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Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013 Nominees Unveiled

2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards
2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

The nominees and official show date for the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards have been revealed. Not to be confused with the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, the Metal Hammer event will be held on June 17 at England’s esteemed Indigo2 venue, with the legendary Motorhead set to headline the gig.

The 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards promises to feature “a host of incredible live performances and legendary special guests,” and with Motorhead already confirmed to perform, the awards show is starting to look pretty awesome. Additionally, the nominees for nine categories have been announced, and fans have been invited to cast their vote to decide this year’s winners.

Here is the full list of nominees for the fan-decided 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards:

Best New Band:

Bleed From Within
Crossfaith
Thy Art is Murder
Bury Tomorrow
Upon a Burning Body

Breakthrough:

Motionless in White
Periphery
Asking Alexandria
While She Sleeps
Kvelertak

Best Underground:

The Algorithm
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Royal Thunder
Black Breath
Hexvessel

Best U.K. Band:

Black Sabbath
Bring Me the Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Motorhead
Paradise Lost

Best International Band:

Five Finger Death Punch
Stone Sour
Parkway Drive
Down
Deftones

Best Event:

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players
Heavy Metal Recognized as a Religion
Devin Townsend’s Retinal Circus
Anthrax on Mars
Ginger Smashes the Music Industry

Best Live:

Limp Bizkit
Airbourne
Gojira
Clutch
Sabaton

Dimebag Darrell Shredder:

Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me)
Eric Calderone (YouTube)
Fredrik Akesson (Opeth)
Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Johan Soderberg and Olavi Aikkonen (Amon Amarth)

Metal as F*ck:

Pussy Riot
Nergal (Behemoth)
Sea Shepherd
Jason Newsted
Burgerkill

Other Golden Gods awards, which are decided by Metal Hammer rather than online voters, include Drummer of the Year, Spirit of Hammer, Riff Lord, Inspiration, Album of the Year, Icon and The Golden God Award.

Head over to the official Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards website to vote for your favorite bands and musicians.

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