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
Best UK Band
Best International Band
Best Live Band
Lamb Of God
Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Best Independent Label
Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip”
Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
Phil Campbell – Motorhead
Global Metal Award
Spirit Of Lemmy
The Golden God
The night in pictures:
Vikings have landed….
Red Carpet awaits
Creeper are here and nominated for Best New Band
We spy MegaDave Mustaine (we are not worthy!)
Hey there Cane Hill
Sons of Balaur dropped in
What’s up for grabs..
Creeper win Best New Band
Enslaved win Best Underground Act
Now that’s how to open a show….
Halestorm live and blowing our tiny minds
Shows us yer horns
Dani Filth, Lindzriot and Richard Shaw of Cradle of Filth with Myrkur
A herd/gaggle/crew of VIKINGS, like actual Vikings. Cheers Amon Amarth
And the Golden God is….. Joey Jordison
Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee and Saxon bringing the Eventim Apollo to its knees
And that’s a wrap!
Cheers guys and see you all next year.