On Monday June 13th 2016, Liam headed up to the Eventim Apollo – more commonly known among the metal community as the Hammersmith Odeon – to attend the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2016.
The evening brought the metal community together to celebrate both 30 years of Metal Hammer as well as the excellence within heavy music.
Awards were given out for “Best New Band”, “Best Underground Band”, “Best Live Band” and more.
There were also some amazing performances from Amon Amarth, Halestorm, Gojira and Saxon performed a tribute to the late legendary Motörhead frontman, Lemmy.
Liam took some photos and short video clips to capture the highlights of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2016, which you can see in the video below.
Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2016 Award Winners
- Best New Band, presented by Alexander Milas – Creeper
- Best Underground Band – Enslaved
- Best UK band, presented by Biff Byford – Asking Alexandria
- Breakthrough Artist – Beartooth
- Best Live Band – Lamb of God
- Best International Band – Ghost
- Best Independent Label – Prosthetic Records
- Riff Lord, presented by Dave Mustaine – Phil Campbell of Motörhead
- Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ Award – Lzzy Hale of Halestorm
- Icon – Nikki Sixx of Sixx:A.M.
- Best Album – Iron Maiden, ‘Book Of Souls‘
- Global Metal Award – Chthonic
- Inspiration – Anthrax
- The Golden God – Joey Jordison
- The Spirit of Lemmy – Triple H
- Best Music Video – Parkway Drive, “Vice Grip“
For more information, check out Metal Hammer’s coverage of the Golden Gods.