As is customary the day after Download Festival wraps up, the rock and metal world descended upon a (not-so) secret location in London last night for the annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods.
This year saw the mag taking over the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith for the occasion, with the venue crammed full of metal's elite (and a few thousand eager fans, too). Amon Amarth kicked off the festivities with a typically fiery performance...
...before the awards-giving got underway.
The full list of winners looks like this:
Best New Band: Creeper | BOOK CREEPER TICKETS
Best Underground: Enslaved
Best UK Band: Asking Alexandria | BOOK ASKING ALEXANDRIA TICKETS
Best International Band: Ghost
Breakthrough: Beartooth | BOOK BEARTOOTH TICKETS
Best Live Band: Lamb Of God
Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award: Lzzy Hale
Best Independent Label: Prosthetic Records
Best album: Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls
Riff Lord: Phil Campbell
The Inspiration Award: Anthrax
Icon: Nikki Sixx
Global Metal: Chthonic
The Golden God: Joey Jordison
Best video: Vice Grip by Parkway Drive
Spirit Of Lemmy: Triple H | BOOK WWE NXT TICKETS
Hurrah! Well done all involved, and a special nod to WWE's Triple H for his Spirit Of Lemmy gong. Here he is accepting it on Download Festival's main stage:
Find out where you can catch the likes of Creeper, Asking Alexandria and Beartooth live this month over in our latest rock & metal round-up,