BLACK SABBATH, MOTÖRHEAD and ALICE IN CHAINS are among the artists who were honored at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods, which took place earlier tonight (Monday, June 17) at London, England's Indigo2. In addition, the event featured live performances from MOTÖRHEAD, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, COAL CHAMBER and PARADISE LOST.
"From honoring the lords of our world — BLACK SABBATH — and the crown princes of rock 'n' roll — MOTÖRHEAD — as well as today's most cutting-edge acts, there's simply no other event like it," said Alexander Milas, editor of Metal Hammer magazine, which organizes the annual awards.
This year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winners:
Best New Band: BLEED FROM WITHIN
Best Underground Band: THE ALGORITHM
Dimebag Darrell "Shredder": Eric Calderone
Breakthrough Artist: ASKING ALEXANDRIA
Best Event: The Heavy Metal Census Campaign
Best International Band: STONE SOUR
Best Live Band: GOJIRA
Best UK Band: BLACK SABBATH
Best Album: BLACK SABBATH - "13"
Metal As Fu*k: BURGERKILL
Riff Lord: Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS)
Spirit Of Hammer: Brian Blessed
Inspiration: PARADISE LOST
Legend: Doro Pesch
Icons: ALICE IN CHAINS
The Golden God: MOTÖRHEAD