IRON MAIDEN, MOTÖRHEAD, RONNIE JAMES DIO Honored At Germany's METAL HAMMER Awards
The German edition of the Metal Hammer magazine celebrated the second edition of its annual awards at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 5-7 in Wacken, Germany. The winner in each category was chosen via an online vote, a musicians' jury, and the Metal Hammer staff. Some of the winning artists were presented with their awards at the festival's main stage, while others sent video messages expressing their gratitude for the honor.
The complete list of winners:
* Best Album: RAMMSTEIN - "Liebe ist Für alle da"
* Best Debut: STEEL PANTHER - "Feel The Steel"
* Best German Band: BLIND GUARDIAN
* Best International: MOTÖRHEAD
* Best Live Act: IRON MAIDEN
* God Of Riffs: Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Legend: Ronnie James Dio
* Maximum Metal: ANVIL and DORO
* Metal Anthem: BEHEMOTH - "Ov Fire And The Void"
* Up and Coming: ELUVEITIE
Video messages from the following musicians and artist representatives are available at this location:
* Wendy Dio on behalf of Ronnie James Dio
* Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD)
* Orion (BEHEMOTH)
* STEEL PANTHER
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