News: Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2015



Dr Brian May received RIFF LORD AWARD from Dr Matt Taylor

Brian May - Riff Lord

Brian May with Metal Hammer Riff Lord Award
Brian May with Metal Hammer Riff Lord Award – Getty

Show starts approx 7pm – and will be filmed for later broadcast, but not live, but not live – we will endeavour to post transmission details and Press.

Hold tight, London, because the most metal awards show in the known universe is back and heavier than ever! Orange Amplification Presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World Of Warships return to London’s Indigo2 venue for another night of riffs, drunken carnage and, of course, the most prestigious gongs in all of music.

The awards are hosted by Anthrax’s Scott Ian and feature, between the award presentations, live performances from:
Killing Joke
Babymetal – featuring Dragonforce
At The Gates
We Are Harlot
Suicidal Tendencies

LOUDWIRE reports:

Drumroll please….This year’s Metal Hammer Golden God has been chosen, and the winner is… Dave Mustaine. Five days before the actual U.K. award ceremony, organizers of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods have announced the big recipient of the night. Megadeth’s mainman will be given the major honor and will join the ranks of past winners like Marilyn Manson, Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn and Opeth‘s Mikael Akerfeldt. In a statement to Metal Hammer, Mustaine said, “I am truly humbled to receive this award, and to be recognized by your peers for your accomplishments, is almost as gratifying as not being recognized by the police for your accomplices.”

Matt Taylor - astrophysicist - Red Carpet
Matt Taylor – Rosetta astrophysicist – Red Carpet

Brian May is presenting the Jagermeister sponsored ‘Spirit of Metal Award’ Metal Hammer Golden Gods the winner is…

Brian May

Brian greets Matt Taylor
Photo: Getty
Brian May, Scott Ian, Dr Matt Taylor
Winner of our ‘Spirit of Metal Award’ Metal Hammer Golden Gods
as presented by Brian May & Scott Ian to Dr Matt Taylor [Metal Hammer]
Spirit of Hammer Dr Matt Taylor
Spirit of Hammer Dr Matt Taylor

Best New Band – We Are Harlot
Best British Band – Bring Me The Horizon
Best International Band – Slipknot Breakthrough -Babymetal
Best Live Band – Of Mice And Men
Defender of the Faith – Tommy Thayer
Spirit of Hammer – Dr Matt Taylor (Presented by Dr Brian May)
Icon – Mike Muir
Legend – Gene Simmons
Riff Lord – Dr Brian May
Best Underground – Winterfylleth
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ – Richie Faulkner
King of the Internet – 10 Second Song Guy
Best Album – Faith No More Sol Invictus
Best Independent Label – Epitaph Records
Inspiration – At The Gates Golden God – Dave Mustaine

Two astronomers receive awards at Metal Hammer Golden Gods!! 
The stars align! Congrats to Brian May and Matt Taylor!!

Raising the Awards
Photo: Getty
"Brian May and Gene Simmons - Red Carpet
Brian May and Gene Simmons on same Red Carpet
Brian and Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons and Queen’s Brian May backstage at Golden Gods Awards tonight. Photo
Brian and Tommy Thayer
Tommy Thayer ‏with the great Brian May backstage at Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards.

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