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Revolver Golden Gods Announce Nominees, Metallica To Headline Award Show

Posted by on January 30, 2013

It’s that time of year again, where the nominees for the Revolver Golden Gods Awards are announced. Taking place on at May 2 at Club Nokia in LA, the award show will broadcast live on AXS TV and broadcast in the U.S. once again through Xbox LIVE and Facebook. However, Revolver have some very special plans for the fifth annual award show.

Not only are they giving Metallica the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, but they also will have them headline the award show. In addition to Metallica, the show will also feature performances from Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm. That’s right, Metallica and all of those bands will be performing on the same stage on the same night!

The evening will once again be hosted by Fozzy singer/WWE star Chris Jericho, who announced the nominees earlier today along with Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian and others. Receiving this year’s  Golden Gods Award will be Rob Zombie, while Tony Iommi will receive the Riff Lord Award. A full rundown of the nominees for each award can be seen below, while voting is open online until April 15. Tickets go on sale to the public this Monday, but pre-sale is open now.

BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone
– John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
– Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
– Alex Lifeson (Rush)
– Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
– Brendon Small (Dethklok)
– Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop
– Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
– Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
– Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
– Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament)
– Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
– Neil Peart (Rush)

PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley
– Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
– Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo)
– Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
– Geddy Lee (Rush)
– Jason Newsted (Newsted)
– Sergio Vega (Deftones)

BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink
– Phil Anselmo (Down & solo)
– Maria Brink (In This Moment)
– Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
– Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
– Chino Moreno (Deftones)
– Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)

BEST NEW TALENT
– Device
– Ghost
– Kvelertak
– Miss May I
– Of Mice & Men
– Young Guns

MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records
– Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL)
– Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing)
– Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)
– Triple H (WWE wrestling)
– Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding)
– CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)

BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom
– Anthrax
– Five Finger Death Punch
– Hatebreed
– Lamb of God
– Slipknot
– Volbeat

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
– Aerosmith
– The Darkness
– Quicksand
– Refused
– Soundgarden
– Tenacious D

SONG OF THE YEAR
– Asking Alexandria, “Run Free”
– Avenged Sevenfold, “Carry On”
– Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
– Dethklok, “I Ejaculate Fire”
– Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
– In This Moment, “Blood”

MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Xbox LIVE
– Black Label Society
– Black Veil Brides
– A Day To Remember
– HIM
– Rammstein
– Slipknot

ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification
– Deftones, Koi No Yokan
– Gojira, L’Enfant Sauvage
– Halestorm, The Strange Case of…
– Marilyn Manson, Born Villain
– Soundgarden, King Animal
– Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 1

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