Winner review: Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2014

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The 6th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place April 23rd at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Presented by Revolver Magazine the Golden Gods Awards honours the best rock and metal acts for their talents and contributions. 
 
Opening the night was a surprise appearance from Slayer, introduced by Marilyn Manson, with the unveiling of new track “Implode.” The awards included 12 different fan-voted categories, and performances from the likes of A Day To Remember, The Pretty Reckless, Suicide Silence, Joan Jett and Guns N’ Roses. 
 
Paying tribute to the pioneer who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal is the Golden God Award. Joining the hall of fame alongside the likes of Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons, was first female recipient, the iconic Joan Jett.
 
The prestigious Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Axl Rose, placing him alongside previous victors including Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne. 
 
Below is a full list of the Golden Gods Awards winners and nominees in each category:
 
Album of the Year – Black Sabbath, 13
 
• Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King
• Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and 2
• Korn, The Paradigm Shift
• Queens of the Stone Age, …Like Clockwork
• Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
 
Best Vocalist – Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
 
• Jeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember)
• M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
• Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
• Papa Emeritus II (Ghost B.C.)
• Jonathan Davis (Korn)
 
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarists – Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
 
• Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
• Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
• John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
• Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
• Munky and Head (Korn)
 
Paul Gray Best Bassist – Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)
 
• Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold)
• Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
• Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
• Fieldy (Korn)
• Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies)
 
Best Drummer presented by Razor & Tie – Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)
 
• Brad Wilk (for his work with Black Sabbath)
• Vinnie Appice (Kill Devil Hill)
• Matt Halpern (Periphery)
• Chris Adler (for his work with Protest the Hero)
• Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)
 
Best Live Band – Rob Zombie
 
• The Dillinger Escape Plan
• Gojira
• Lamb of God
• Mötley Crüe
• Slayer
 
Song of the Year presented by Randall Amplifiers – Five Finger Death Punch, “Lift Me Up” 
 
• Alice in Chains, “Hollow”
• Avenged Sevenfold, “Hail to the King”
• Bring Me the Horizon, “Shadow Moses”
• Of Mice & Men, “You’re Not Alone”
• The Pretty Reckless, “Going to Hell”
 
Best Film & Video presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment – Pierce the Veil, This is a Wasteland 
 
• Behemoth, “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”
• Huntress, “Zenith”
• Lamb of God, As the Palaces Burn
• Metallica, Through the Never
• Motionless in White, “America”
 
Best New Talent presented by Victory Records – Twelve Foot Ninja 
 
• Deafheaven
• Heaven’s Basement
• Issues
• Scar the Martyr
• ††† (Crosses)
 
Comeback of the Year – Deep Purple
 
• Black Sabbath
• Carcass
• Nine Inch Nails
• Queens of the Stone Age
• Suicidal Tendencies
 
Most Metal Athlete – Josh Barnett (mixed martial artist, UFC)
 
• Tony Alva (skateboarder)
• Grant Balfour (MLB)
• Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA)
• Derek Garland (Metal Mulisha, motocross)
• Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, NHL)
 
Most Dedicated Fans – Avenged Sevenfold
 
• A Day to Remember
• Five Finger Death Punch
• Of Mice & Men
• The Pretty Reckless
• Slayer
 
 
 
What do you think of the winners? Have your say in the comments section below!

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