Metal Hammer Golden God Awards – We salute you!

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They said it was going to be bigger and better than ever before and guess what? It was just that AND THEN SOME! Last night was not just another Awards do, it was about solidarity through music and the coming together of the great and the good of the metal community.

‘Fresh’ from Download, we gathered together in the hallowed surroundings of the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith for awesome live music (cheers Amon Amarth, Halestorm and Gojira). We threw our horns up to the best metal bands on the planet, celebrating 30 years of the metal bible Metal Hammer in the process. We made some new friends (VIKINGS!!!) and we remembered a sadly departed legend, RIP Lemmy.

And if that wasn’t enough, through ticket sales and generous donations a heap of cash was raised for the amazing Heavy Metal Truants in support of Nordoff Robbins, Childline and Teenage Cancer Trust (These guys cycled 161 miles to Download festival… RESPECT!).

Who won what…..

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 (Halestorm)
Best Independent Label
Prosthetic Records
Best Video
Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip”
Best Album
Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
Riff Lord
Phil Campbell – Motorhead
Inspiration
Anthrax
Icon
Nikki Sixx
Global Metal Award
Chthonic
Spirit Of Lemmy
Triple H
The Golden God
Joey Jordison

The night in pictures:

gg2016_various004Vikings have landed….

2Red Carpet awaits

3Creeper are here and nominated for Best New Band

gg2016_various006We spy MegaDave Mustaine (we are not worthy!)

5Hey there Cane Hill

6Sons of Balaur dropped in

gg2016_various003What’s up for grabs..

gg2016_awards009Creeper win Best New Band

8Enslaved win Best Underground Act

gg2016_live001Now that’s how to open a show….

gg2016_live005Halestorm live and blowing our tiny minds

gg2016_live002Shows us yer horns

gg2016_live003Gojiraaaaaa

11Dani Filth, Lindzriot and Richard Shaw of Cradle of Filth with Myrkur

gg2016_various005A herd/gaggle/crew of VIKINGS, like actual Vikings. Cheers Amon Amarth

gg2016_awards008And the Golden God is….. Joey Jordison

gg2016_live011Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee and Saxon bringing the Eventim Apollo to its knees

gg2016_live012And that’s a wrap!

Cheers guys and see you all next year.

Stay metal!

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