It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.
Hanging around in the VIP bar however, the likes of Kerry King from Slayer (pictured above with Thrash Hits .com editor, Raz) and Phil Demmel from Machine Head were drinking up the copious free drink on offer. The Golden Gods were hosted by Oderus Urungus of GWAR.
Watch Oderus Urungus from GWAR backstage at the Golden Gods
Unconfirmed reports that Frank Carter from Gallows had shunned the Golden Gods in favour of a night in tattooing his knob and playing Call Of Duty 4 were confirmed by his band members. The Hemel Hempstead hardcore heroes were up for Best Live Band. They didn’t win.
Rumours were flying around about various drugs being snorted off some incredibly peachy bums. Those rumours refused to go away once the quite wonderful Fuel Girls (pictured above with Thrash Hits .com editor, Raz) started breathing fire and spraying milk at the crowd at the raucous, suitably debauched afterparty at Sin. They definitely know how to party.
Most importantly, however, lots and lots of members of the heavy metal hierarchy were honoured with a Metal Hammer Golden God award. Here is the full list of winners.
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 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 Best Album: Testament – The Formation Of Damnation Best International Band: In Flames Golden God: Kerry King, presented by Kat Von D