Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards Preview

Written by Dan Peeke

Now in its 16th year, the most prestigious metal awards show of the year will be hitting the Indigo2 again, with Hatebreed’s Jamie Jasta at the helm once more. Split between a celebration of the best metal of the year and stunningly heavy performances, this will be a memorable night.

Performing across the night will be Myrkur, Carpenter Brut and Baroness, as well as the brutal, polyrhythmic prog metal of Meshuggah and a headline, full production set from metalcore royalty Parkway Drive. Expect riff-heavy sets full of thumping bass, explosive drumming and brutal vocals, appreciated in the company of your fellow metal fans and musical heroes alike.

The Golden God award will fall to Ozzy Osbourne, which last year was bestowed upon his Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi and has been given to the likes of Lemmy and Dave Mustaine in previous years. On top of that, we’ll find out the results of predetermined awards such as Spirit Of Hammer (in the past received by Brian Blessed and Christopher Lee- the reveal here will be very exciting), Riff Lord and Album Of The Year. The public vote decides the rest, such as Best British Band, Best Event and Best Live Band. Surprises and controversy are bound to fill the night, but all in all the we’ll be treated to an exciting night of metal mayhem.

The Golden Gods takes place at the Indigo2 in London on Monday 11th June.

About the author

Dan Peeke

I like classic rock like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and Hendrix, Metal like Metallica and Slipknot, into more extreme stuff like Cannibal Corpse and Anaal Nathrakh. Other than rock, I love Bob Marley, blues legends like BB King, Rock n Roll like Chuck Berry, Jazz, Country and Bluegrass. I also like a bit of Elton John and Eminem every now and then (Sorry!). But overall my favourite bands are System of a Down, Five Finger Death Punch, Rush, Children of Bodom, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Anaal Nathrakh.

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