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Nominees Revealed For 2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

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The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
5. DOWN

Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
3. SKINDRED
4. ARCHITECTS
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
2. DEVILDRIVER
3. ROB ZOMBIE
4. SKINDRED
5. MACHINE HEAD

Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
2. KVELERTAK
3. TESSERACT
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
5. LETLIVE

Best Underground:
1. WATAIN
2. KYLESA
3. PRIMORDIAL
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
5. CLUTCH

Best Breakthrough:
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
3. SYLOSIS
4. SABATON
5. VOLBEAT

Shredder(s):
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
1. SLAYER
2. BEHEMOTH
3. SLIPKNOT
4. Zakk Wylde
6. DEFTONES

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Wait wait... so both Revolver and Metal Hammer have an awards show called the Golden Gods? I was always confused as I thought they switched sponsors or something.

Not that anyone should pay attention to either of these shams.

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

Whatever there called, if dimmu borgir loses to stone sour or a7x, i'll lmao in disgust...

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 4:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Necrovomit writes:

wow thats a confusing clusterf*** of just random f***ing bands mostly

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZMA writes:

For event of the year I think all 5 of those would be awesome.

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

this is much better than revolver's at least tho still confusing yeah. vry stupid.

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XxZxMETALHEADxZxX writes:

if bring me the horizon wins anything, im gonna choke a b****

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

how bout if we just choke these panels of fvcking magazine 'experts' ?

spit on their wretched, twisted corpses, piss on them shallow fvcking graves :)

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

Sounds like a night out with otis driftwood and capt spaulding there RAT
Neck breaking and grave p!ssing....

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

^ha! goddamn brother, wish i had some of them fvcked up Zombie flicks with me here, or a couple of them paparazzi fvck's necks to be snappin :)

seen some big rams today though....fvck, one dude is a real cranker!! some of the preggo girls have peeled off to have their babies....pretty good moisture on the range, should be a good year for lamb recruitment

will have a better idea about Amon A on easter when i get done here in a few days....will let you know straight away brother!

NP---I am the Graves of the 80's---Darkthrone

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. XxZxMETALHEADxZxX writes:

^YES! finally someone who agrees with me! these bands are probably paying the magazines under the table for a spot in a metal mag to make tehmselves look metal. damn posers.

# Mar 13, 2011 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I doubt BEHEMOTH would pay to be involved with something like this.....

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Been-a-Dreamer writes:

When the HEL did that stupid Hit Parader magazine take over this event?! A lot of crappy frat-boy bands here. I feel bad for the good ones having to be lumped in with that garbage.

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 7:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. R Tenney writes:

I'm sure labels have an influence on results. Mags survive on selling ads;so the labels that spend the most cash;they're bands I'm sure getting preferential treatment. Its all a racket! Metal truly needs go back underground where it belongs. Posers will vanish overnight when its no longer fashionable or the in thing to like.

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DeathbyMeTal69 writes:

I don't think Avenge deserved #1 they're not that great. Other bands deserved higher ratings

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. R Tenney writes:

Thank you #14 for stating the quite obvious! Popularity contest obviously! Metal as a genre would be better served moved back under ground where it f***in belongs! f*** all these trendies@ posers! Metal survives these f***s. Always have always will !

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Metalheadx101x writes:

If I was Zakk Wylde, I would be f***ing proud to be the only individuel nominated for the "metal as f***" award.

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. R Tenney writes:

All posers@ hanger ons;Nancys wearing their sisters pants; flip over haircuts ; yellow v neck tees need to crawl back beneath moms skirt!I'm p***ed! Get to f*** out of metal and let my beloved genre be! NP :. . Intimidation 97 . . . Bruisers!

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. decapitator94 writes:

I'm getting sick of seeing Avenged Sevenfold wherever the f*** I look. How are they even remotely metal?

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. uh huh huh huh writes:

hey beavis, we're like, event of the year. uh huh huh huh

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. R Tenney writes:

Your comment directed at any one in particular #19? Please say me!

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. broken face writes:

rizzos gotta win the shred man his fukin awesomly brutal an really talented, Just listen to his solo albums

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Die4Dethklok writes:

What I want to know is...
Why the f*ck are Bring Me The Horizon and Bullet For My Valentine in the same category as Iron Maiden?
PS Alexi or Marc for shredder.

......Metal as F*ck.... Slipknot...? Really...?

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Gravy writes:

is this a mistake or is there a fifth ''metal as f***'' band/dude?...loled at zakk tho Metal As f***:
1. SLAYER
2. BEHEMOTH
3. SLIPKNOT
4. Zakk Wylde
6. DEFTONES

# Mar 14, 2011 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. deathbat writes:

I think Avenged Sevenfold should b the international band, U.K should be Iron Maiden, Syn Gates as best shreader, Metal as f*** should be Behemoth, and event of the year should be system of a down reforming. Thats just MY OPINION

# Mar 15, 2011 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. WTF!?!?! writes:

How the hell is Zakk Wyld "METAL" or "DEFTONES"? Who ever the hell is organizing the events needs to wake the f*** up and recognize the TRUE METAL musicians out there who have actually worked there ass's off to get to where they are. WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, and SLAYER are prob the only ones that really deserve to be on this bill. What about bands such as KATAKLYSM? They pumped out a bad a$$ album this year and had a killer tour, or what about other bands such as Septicflesh? Bands like that ( Septiceflesh, morbid angel, Vreid, etc) need to be given more credit. Not bands like a7x, Bullet for my vallentine, Park way drive, or f***ing Rob Zombie! This is also the reason for MAYHEM FEST sucking for the past two years. They pick only the mainstream bull sh** that emo f***s are jamming out to, not metal heads!

# Mar 15, 2011 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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26. Diamond Oz writes:

Hey Cynic, this is the original Golden God awards that Metal Hammer (British metal magazine, not the German one of the same name) has been doing for about a decade now.

# Mar 15, 2011 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathfreak's avatar

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27. deathfreak writes:

SKINDRED is still around?
also slipknot in the metal as f*** catagory? deftones?
Mark Tremonti of alter bridge in shredders? not metal
also while i love clutch they arent underground, well at least not in america

# Mar 15, 2011 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. cbass writes:

c-ing that this is in europe im hopeful behemoth will win.....because they are obviously the most brutal

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. SlayerSaves writes:

Metal as F***: Slayer. End of.

# Mar 27, 2011 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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