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Metal Hammer Golden Gods Winners

Find out who picked up metal\'s most prestigious awards

Joe Perry, Heaven & Hell and Download Festival were amongst the winners at yesterday’s newly christened Kawasaki Golden Gods Awards which are put together by Metal Hammer magazine.

The awards took place at the Indigo2 in London last night with much of the audience still recovering from the weekend’s festivities at Download.

And despite the festival finishing just over 24 hours before, it picked up the Best Event award for the second year running.

Other high profile awards went to Joe Perry, who won the Riff Lord award and Heaven & Hell who won the Best Album Award for their last album with Ronnie James Dio, The Devil You Know.

Here’s the winner’s list in full:

Best New band: Rise to Remain
Best Underground Act: Immortal
Best Drummer: Mike Portnoy
Global Metal: Demonic Ressurection
Best Live Band: Machine Head
Best Event: Download
Riff Lord: Joe Perry
Spirit of Hammer: Sir Christopher Lee
Metal As Fuck: Evile
Best UK Band: Bullet for my Valentine
Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award: Zoltan Bathory
Breakthrough Artist: Five Finger Death Punch
Inspiration: Tom G Warrior
Best Album: The Devil You Know – Heaven & Hell
Best International Band: Lamb of God
Defender of the Faith: Jon & Tracey Morter
Golden God: Zakk Wylde

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