IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, STONE SOUR Among 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods' Nominees

IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, STONE SOUR, DOWN and DIMMU BORGIR are among the nominees at this year's edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England.

The nominees for the 2011 Golden Gods are:

Best International Band:

* AVENGED SEVENFOLD
* DIMMU BORGIR
* STONE SOUR
* CHILDREN OF BODOM
* DOWN

Best U.K. Band:

* IRON MAIDEN
* BRING ME THE HORIZON
* SKINDRED
* ARCHITECTS
* BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Best Live Band:

* CANCER BATS
* DEVILDRIVER
* ROB ZOMBIE
* SKINDRED
* MACHINE HEAD

Best New Band:

* THE DEFILED
* KVELERTAK
* TESSERACT
* THE DAMNED THINGS
* LETLIVE

Best Underground:

* WATAIN
* KYLESA
* PRIMORDIAL
* THE DEAD LAY WAITING
* CLUTCH

Best Breakthrough:

* PARKWAY DRIVE
* A DAY TO REMEMBER
* SYLOSIS
* SABATON
* VOLBEAT

Shredder(s):

* Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
* Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
* Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
* Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:

* SLAYER
* BEHEMOTH
* SLIPKNOT
* Zakk Wylde
* DEFTONES

Event Of The Year:

* Rob Zombie's return
* MANOWAR's return
* SYSTEM OF A DOWN reforming
* The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
* "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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