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2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Include NEUROSIS, CODE ORANGE & OPETH

There's also a "Game Of The Year" award now, too.

There's also a "Game Of The Year" award now, too.

The 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods award show will be held at the IndigO2 at The O2 in London, England on June 12, and will be hosted by wrestler and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho.

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The nominees list is pretty varied this year, though some of the choices are a little confusing. I get that Neurosis might not be known across the board, but they've been around since 1985… so it's kinda tough to call 'em underground.

Also, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman better win the guitarist award. That guy is inhuman.

Best New Band:
Zeal & Ardor
Venom Prison
Brutai
Puppy
Ocean Grove

Best Underground Band:
Perturbator
Neurosis
Royal Thunder
Pallbearer
Anaal Nathrakh

Best UK Band:
Bury Tomorrow
Architects
While She Sleeps
Tesseract
Orange Goblin

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Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast:
Metallica
Opeth
Alter Bridge
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn

Breakthrough:
Code Orange
Creeper
Oathbreaker
Ho99o9
Avatar

Best Live Band:
Steel Panther
letlive.
Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Ghost

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

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Best Independent Label:
Nuclear Blast
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
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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