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THE GODS ARRIVE

Posted on February 12, 2008

Last night at the KOKO in Camden, the red carpet was laid out ready to recieve the metal royalty – it was of course the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards! And we did rather well. Trivium stole the show last night in picking up no less than THREE awards. In addition to winning Best Live Band, Travis picked up the award for Best Drummer, and Matt was given the most prestigious of awards – The Golden God. Satyricon also walked away with the Best Underground Band, and Within Temptation finally picked up their first ever UK award by winning the award for Best Video for ‘Angels‘. And to top it all off, we here at Roadrunner were voted the Best Metal Label for the second year running! So as we wipe away the tears, we just want to thank everyone who voted for us, thanks to everyone who buys the albums, all the bands for making such great music, and thank you to Marta and Brock for going and collecting it for us. Thank you. With the old acceptance speech out the way, here is the full list of winners. Best Underground Band (Sponsor: Century Media and EMI) Presented By: Turisas Winner: Satyricon Icon (Sponsor: Roadrunner) Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) Best Newcomer (Sponsor: Albert Productions) Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Aiden Best Video Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Within Temptation ‘Angels’ Best Metal Label (Sponsor: Grindstore) Winner: Roadrunner Presented By: Ian Camfield to Marta (Bleeding Through) and Brock (36 Crazyfists). Best Drummer Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Travis Smith (Trivium) Best International Band (Sponsor: Trustkill) Presented By: Jada Pinkett Smith Winner: Avenged Sevenfold Spirit Of Hammer (Sponsor: Jagermeister) Presented By: Nick Oliveri Winner: Lordi Riff Lord Winner: Presented By: Seb Bach and Rita Abbott Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) The Dimebag Awards For Young Guitarist Shredder Presented By: Rita Abbott Winner: Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) Best Live Band (Sponsor: Nuclear Blast) Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Trivium Best Album Of The Year Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Coheed And Cambria Best Album Of The Last 20 Years (Sponsor: Krank) Winner: Slayer – Reign In Blood Golden God Winner: Matt Heafy (Trivium) Best UK Band (Sponsor: Last Stop China Town) Presented By: Ian Camfield Winner: Bullet For My Valentine

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