2015 Metal Hammer ‘Golden Gods Awards’ Winners Revealed


The 2015 edition Metal Hammer‘s ‘Golden Gods Awards‘ were held today, June 15th, at Indigo2 In London, England on June 15th. Here’s who walked home with a new award:


Golden God:
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

Global Metal:
District Unknown/Martyrs Of Metal

At The Gates

Best Album:
Faith No More – “Sol Invictus

Riff Lord:
Brian May (Queen)

Gene Simmons (Kiss)

Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies)

Spirit Of Hammer:
Dr. Matt Taylor

Defender Of The Faith:
Tommy Thayer (Kiss)


Best New Band:

  • We Are Harlot (winner)
  • King 810
  • Beartooth
  • Marmozets
  • King Parrot

Best UK Band:

  • Bring Me The Horizon (winner)
  • Electric Wizard
  • Napalm Death
  • Architects
  • While She Sleeps

Best International Band:

  • Slipknot (winner)
  • Machine Head
  • Nightwish
  • Mastodon
  • Scorpions


  • Babymetal (winner)
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Halestorm
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • In This Moment

Best Underground:

  • Winterfylleth (winner)
  • Sólstafir
  • Purson
  • Royal Thunder
  • Bölzer

Best Live Band:

  • Of Mice & Men (winner)
  • Parkway Drive
  • Meshuggah
  • Killer Be Killed
  • Devin Townsend

Dimebag Darrell Shredder:

  • Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest) (winner)
  • Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
  • Ice Dale (Enslaved)
  • Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
  • Josh Middleton (Sylosis)

Best Independent Label:

  • Epitaph Records (winner)
  • Relapse Records
  • Earache Records
  • Basick Records
  • Season Of Mist

King/Queen Of The Internet:

  • 10 Second Song Guy (winner)
  • Metal Construction
  • Drewsif Stalin
  • Tina S
  • Vegan Black Metal Chef

It remains unclear who won the ‘Best Video’ category and the ‘Best Video Game’ category thus far.

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