- Monday 11th June
- IndigO2, London
- Voting is now open at www.metalhammer.co.uk
- Win the chance to perform at the legendary pre party
08/03/12 Metal Hammer magazine and the Golden Gods have become institutions of rock and metal music worldwide. They have supported, introduced and awarded some of the most influential bands in the world and voting for the 2012 awards is now open at http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk
This year is the tenth anniversary of the awards and Metal Hammer intend to celebrate this in true style, and as always, they want the readers to help make this the biggest Golden Gods yet. By simply registering their vote, each reader has the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the awards.
The Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin are once again taking place at the world famous IndigoO2, on Monday 11th June, the day after the Download Festival. The world of rock and metal will be descending on South East London for what has become known as the weekend of rock’s grand finale!2002 was The Golden Gods inception year, the same year as The Monsters Of Rock Festival was resurrected as the Download Festival and Guns ‘n’ Roses played their long awaited comeback tour. In celebration of this landmark, Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer editor, promises to make this a year never to be forgotten…
“The Golden Gods have got bigger, messier and more debauched year after year. It’s an honour to not only give the greatest bands in the world the accolades they deserve, but also allow the greatest fans in the world to get up close and personal with their heroes. With the help of the Metal Hammer readers, I know this is going to be the best Golden Gods yet, and here’s to another ten years.”
The awards are as much about the fans as it is the talent, which is why these prestigious gongs are so sought after. Not only are the awards driven by Metal Hammer readers votes, it is the fans you will find at the front of the stage on the night rubbing shoulders with the talent.
Download Festival will also have a special award in recognition of also reaching that ten ten-year milestone. To cast you vote for your favourite Download moment go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
The reader voted categories are…
Best New Band (Sponsored By Kraken)
Animals As Leaders
Kobra And The Lotus
Primal Rock Rebellion
Best Underground Band
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’
Adam D (Killswitch)
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)
Ol Drake (Evile)
Satchel (Steel Panther)
Breakthrough Artist (Sponsored By Hobgoblin)
Motionless In White
While She Sleeps
Best UK Band (Sponsored By Roadrunner)
Fields Of The Nephilim
Best Live Band (Sponsored By Kopparberg)
Best Event (Sponsored By Alchemy)
Devin Townsend’s UK shows
Iron Maiden’s UK Tour
Manowar long-awaited return to the UK
Dave Mustaine joining Metallica on stage
Motley Crue/Tommy Lee’s drum rollercoaster
Metal As F*ck (Sponsored By World Of Tanks)
Best International Band
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb Of God
Video Of The Year (Voting via http://www.facebook.com/ScuzzTv)
Asking Alexandria – To The Stage
Trivium – In Waves
Mastodon – Curl Of The Burl
Motionless In White – Creatures
Red Fang – Wires
Metal Hammer are delighted to announce Orange Amps as headline sponsors for 2012. They have been a major part of rock music since 1968. They have provided the amplification to some of the greatest artist to walk this planet including AC/DC, Jimmy Page and Black Sabbath. They have always been a pioneering force in guitar amplification and built their reputation on delivering high quality without compromise on construction and tone. They are a multi-award-winning company known as the best British guitar amplifier manufacturer for both design and build.
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About Metal Hammer Magazine
Metal Hammer is the heavy metal bible. Based in the UK, published monthly, and distributed internationally, it is now in its 25th year of publication, and its coverage of the world of metal – from the cutting edge to the extreme – is unparalleled. With 300,000 Facebook followers, 100,000 Twitter followers, and its unprecedented coverage of the global metal scene – from India to Indonesia to South America – it truly is the world’s premiere metal magazine.
About Orange Amplification
Founded in 1968 by Cliff Cooper, Orange Amps have always been a pioneering force in guitar amplification and built their reputation on delivering high quality without compromise on construction and tone. Known as the best British guitar amplifier manufacturer for both design and build, the company were awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise and International Trade in 2006 and 2009, the highest award that the Queen can confer on a UK company and it is recognised throughout the world.
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