SAXON, ANTHRAX, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD and MASTODON are among the artists who were honored at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, which was held last night (Monday, June 11) at Indigo2 in London, England. The event also featured performances by ANTHRAX, BIOHAZARD, GHOST and WATAIN, among others.
2012 Golden Gods winners:
Best New Band: THE DEFILED Best Underground Band: WATAIN Breakthrough: GHOST Best U.K. Band: SAXON Best International Band: LAMB OF GOD Best Event: IRON MAIDEN's U.K. tour
Best Live Band: RAMMSTEIN Dimebag Darrell Shredder: Devin Townsend Metal As F*ck: ANTHRAX Spirit Of Hammer: Bill Bailey Best Album: MASTODON - "The Hunter"
Best Drummer: Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA)
Inspiration: Roadrunner Records Icon: FEAR FACTORY Riff Lord: Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
Golden God: Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR)
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