For more than three decades, Metal Hammer has been the biggest and best
heavy metal magazine on the planet and they will once again be playing
host to the loudest awards ceremony of the year – The Metal Hammer Golden
God Awards in association with Monster Energy.

The awards will take place at Indigo at The O2, London, on Monday, June 11,
capping off what is always the UK's biggest weekend in rock and metal.

Voting is open now. As ever, Metal
Hammer will be putting on this show for the people who truly matter – the
fans. As well as the awards, there will be live music from some of the
biggest and best bands in metal, in front of a live crowd, with previous
years seeing headline sets from Motörhead, Mastodon, Anthrax and Steel
Panther amongst others.

There are eight awards voted for by the fans, with the remainder chosen by
Metal Hammer’s editorial team.

This 16th annual awards ceremony will be hosted by metal royalty – Hatebreed
frontman Jamey Jasta. Jasta is one of the most prolific men in metal – as
well as Hatebreed, he also fronts Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band he founded
with Kirk Windstein (Crowbar/Down), and Icepick, which he formed with Danny
Diablo, as well as solo projects. Outside of making music, he hosts his
now-notorious The Jasta Show podcast – a who’s who of interviews from the
rock world that has included Lemmy, Clown from Slipknot, Andrew WK and
Anthrax’s Scott Ian to name but a few. He is also the longest-standing
presenter of MTV’s Headbangers Ball show.

Jamey Jasta says, “They say the third time's a charm! I am beyond honoured
and excited to be hosting the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards this year!
It’s always been an incredible event but when they told me this year’s
Golden God there was no way in the world I could miss this. We’ll be
honouring some incredible talent, great bands and the Greatest Golden God of
them all! See you June 11th horns high!”

“The Golden Gods are the only heavy music awards show that puts the fans at
the heart of the action,” adds Metal Hammer Editor, Merlin Alderslade.
“This year’s nominees list shows you just how strong the metal scene is in
2018, and when you see some of the names we’re going to be putting on that
stage on June 11, your jaw will drop. That’s a promise. See you down the
front and horns up!”

The full list of nominations for the 2018 Golden God Awards in association
with Monster Energy are:

Best New Band

Sleep Token

Best Underground

Wolves In The Throne Room
Chelsea Wolfe

Best British Band sponsored by Nuclear Blast

Asking Alexandria
Cradle Of Filth
Rolo Tomassi
Judas Priest

Best International Band sponsored by Century Media

Stone Sour
Parkway Drive
Marilyn Manson
Arch Enemy

Breakthrough sponsored by Sumerian Records

Code Orange
Power Trip
Employed To Serve
Carpenter Brut

Best Live Band sponsored by Monster Energy

Lacuna Coil
Cannibal Corpse

Best Independent Label

Holy Roar
Southern Lord
Indie Recordings

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