Independent Label: Prosthetic Records
Best Album: Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Riff Lord: Phil Campbell
Inspiration: Anthrax
Icon: Nikki Sixx
Global Metal Band: Chthonic
Golden God: Joey Jordison
Best Video: Parkway Drive