Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award Show Winners 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 was time to celebrate tonight. Metal Hammer‘s Golden Gods awards show just wrapped up at The O2 in London, and we have all of the winners for you below!

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

Best Underground Band
Perturbator
Neurosis
Royal Thunder
Pallbearer (Winner)
Anaal Nathrakh

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

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

Breakthrough
Code Orange
Creeper
Oathbreaker
Ho99o9
Avatar (Winner)

Best Live Band
Steel Panther
Letlive
Killswitch Engage
Mastodon (Winner)
Ghost

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

Best Independent Label
Nuclear Blast (Winner)
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 (Winner)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Non fan-voted categories:

Riff Lord: Devin Townsend
Defender Of The Faith: Ben Ward (Orange Goblin) & his partner Sandie Soriano
Inspiration: Exodus
Best Album: Gojira – “Magma”
Spirit Of Hammer: Prophets Of Rage
Icon: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Golden God: Black Sabbath