Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards: Winners Announced

Opeth’s frontman also justly honored

Behemoth accepting Album of the Year honorsBehemoth accepting Album of the Year honors

Behemoth accepting Album of the Year honors

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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