Winners ... Bullet For My Valentine
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As a sea of black descended on top London night spot Koko for the fifth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, the boys seemed shocked at their reception.
But the crowd only had time for Californian quartet Machine Head - who played an incredible live set following their appearance at Download Festival just days earlier.
They stole the show with two awards including Best Album for the critically-acclaimed The Blackening.
Frontman Rob Flynn also picked up the prestigious Golden God accolade - the award shows top honour.
Lamb of God - who also put on a fantastic performance - walked away with just one gong, despite an impressive five nominations.
Other celebs included Slayer, guitar god Slash and the Black Sabbath boys.
The list of winners are listed below:
Best Newcomer - Deathstars
Best Underground Band - Job For A Cowboy
Dimebag Darrell Award for Best Shredder - Bill Kelliher & Brent Hinds of Mastodon
Best Video - Seize The Day (Avenged Sevenfold)
Best Album - The Blackening (Machine Head)
Spirit of Hammer - Napalm Death
Resurrection Award - Heaven & Hell
Best UK Band - Bullet For My Valentine
Best Metal Record Label - Roadrunner Records
Icon Award - Slayer
Best Viral - Buckcherry (Crazy Bitch)
Best International Band - Killswitch Engage
Best Live Band - Lamb of God
Riff Lord - Slash
Golden God - Rob Flynn (Machine Head)