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The GOLDEN GODS - Vote For Nominees, See the Videos

By Long Paul, Program Director
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 7:49 AM


GOLDEN GODS Going Strong at 10

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Metal Hammer magazine and the Golden Gods have become institutions of rock and metal music worldwide. They have supported, introduced and awarded some of the most influential bands in the world and voting for the 2012 awards is now open at http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk

This year is the tenth anniversary of the awards and Metal Hammer intend to celebrate this in true style, and as always, they want the readers to help make this the biggest Golden Gods yet. By simply registering their vote, each reader has the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the awards.

The Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin are once again taking place at the world famous IndigoO2, on Monday 11th June, the day after the Download Festival. The world of rock and metal will be descending on South East London for what has become known as the weekend of rock’s grand finale!2002 was The Golden Gods inception year, the same year as The Monsters Of Rock Festival was resurrected as the Download Festival and Guns ‘n’ Roses played their long awaited comeback tour. In celebration of this landmark, Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer editor, promises to make this a year never to be forgotten…

“The Golden Gods have got bigger, messier and more debauched year after year. It’s an honour to not only give the greatest bands in the world the accolades they deserve, but also allow the greatest fans in the world to get up close and personal with their heroes. With the help of the Metal Hammer readers, I know this is going to be the best Golden Gods yet, and here’s to another ten years.”

The awards are as much about the fans as it is the talent, which is why these prestigious gongs are so sought after. Not only are the awards driven by Metal Hammer readers votes, it is the fans you will find at the front of the stage on the night rubbing shoulders with the talent.

Download Festival will also have a special award in recognition of also reaching that ten ten-year milestone. To cast you vote for your favourite Download moment go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

The reader voted categories are…

Best New Band (Sponsored By Kraken)

Animals As Leaders
Heights
The Defiled
Kobra And The Lotus
Primal Rock Rebellion

Best Underground Band:

Ancient VVisdom
Black Breath
In Solitude
Shining (No)
Watain

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’:

Adam D (Killswitch)
Devin Townsend
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)
Ol Drake (Evile)
Satchel (Steel Panther)

Breakthrough Artist: (Sponsored By Hobgoblin)

Cancer Bats
Ghost
Motionless In White
Parkway Drive
While She Sleeps

Best UK Band: (Sponsored By Roadrunner)

Black Spiders
Fields Of The Nephilim
Saxon
TesseracT
TRC

Best Live Band: (Sponsored By Kopparberg)

Iron Maiden
Metallica
Rammstein
Skindred
Watain

Best Event: (Sponsored By Alchemy)

Devin Townsend’s UK shows
Iron Maiden’s UK Tour
Manowar long-awaited return to the UK
Dave Mustaine joining Metallica on stage
Motley Crue/Tommy Lee’s drum rollercoaster

Metal As F*ck: (Sponsored By World Of Tanks)

Anthrax
Hell
Nik Kai
Sabaton
Zoltan Bathory

Best International Band:

Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb Of God
Meshuggah
Nightwish
Opeth

Video Of The Year: (Voting via http://www.facebook.com/ScuzzTv)

Asking Alexandria – To The Stage

Trivium – In Waves

Mastodon – Curl Of The Burl

Motionless In White – Creatures

Red Fang – Wires


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