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Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2008: winners list and hot gossip

June 17th, 2008

Last night Thrash Hits .com partied with our good friends at Metal Hammer at their annual Golden Gods awards ceremony. Here’s all the gossip and the full list of winners.

Raz Kerry King

Performing at the ceremony at London’s indigO2 were some of the stars of Download Festival: Testament, Apocalyptica, In Flames, Children Of Bodom and Disturbed.

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.

Fuel Girls

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

Check out some interviews with Kat Von D at The Lipster and also at Metal Hammer, where they have a video interview with Kerry King as well.

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