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Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Alice in Chains + More Win 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

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The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards were held in the U.K. last night (June 17) and we’ve got the full list of winners to share with you. 

Black Sabbath claimed two wins during the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award, winning the award for Best U.K. Band, beating out Motorhead, Bring Me the Horizon, Bullet for My Valentine and Paradise Lost. Sabbath also won Best Album for their newest disc, ’13.’

French metal phenoms Gojira took home the trophy for Best Live Band, beating out an eclectic group of nominees including Limp Bizkit, Clutch, Airbourne and Sabaton. Stone Sour also claimed victory with the award for Best International Band, gaining the win over Parkway Drive, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch and Down.

Motorhead were bestowed with this year’s Golden God Award, while Alice in Chains were honored with the Icon Award. Check out the full list of award winners and nominees below:

Best New Band:

Bleed From Within

Other nominees:

Thy Art Is Murder
Upon A Burning Body
Bury Tomorrow

Best Underground Band:

The Algorithm

Other nominees:

Royal Thunder
Black Breath
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats

‘Dimebag Darrell Shredder’ Award:

Eric Calderone

Other nominees:

Johan Söderberg and Olavi Mikkonen (Amon Amarth)
Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Fredrik Akesson (Opeth)
Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me)

Breakthrough Band Award:

Asking Alexandria

Other nominees:

While She Sleeps
Motionless In White
Best Live Band Award:


Other nominees:

Limp Bizkit

Best Event Award:

The Heavy Metal Census Campaign

Other nominees:

Ginger Wildheart Smashing The Music Industry
Anthrax On Mars
Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players
Devin Townsend’s Retinal Circus

Best International Band Award:

Stone Sour

Other nominees:

Parkway Drive
Five Finger Death Punch

Best UK Band Award:

Black Sabbath

Other nominees:

Bring Me The Horizon
Paradise Lost
Bullet For My Valentine

Best Album Award:

Black Sabbath – “13“

Metal As F— Award:


Other nominees:

Sea Shepherd
Jason Newsted
Pussy Riot

Inspiration Award:

Paradise Lost

Riff Lord Award:

Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders)

Spirit Of Hammer Award:

Brian Blessed

Legend Award:


Icon Award:

Alice In Chains

The Golden God Award:


Did the winning acts and musicians deserve their awards? Did one of your favorites get robbed? Let us know in the comments section below!

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