Now, this…this is a fucking metal awards show.
The original Golden Gods Awards, hosted by Metal Hammer magazine, were tonight in London, and Iron Maiden, Devin Townsend, Killswitch Engage, and Behemoth were honored with prizes for their work.
As it should be.
The event featured performances by Steel Panther, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Behemoth.
Here are the 2014 winners:
Best New Band: Devil You Know
Dimebag Darrell Shredder: Misha Mansoor of Periphery
Breakthrough Artist: Of Mice & Men
Best Underground Band: Wardruna
Best UK Band: Iron Maiden
Best Live Band: Killswitch Engage
Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Global Metal Act: Orphaned Land and Khalas
Riff Lord: Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge)
King Of The Internet: Devin Townsend
Inspiration: Hanoi Rocks
Album Of The Year: Behemoth’s The Satanist
Icon: Michael Schenker
Spirit Of Hammer: David Prowse (the actor who played Darth Vader)
The Golden God: Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
Game Of The Year: Grand Theft Auto V
Video Of The Year: Steel Panther’s “Party Like It’s The End Of The World”
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