Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award Show And Nominees Announced

Back in December we weren’t even sure if Metal Hammer would be around this year, but thanks to Future Publishing, they are, and it’s time for them to celebrate as only they know how. Metal Hammer has just announced that the Golden Gods awards show is also back, and will be happening on Monday, June 12th at IndigO2 at The O2 in London. This year’s event will be hosted by Fozzy front man and WWE megastar, Chris Jericho, who had this say on the event: “Metal Hammer is back and so is Chris Jericho! And it’s gonna be amazing to host the comeback party on the 15th anniversary of the Golden Gods! Metal Hammer call themselves the Defenders Of The Faith and I call myself Ian Hill, so it’s a perfect match yet again. Metal Hammer is a torch bearer for metal and rock around the world – without them, heavy rock as we know it would be an entirely different place – a boring, stinky, One Direction-loving place. Let’s rock!

The nominees for each award are listed below! Vote for your favorite today!

Best New Band
Zeal & Ardor
Venom Prison
Brutai
Puppy
Ocean Grove

Best Underground Band
Perturbator
Neurosis
Royal Thunder
Pallbearer
Anaal Nathrakh

Best UK Band
Bury Tomorrow
Architects
While She Sleeps
Tesseract
Orange Goblin

Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast
Metallica
Opeth
Alter Bridge
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn

Breakthrough
Code Orange
Creeper
Oathbreaker
Ho99o9
Avatar

Best Live Band
Steel Panther
Letlive
Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Ghost

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’
Joel O’ Keeffe (Airbourne)
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

Best Independent Label
Nuclear Blast
Cooking Vinyl
Deathwish
Season Of Mist
Basick

Game Of The Year
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Overwatch
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Iron Maiden: The Legacy Of The Beast
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard