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Trivium, In Flames, Opeth Among Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees

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The nominations for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards — which this year takes place on Monday, June 12 at Koko in Camden, North London — were recently announced. In keeping with the "Valhalla" theme of this year's awards, Metal Hammer magazine have teamed up with the crew of the "Hammer of the Gods", an authentic full-size replica Viking longboat, to launch both the awards on June 12 and the team's cross channel row, which takes place on the weekend of June 3 to raise money for charity Task Brazil.

Leading the field for nominations are longstanding rock and metal purveyors Roadrunner Records, with a staggering total of 14 nominations for the label that is home to acts as diverse as SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD and award-nominated DRAGONFORCE. Coming in a very close second for overall nominations is major label powerhouse Warner Music with an impressive 11 awards for their roster of breakthrough U.S. rock bands MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD (a favourite of Radio 1's Jo Whiley), as well as Valley boys FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and Finnish rockers H.I.M. In a complete whitewash of the category, Warner Music have secured four of the five nominations in the "Best Video" category, with the fifth and final nomination going to Roadrunner.

Going head-to-head with a joint total of four nominations are Sony and Universal, while EMI have secured two nominations for metal stalwarts and British institution IRON MAIDEN. Coming on strong is independent challenger to the rock throne Visible Noise marginally trails Sony and Universal with three nominations including "Best UK Band" and "Album of the Year", both for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. U.S. alternative rockers COHEED & CAMBRIA have surprised many with 3 nominations including appearances in the prestigious "Best Album" and "Best International Band" categories.

The full nominations list for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 is as follows:

Best UK Band:

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
SKINDRED
BREED 77
DRAGONFORCE

Best Live Band:

TRIVIUM
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
COHEED & CAMBRIA
IN FLAMES
ARCH ENEMY

Best International Band:

LACUNA COIL
COHEED & CAMBRIA
TRIVIUM
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
MASTODON

Best Underground Band:

BLEEDING THROUGH
CLUTCH
CATHEDRAL
MEADS OF ASPHODEL
SATYRICON

Best Newcomer:

AIDEN
FALL OF TROY
ENGERICA
STILL REMAINS
MENDEED

Best Video:

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – "Bat Country"
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE – "Ghost Of You"
WITHIN TEMPTATION – "Angels"
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND – "History"
H.I.M. – "Wings Of A Butterfly"

Riff Lord:

Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER)
James Hetfield (METALLICA)
Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS)
Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY)

Shredder:

GOD FORBID
TRIVIUM
CHILDREN OF BODOM
IN FLAMES
AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Best Drummer:

Travis Smith (TRIVIUM)
The Rev (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA)
Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)
Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)

Best Metal Label:

Roadrunner
Century Media
SPV/Steamhammer
Nuclear Blast
Relapse

Album Of The Year:

OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"
DRAGONFORCE – "Inhuman Rampage"
AVENGED SEVENFOLD – "City Of Evil"
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – "The Poison"
COHEED & CAMBRIA – "IV"

Icon:

Zakk Wylde
Kerry King (SLAYER)
Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES)
Eddie The 'Ed (IRON MAIDEN)
Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL)

Three further awards that carry no nominations, simply a winner, will be unveiled at the awards and include the prestigious "Spirit of Hammer" award and the revered "Golden God" award, the highest accolade to be awarded on the night.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Metal Hammer magazine continues to pave the way and defend the faith for the alternative rock music scene. Daring to cover music genres and artists others fear to, Metal Hammer magazine has risen to become an institution in rock music over the years. The dedication of the magazine to its readers and its integrity sets it apart from the rest of the market, something that was reflected in the recent ABC announcement, which saw Metal Hammer magazine increase its year-on-year circulation a staggering 15%, which equates to a 50% circulation rise in the last two years alone.

Chris Ingham, publisher of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazines said: "The Metal Hammer Golden Gods have always represented the year of music that the magazine has supported. We know what our readers listen to and we keep in close contact with their changes in taste and styles. The Golden Gods celebrates the bands and artists that are influencing lives, not bands and artists that have the most money to spend, the best clothes or the most adverts. The fourth annual Metal Hammer Awards promises to be a spectacular occasion and a real chance for the marginalised to finally have a say." A spokesman from the Hammer of the Gods crew said: "Task Brazil Trust do fantastic work with the abandoned street kids in Rio de Janeiro and although rowing a 2.5 tonne wooden Viking boat across the busiest shipping lanes presents a bit of a challenge it's nothing compared with the challenges faced by the kids living on the streets of Brazil."

