On Monday night (June 12th 2017), the Indigo at London’s O2 held the 15th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, which was hosted by Fozzy frontman and WWE star, Chris Jericho. Along with the winning of awards, live sets were also performed by the likes of Mastodon and Clutch.
The 2017 winners included an array of rock and metal acts from across the world, including Avenged Sevenfold, Architects, Mastodon, and more.
You can find the full list of this year’s Golden Gods winners and their respective award categories detailed below:
Best New Band: Venom Prison
Best Underground Band: Pallbearer
Best UK Band: Architects
Best Live Band: Mastodon
Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Best Independent Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award: Joel O’Keeffe (Airbourne)
Riff Lord: Devin Townsend
Best Game: Iron Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast
Defender Of The Faith: Ben Ward & Sandie Soriano
Best Album: ‘Magma’ by Gojira
Spirit Of Hammer: Prophets Of Rage
Icons: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Golden Gods: Black Sabbath
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