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Golden Gods 2015 – Nominees Annouced and Voting Now Open!

Orange Amplification presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015 in association with World Of Warships Rock and metal’s biggest party!

Taking place at IndigO2 in London on 15th June 2015, the Orange Amplification presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World of Warships once again has the fans at its core and brings them together with the artists, shoulder to shoulder, like no other event.

By simply voting for your favourite bands to win awards at www.metalhammer.com/gods you are automatically in with a chance of winning a pair of money-can’t-buy tickets for the evening.

“The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are the annual thermometer for the health of the metal scene, and the world’s only live metal awards show,” said Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of TeamRock and Metal Hammer. “Judging by the stunning breadth and diversity of this year’s nominees, it’s safe to say our world is as vibrant as ever, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with our readers. Horns up!”

Voting will be open from 5pm on Wednesday 25th March until Wednesday 20th May at www.metalhammer.com/gods

Previous hosts have included Alice Cooper (2011), Chris Jericho (2012), Devin Townsend (2013) and Steel Panther (2014)

Host and all band performance announcements for show and HMS Hammer to be announced soon!

The shortlisted nominees for the voted categories are:

Public Voted:

Best New Band
King 810
Beartooth
Marmozets
We Are Harlot
King Parrot

Best UK Band
Electric Wizard
Napalm Death
Architects
Bring Me The Horizon
While She Sleeps

Best International Band
Slipknot
Machine Head
Nightwish
Mastodon
Scorpions

Breakthrough
The Amity Affliction
Halestorm
In This Moment
Bury Tomorrow
Babymetal

Best Underground
Sólstafir
Winterfylleth
Purson
Royal Thunder
Bölzer

Best Live Band
Parkway Drive
Meshuggah
Of Mice & Men
Killer Be Killed
Devin Townsend

Dimebag Darrell Shredder
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Ice Dale (Enslaved)
Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)
Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
Josh Middleton (Sylosis)

Best Independent Label
Season Of Mist
Relapse
Epitaph
Earache
Basick

Best Video
Evil Scarecrow – Space Dementia
Northlane – Rot
Body Count – Institutionalized
Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me
Motionless In White – Break The Cycle

Best Video Game
Alien: Isolation
Destiny
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Bayonetta 2
Dying Light

King/Queen Of The Internet
Metal Construction
Drewsif Stalin
10 Second Song Guy
Tina S
Vegan Black Metal Chef

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.