Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013 Nominees Unveiled
The nominees and official show date for the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards have been revealed. Not to be confused with the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, the Metal Hammer event will be held on June 17 at England's esteemed Indigo2 venue, with the legendary Motorhead set to headline the gig.
The 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards promises to feature "a host of incredible live performances and legendary special guests," and with Motorhead already confirmed to perform, the awards show is starting to look pretty awesome. Additionally, the nominees for nine categories have been announced, and fans have been invited to cast their vote to decide this year's winners.
Here is the full list of nominees for the fan-decided 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards:
Best New Band:
Bleed From Within
Thy Art is Murder
Upon a Burning Body
Motionless in White
While She Sleeps
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Best U.K. Band:
Bring Me the Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Best International Band:
Five Finger Death Punch
Dave Grohl's Sound City Players
Heavy Metal Recognized as a Religion
Devin Townsend's Retinal Circus
Anthrax on Mars
Ginger Smashes the Music Industry
Dimebag Darrell Shredder:
Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me)
Eric Calderone (YouTube)
Fredrik Akesson (Opeth)
Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Johan Soderberg and Olavi Aikkonen (Amon Amarth)
Metal as F*ck:
Other Golden Gods awards, which are decided by Metal Hammer rather than online voters, include Drummer of the Year, Spirit of Hammer, Riff Lord, Inspiration, Album of the Year, Icon and The Golden God Award.
Head over to the official Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards website to vote for your favorite bands and musicians.