Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The 2012 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards: Winners, Video Footage Of Performances & More Available!
Here is what Metal Hammer Editor Alexander Milas said of last night’s Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin: “Ten playing bands, two boats, eighteen awards, and nearly 2,000 fans, and completely Heavy Metal – there’s just nothing like the Metal Hammer Golden God awards. This wasn’t just the tenth anniversary of the event. It’s also the 25th anniversary year for our magazine, and tonight we partied with the legends, the NEW blood, and most importantly the fans, without whom our world wouldn’t exist. Here’s to another ten, and another 25. Chin-chin”.
And here’s the full list of winners at The Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin:
- Best New Band: THE DEFILED
- Best Underground Band: WATAIN
- Breakthrough: GHOST
- Best U.K. Band: SAXON
- Best International Band: LAMB OF GOD
- Best Event: IRON MAIDEN‘s U.K. tour
- Best Live Band: RAMMSTEIN
- Dimebag Darrell Shredder: Devin Townsend
- Metal As F*ck: ANTHRAX
- Spirit Of Hammer: Bill Bailey
- Best Album: MASTODON – “The Hunter”
- Best Drummer: Vinnie Paul Abbott
- Inspiration: Roadrunner Records
- Icon: FEAR FACTORY
- Riff Lord: Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel
- Golden God: Joey DeMaio
The show also featured performances from Anthrax, Ghost, Watain and Biohazard! Check out the performance videos below!