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Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2013 Announced





17th June 2013

IndigO2 at The O2, London


11/03/13 Motörhead, one of the world’s most seminal rock bands, is to headline the Orange Amplification Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2013, and by simply voting for your favourite bands to win awards at goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk, you are in with a chance of winning a pair of money can’t buy tickets for the evening.

Now in its eleventh year, the Golden Gods has become one of the most exclusive parties in metal. Taking place on Monday 17th June, Motörhead come from playing a string of European festivals in front hundreds of thousand people, to the IndigO2 to play their most intimate show in years.

Motörhead states, “It’s awesome to be headlining our first ever award show. It’s an honour to play some kick ass rock’n’roll at the Golden God Awards.’

The fans have always been at the core of everything with the Golden Gods, and this year in no exception. The awards are reader voted, and every person that votes has a chance to attend the event, which is why a Golden God Gong is so sought after by the bands – they actually mean something.

Alexander Milas, editor of Metal Hammer, says, “Motörhead are nothing less than gods among us – their sound and image are as iconic as they are inimitable, and we’re genuinely honoured to have them at the Golden Gods this year. It’s gonna be loud!”

As if an exclusive set from arguably one of the most important bands in rock music was not enough, Motörhead will be part of a multi-band line-up with other acts to be named imminently. 2013 is already looking set to be the biggest party yet, so voting has never been so important. The shortlist nominations are…

BEST NEW BAND sponsored by Kraken

Thy Art Is Murder


Bleed From Within

Bury Tomorrow

Upon A Burning Body

BREAKTHROUGH sponsored by Hobgoblin

While She Sleeps

Asking Alexandria



Motionless In White


The Algorithm

Royal Thunder

Black Breath


Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats

BEST UK BAND sponsored by Roadrunner

Paradise Lost


Black Sabbath

Bring Me The Horizon

Bullet For My Valentine

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND sponsored by Nuclear Blast


Stone Sour


Five Finger Death Punch

Parkway Drive

BEST EVENT sponsored by Alchemy

Ginger (Wildhearts) smashes the music industry

Anthrax get played on Mars

Heavy Metal as a Religion on the UK Census

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players

Devin Townsend’s Retinal Circus

BEST LIVE ACT sponsored by Redbull Records



Limp Bizkit




Johan and Olavi Amon Amarth

Eric Calderone’s Youtube  Sensation

Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)

Fredrik Akesson (Opeth)

Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me)

METAL AS F*CK sponsored by World Of War Planes

Pussy Riot stand up to Putin

Burgerkill spearheading the Indonesian Metal Scene

Captain Paul of Sea Shepherd

Nergal Vs. The Church

Jason Newsted’s Return


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Editors Notes:

About Motörhead:

Motörhead are Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

Grammy winners and numerous award winners, honored all over the world, have released twenty studio albums. Their most recent release ‘The Wörld Is Ours Vol 2’ – Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else’, a live DVD/CD set of magnificent Motörmaterial from The ‘The Wörld Is Yours’ Tour 2011 was released in Sept 2012 on Motörhead Music /UDR with EMI’s Label service.

The band is set to release a brand new studio album due in fall 2013.

About Metal Hammer:

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 400,000 Facebook followers, 170,000 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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