For all the details of how to vote and where to get tickets see issue 152 of Metal Hammer magazine (available Wednesday, April 12) or visit the Metal Hammer web site.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. sevenchurches writes:

and the winners are.........
Best UK Band:

none of the above

Best Live Band:

none of the above

Best International Band:

MASTODON

Best Underground Band:
none of the above

Best Newcomer:
none of the above

Best Video:

none of the above

Riff Lord:
James Hetfield (METALLICA)


Shredder:

none of the above

Best Drummer:


Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)

Best Metal Label:

Century Media


Album Of The Year:

OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"


Icon:


Kerry King (SLAYER)

# Apr 15, 2006 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sevenchurches writes:

and the second award ceromony is for all time featuring an extra award.

Best Band:
SLAYER

Best UK Band:
IRON MAIDEN

Best Live Band:

SLAYER

Best International Band:
SLAYER

Best Underground Band:

KREATOR

Best Newcomer:

none

Best Video:
SLAYER-"Seasons in the Abyss"

Riff Lord:

Dimebag Darrell (PANTERA)

Shredder:
PANTERA

Best Drummer:

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)

Best Metal Label:


Century Media


Album Of The Year:

KREATOR-"Enemy of God"

Icon:

Kerry King (SLAYER)

# Apr 15, 2006 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metal2death writes:

ok here it is:

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND

TRIVIUM

# Apr 16, 2006 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. metal 2 death writes:

didnt finish:

mastodon

SATYRICON

ENGERICA

WITHIN TEMPTATION – "Angels"

James Hetfield (METALLICA)

CHILDREN OF BODOM

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)

Roadrunner

OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"

Kerry King (SLAYER)/ Zakk Wylde

# Apr 16, 2006 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. killingtime420 writes:

Man there's alot of garbage on the nominees list...

Best UK Band:
None of the above. And I couldn't think of a decent one outside of the nominees anyway.

Best Live Band:
In Flames

Best International Band:
Mastodon

Best Underground Band:
Clutch

Best Newcomer:
None of the above

Best Video:
None of the above

Riff Lord:
Arnott (Arch Enemy)

Shredder:
God Forbid

Best Drummer:
Dave Lombardo (Slayer).... But Ray Herrera (FF) or Roy Mayorga (Soulfly) would be my BD's.

Best Metal Label:
Nuclear Blast with Century Media right on it's ass.

Album Of The Year:
Opeth – "Ghost Reveries"

Icon:
Wylde

# Apr 16, 2006 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Zos Kia Cultus writes:

here's this years real ONE!!!

Best UK Band:

COF

Best Live Band:

Slayer

Best International Band:

TRIVIUM

Best Underground Band:

SATYRICON

Best Newcomer:

Demiricous

Best Video:

The Time To Kill Is Now

Riff Lord:

Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY)

Shredder:

SLAYER

Best Drummer:

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)

Best Metal Label:

Metal Blade

Album Of The Year:

Kill - Cannibal Corpse

Icons:

Kerry King (SLAYER)
Zakk Wylde

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 12:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. sevenchurches writes:

they are talking about the album of 2005 when they say album of the year and kreator's enemy of god wins that easily. 2006 ill say venom's metal black.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. sevenchurches writes:

they are talking about the album of 2005 when they say album of the year and kreator's enemy of god wins that easily. 2006 ill say venom's metal black but its till early in the year.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. sevenchurches writes:

sorry i pushed the post my comment buttom by mistake i meant to add something. you can see what i added on the 2nd post.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DAS writes:

I say Avenged Sevenfold

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
11. DAS writes:

I say Avenged Sevenfold

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
12. DAS writes:

I say Avenged Sevenfold

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
13. DAS writes:

Avenged Sevenfold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<;3

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 3:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. kaze writes:

EVANESCENCE...........EVANESCENCE..........EVANESCENCE ...................the winner wweeeeeeeeeeee wwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeee where are EVANESCENCE??????

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Writer, Reviewer

15. psythe writes:

probly on www.emounderground.com's list where they belong.

lol, kaze = "(gasp!) there's an emounderground site?! ooh, what's that funny feeling down there?? ooh, i think i'm having my very first orgasm!"
me = "(gasp!) there's an emounderground site?! ohh, what's that funny feeling down there?? ohh, i think i'm going to be sick!" (psythe commences throwing up at the mere idea of evanescence having anything to do with Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards)

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Writer, Reviewer

16. psythe writes:

Slayer can go to whatever church they want to, that's their business. Got nothing to do with you, me, their fans, the press, nobody but themselves. And hells, why should we care what church they go to, they all practice basically the same beliefs anyway. besides, all I care about is that they keep on producing killer music.

