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IRON MAIDEN, ENSLAVED, LAMB OF GOD, Etc. Take Home Awards At The Golden Gods 2016 Awards Show

Parkway Drive, Beartooth, and Asking Alexandria also took home some awards.

Parkway Drive, Beartooth, and Asking Alexandria also took home some awards.

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards were handed out on June 13. We could sit here and argue over who should've won what award, and why wasn't this band picked over that band, but in the end it's just another award ceremony that gets a bunch of band's names out there that you might not have previously checked out. Which is kind of the whole point, isn't it?

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Some of the highlights include Iron Maiden's Book Of Souls deemed the best album, Triple H given the Spirit of Hammer Aware (by Dave Mustaine), Enslaved voted as the best "underground" band, Babymetal voted as the greatest band of all time and better than whatever stupid band you like (I made that up), a really emotional speech by Joey Jordison, who was named The Golden God, and a whole bunch more.

Here's the list for you to get mad over.

‘The Golden God’:
Joey Jordison

‘Best Album’:
Iron Maiden – “The Book Of Souls

‘Spirit Of Hammer’:
Triple H

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‘Inspiration’:
Anthrax

‘Best Album’:
Iron Maiden – “The Book Of Souls

‘Global Metal Award’:
Chthonic

‘Icon’:
Nikki Sixx

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‘Riff Lord’:
Phil Campbell (Motörhead)

Fan-voted categories:

‘Best New Band’:

Creeper (winner)
Black Peaks
Cane Hill
Heck
The Black Queen

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‘Best Underground’:

Enslaved (winner)
Myrkur
Rotting Christ
Sunn O)))
Tribulation

‘Best UK Band’:

Asking Alexandria (winner)
Architects
Cradle Of Filth
TesseracT
The Prodigy

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‘Best International Band’:

Ghost (winner)
Amon Amarth
Babymetal
Killswitch Engage
Slayer

‘Breakthrough’:

Beartooth (winner)
Avatar
Deafheaven
Northlane
We Came As Romans

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‘Best Live Band’:

Lamb Of God (winner)
Anthrax
Bring Me The Horizon
Nightwish
Parkway Drive

‘Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award’:

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) (winner)
Alpha (Ghost)
Graham “Pin” Pinney (SikTh)
Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
Kristan Dawson (Bury Tomorrow)

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‘Best Independent Label’:

Prosthetic Records (winner)
Basick Records
Holy Roar
Season Of Mist
UNFD

‘Best Video’:

Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip” (winner)
Anthrax – “Blood Eagle Wings
Iron Maiden – “Speed Of Light
New Years Day – “I’m About To Break You
Slayer – “Repentless

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[via The PRP]

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