June 17, 2008, posted by Crumbs
Last night's (June 16) Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony at the IndigO2 (O2 Arena) in London, UK was reportedly "an overwhelming success," pulling in some of the biggest names from the world of metal. Everyone from Kerry King (SLAYER), Ace Frehley (KISS) and Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) to tattoo artist Kat Von D (the star of the A&E reality series "L.A. Ink" and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's current girlfriend) and Rita Haney ("Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend) showed up to pay homage to the biggest hitters in heavy metal.
The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2008 winners are as follows:
* Best Breakthrough: APOCALYPTICA
* Best Underground Band: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
* Best UK Band: IRON MAIDEN
* Metal For The Masses: WILLIAM GLEDHILL
* Best Live Band: MACHINE HEAD
* Best Video: DIMMU BORGIR "The Serpentine Offering"
* Best Metal Label: Roadrunner Records
* Spirit Of Hammer: Max and Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY)
* Best Debut: AIRBOURNE "Runnin' Wild"
* Icon Award: Eddie
* Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award: Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
* Event Of The Year: Hard Rock Hell
* Riff Lord: Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
* Best Album: TESTAMENT "The Formation Of Damnation"
* Best International Band: IN FLAMES
* Golden God: Kerry King (SLAYER)
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