Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards Nominees 2010

Nominees for the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods have been announced! Check them below and vote here.

Best UK Band

  • Judas Priest
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Evile
  • Skindred

Best International Band

  • Megadeth
  • AC/DC
  • Lamb Of God
  • Stone Sour
  • Them Crooked Vultures

Best Live Band

  • Skindred
  • Kiss
  • Machine Head
  • Rammstein
  • Airbourne

Best New Band

  • White Wizzard
  • Holy Grail
  • Taking Dawn
  • Dommin
  • Rise to Remain

Breakthrough Artist

  • Bigelf
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Behemoth
  • Steel Panther
  • Baroness


  • Zoltan/Five Finger Death Punch
  • Satchel/Steel Panther
  • Kendrick/DevilDriver
  • Cazares/Fear Factory
  • Pepper Keenan/CoC + Down

Riff Lord

  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Joe Perry
  • Dave Mustaine
  • Slash
  • Zakk Wylde

Best Drummer

  • Chris Adler of LOG
  • McClain of MH
  • Brann of Mastodon
  • Portnoy of Dream Theater
  • Lombardo of Slayer

Underground Artist

  • Ov Hell
  • Shrinebuilder
  • Gama Bomb
  • Immortal
  • Black Spiders

Event of the Year

  • Bloodstock
  • Sonisphere
  • Download
  • Rammstein Pussy video
  • RATM Christmas #1


  1. fukkkileveryone says:

    wow, what a bunch of crap choices.

  2. Pseudonymous says:

    Agreed…why the heck isn’t misha/tosin abasi amongst the shredders/riff lords…or even thordendal….n00bs…

  3. Anonymous says:

    stone sour? wtf they havent done anything forever

  4. 57sop says:

    it mostly sucks but im glad to see bigelf up there

  5. blak2th grin says:

    most of the picks suck but White Wizard is awesome and more people need to check them out

  6. Anonymous says:


    “Agreed…why the heck isn’t misha/tosin abasi amongst the shredders/riff lords…or even thordendal….n00bs…”

    I wonder too , read below:

    “RIFFS LORDS :The Best 50 Metal Guitarists ”
    RATED #28 : TOSIN ABASI (Ex REFLUX ) Animals as Leaders.
    “TOSIN is the one to watch, already stunning crowds with his incredible,effortless technical ability and creativity__”
    METAL HAMMER March 2005

  7. demonmf says:

    Wow. They should just call this the MTV Music Awards. The nominees for Best Drummer are all marginal at best. Dave Lombardo is not much compared to other drummers of the same style. Same for Mike “let’s see how many cymbals I can hit in one fill” Portnoy. Gene F’ing Hoglan should automatically get this award every year.

  8. Black Promises says:

    LOG Rulz ………..\m/