The Source: 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

The Third Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place April 20th 
and the Metal Legends blessed the black carpet once more. Avenged Sevenfold cleaned house at the awards this year not only taking home multiple awards, but also by ending the night 
with a powerful live show that included a Pantera cover of "Mouth for War". 

While the award show is certainly a step in the right direction for the metal world
and the anticipation of a growing metal world but there are still many complaints. Metal heads are still annoyed by the "mainstream" attitude of media including this award show. Most in attendance are classic metal heads who are legendary only for their past endeavors while others include modern chart topping acts like the above mentioned A7X. So where's the respect for the new metal scene? The "no-name" metal-ers looking for a break....where are they?

Having Asking Alexandria on the set list was an encouraging move but I wouldn't hold your breath for any 'metal-core' revivals in mass media.

All-in-all the Metal Awards shows are fun and exciting and give metal heads at least 1 award show that's not going to give out an award to fucking Jethro Tull!!!

The full list of winners and presenters for the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards is as follows:

* Golden God Award: 
Alice Cooper
(presented by Rob Zombie)

* Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: MÖTLEY CRÜE
(presented by Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)

* Honorary Headbanger Award: William Shatner 
(presented by Scott Ian of ANTHRAX and THE DAMNED THINGS and comedian Brian Posehn)

* Best Guitarists Award: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of
 Avenged Sevenfold (presented by Robb Flynn of MACHINE HEAD and Wayne Static of STATIC X)

* Best Drummer Award: Mike Portnoy for his work with Avenged Sevenfold 
(presented by Vinnie Paul of PANTERA/HELLYEAH)

* Best New Band Award: BLACK VEIL BRIDES 
(presented by Duff McKagan of LOADED/VELVET REVOLVER/GUNS N' ROSES)

* Most Metal Athlete Award: Skateboarder Mike Vallely 
(presented by Chino Moreno of Deftones)

* Best Vocalist Award: M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold 
(presented by Taylor Momsen of THE PRETTY RECKLESS and Sebastian Bach)

* Best Live Band Award: Rammstein
(presented by Charlie Benante of ANTHRAX and Mike Portnoy)

* Comeback of the Year Award: Murderdolls 
(presented by David Coverdale of WHITESNAKE)

* Album of the Year Award: Avenged Sevenfold's "Nightmare"
(presented by Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains)

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