The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards will make fans brains ’’liquefy’’ according to Chris Jericho.
The 10th annual rock event will return next month, hosted by the retired WWE wrestler and frontman of Fozzy, who is excited about fronting the event for the first time.
He said: ‘’Your head is going to explode. Your brain is going to become liquefied. Your bones are going to crumble into dust… Crank it up! It’s going to be awesome.‘’
Fozzy will also play a set on the HMS Hammer boat, a pre-show party on the water ahead of the awards.
Awards at the show will be voted for by readers of the heavy metal magazine, and nominees include Iron Maiden, Metallica, Lamb of God and Anthrax.
Alex Milas, Editor of Metal Hammer, said: ’’Over the course ten years the Metal Hammer Golden Gods have established themselves as the gold standard by which all other such affairs are measured.
‘’As the world’s only genuine metal awards show, we pride ourselves in the quality of acts that come to perform, party, and indeed pick up a gong on the night.
‘’As we celebrate our mag’s 25th year of publication we’ll also be hoisting a goblet to over a decade of hosting the first, the best, and the heaviest metal awards show on the planet. Here’s to another 10!’’
Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards 2012, full list of nominees:
Best New Band:
Animals As Leaders
Kobra And The Lotus
Primal Rock Rebellion
Best Underground Band:
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ Award:
Adam D (Killswitch)
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)
Ol Drake (Evile)
Satchel (Steel Panther)
Motionless In White
While She Sleeps
Best UK Band:
Fields Of The Nephilim
Best Live Band:
Devin Townsend’s UK shows
Iron Maiden’s UK Tour
Manowar long-awaited return to the UK
Dave Mustaine joining Metallica on stage
Motley Crue/Tommy Lee’s drum rollercoaster
Metal As F*ck:
Best International Band:
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb Of God
Video Of The Year:
Asking Alexandria – ‘To The Stage’
Trivium – ‘In Waves’
Mastodon – ‘Curl Of The Burl’
Motionless In White – ‘Creatures’
Red Fang – ‘Wires’
Copyright: Bang Showbiz 2012
Wednesday, 09. May 2012