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Winners Revealed For Metal Hammer’s 2014 ‘Golden Gods Awards’

Metal Hammer‘s 2014 ‘Golden Gods Awards‘ were handed out today, Monday June 16th, during a ceremony held at the London Indigo2 in London, England. The mostly fan-voted awards were handed out as follows:

Best Album (non-voted):
Behemoth – “The Satanist

The Golden God (non-voted):
Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth, etc.)

Riff Lord (non-voted):
Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, etc.)

Icon (non-voted):
Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions etc.)

Spirit Of Hammer (non-voted):
David Prowse (bodybuilder/actor who played Darth Vader)

Inspiration (non-voted):
Hanoi Rocks

Best New Band:

Winner: Devil You Know

Other nominees:
Hacktivist
Northlane
Issues
Savage Messiah

Best Underground:

Winner: Wardruna

Other nominees:
Scorpion Child
Deafheaven
Alcest
Beastmilk

Breakthrough:

Winner: Of Mice & Men

Other nominees:
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Crossfaith
TesseracT
Powerwolf

Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award:

Winner: Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

Other nominees:
Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
Justin Aufdemkampe (Miss May I)
Sid Glover (Heaven’s Basement)

Best International Band:

Winner: Avenged Sevenfold

Other nominees:
Dream Theater
Within Temptation
Volbeat
Nine Inch Nails

Best Live Band:

Winner: Killswitch Engage

Other nominees:
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Prodigy
Five Finger Death Punch
Karnivool

Best UK Band:

Winner: Iron Maiden

Other nominees:
Carcass
Bring Me The Horizon
Architects
Asking Alexandria

King Of The Internet:

Winner: Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project, etc.)

Other nominees:
David Draiman (Disturbed/Device)
Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium)
Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
Chris Jericho (Fozzy/WWE)

Video Of The Year:

Winner: Steel Panther – “Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World

Other nominees:
letlive. – “Banshee (Ghost Fame)
The Defiled – “As I Drown
Wilson – “College Gangbang
Korn – “Never Never

Game Of The Year:

Winner: ‘Grand Theft Auto V

Other nominees:
WWE 2K14
Rocksmith 2014
Call Of Duty: Ghosts
World Of Tanks

Global Metal Award:

Winner: Orphaned Land (who shared it with Khalas)

Other nominees:
Skyharbor
Godless Symptoms
From The Vastland
Skiltron

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