THE ONLY TRUE METAL AWARDS OF 2012
MONDAY 11TH JUNE – INDIGO2, LONDON
CHRIS JERICHO TO HOST
VOTING CLOSES IN TWO WEEKS VOTE NOW AT WWW.METALHAMMER.CO.UK
09/05/12 Metal Hammer and the Golden Gods have become institutions of rock and metal music worldwide, and this year frontman of Fozzy and one of the biggest names in world wrestling, Chris Jericho is taking up the hosting duties.
As well as playing at Download Festival just prior to the Golden Gods, Jericho, with his band Fozzy, will also be playing an exclusive set aboard HMS Hammer, one of two pre-show party boats for VIP’s and Metal Hammer competition winners.
On performing at – and hosting – the 10th Golden Gods, Chris Jericho says: “Your head is going to explode. Your brain is going to become liquefied. Your bones are going to crumble into dust… Crank it up! It’s going to be awesome.”
In the ten-year history of the Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With Hobgoblin, the fans have been at the core of everything. The event is filled with true metal fans, the awards are perfectly tuned to what the core fanbase cares about, which is why a Golden God’s Gong is so sought after by the bands… they actually mean something!
Alex Milas, Editor of Metal Hammer says: “Over the course ten years the Metal Hammer Golden Gods have established themselves as the gold standard by which all other such affairs are measured. As the world’s only genuine metal awards show, we pride ourselves in the quality of acts that come to perform, party, and indeed pick up a gong on the night. Far from a mere industry affair though, we invite our readers along to celebrate with us, and this year we’re inviting one of their bands to play on our now-famous gig boat ahead of the event as part of our Hobgoblin Band Search. As we celebrate our mag’s 25th year of publication we’ll also be hoisting a goblet to over a decade of hosting the first, the best, and the heaviest metal awards show on the planet. Here’s to another 10. Chin-chin.”
2012 is building up to be bigger than ever for the Golden Gods, and with the awards representing true metal fans, voting has never been so important. With only two weeks left to vote go to http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk NOW to ensure you have had your say, as well as the chance of winning a place on HMS Hammer!
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
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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:
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About Chris Jericho:
Jericho has established himself as one of the most famous and respected wrestlers in the world. But it was in 1999, whilst injured, when he followed a burning passion inside him to take his first steps into the world of music, and more specifically metal! Initially as a covers band, Jericho set up the band Fozzy with members of Stuck Mojo. They soon developed writing and performing original material and have gone on to received critical acclaim and worked with some of the biggest names in rock including Zak Wylde and Alter Bridge.