I will, however, agree with that second last line of yours - Pantera for the win, obviously. Of course, we can't exactly give them any awards for being this year's best album or band or whatever (i only wish we could).

in other news - GLENN BENTON!!! (he'd pretty much SHlT all over your favourite pretty-boy bands without a second thought)

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. the crusader writes:

oh man coco is going to make himself banned again. although he is a little less of a$$ than he was before but man sometimes he likes to piss people off. you know, just ignore his f***ing ass, man.
i know he is being such an a$$ at the slayer threads so i won't post there to have this sh** with him personally. he is like a kamikaze that want to self destroy himself from this site along with me. i wonder if i make another account it will be different from coco? hope deathbringer can tell me

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
18. the crusader writes:

i wonder if anyone like the rasmus.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
19. killingtime420 writes:

Coco
Slayer sucks, blows, loves, and plays for "da": C-U-N-T.

I don't see the problem.
If it's good ass, I'd probably do it too.

"avenged sevenfold well they can blow my c***" - you kiss your boyfriend with that mouth?


Hahahahahahahaha.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. poet of the masterpieces writes:

slayer is a hall of famer in the metal world. no doubt

but changing the subject to my friend coco, you are a worthless human being with a dirty unforgivable mouth who have lack of respect for the truly great ones. you are so bad at grammar and spelling it sad to think how your life really is. slayer have achieve accomplishments. that you don't know.

and second of all i really would not protest that you get out of this site.

Because in this site there a whole bunch fo you know what like you.
no offence but all of you are ignorants of the lower class who has no life but to be in the internet talking a bunch of manural and watching ill porn. i look at all of you down like filth and with disgust.

i am greatness, educated, handsome, with money, cars, beautiful women, and....coco i have what you claim to have of utmost quality. a.......hehehe well i'm not going to curse because i'm not a filth like all of you but i have greater "c" than you, whom women will truly enjoy.

Sincerely,
The great poet of masterpieces

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. russell writes:

hay masterpieces get f***ed ok noboby cares about you ok

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. THE YELLOW SEXX writes:

Best UK Band:

DRAGONFORCE

Best Live Band:

IN FLAMES

Best International Band:

MASTODON

Best Underground Band:

None

Best Newcomer:

THE FALL OF TROY

Best Video:

None

Riff Lord:

Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY)

Shredder:

IN FLAMES

Best Drummer:

None

Best Metal Label:

None

Album Of The Year:

DRAGONFORCE – "Inhuman Rampage"

Icon:

Eddie The 'Ed (IRON MAIDEN)

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Metalfuckinghead!666 writes:

i have a question? WHY IN THE f*** IS MY CHECMICAL ROMANCE ON THAT f***ING LIST?~?!?!?! this seriously angers me

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. slayerdisciple writes:

first of all post 16,17,19,20, and 22 r all one person i find it kinda f***in weird that coco has a hate for slayer and then poet of the masterpieces talks bout how coco is a fag even tho hes the same person, and yes y the f*** is a7x and My chemical romance on this list and how is In Flames and a7x on the shredder part neither them shred

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. THE YELLOW SEXX writes:

What do people like about slayer so much?

I just don't get it.

# May 1, 2006 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. FugitivePrisoner writes:

Best UK Band:
DRAGONFORCE

Best Live Band:
IN FLAMES

Best International Band:
Evergrey!!!

Best Underground Band:
Into Eternity

Best Newcomer:
n/a

Best Video:
Lordi - Monsterman

Riff Lord:
Dimebag or Chuck Shuldiner
(RIP)

Shredder:
CHILDREN OF BODOM

Best Drummer:
Gene Hoglan (SYL) (see also Dark Angel, Daemon, Death, Old Man's Child, Testament, Devin Townsend)

Best Metal Label:
Century Media

Album Of The Year:
OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"

Icon:
Zakk Wylde

# May 2, 2006 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. mcfly 2006 writes:

best drummer....wheres harry from mcfly, he rocks so much more than dave lombardo, mcfly metal gods!!!

# May 13, 2006 @ 6:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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