And The Winners of the Golden Gods 2013 Awards Are...

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Last night was the fifth annual Golden God Awards. This included special performances by Anthrax, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Danzig and Metallica. There was also a special toast by Slayer's guitarist Kerry King that shared a toast to his fallen bandmate Jeff Manneman. All the winners are fan-voted awards (lame) and you can see the list below. There are very few I agree with.

Best Guitarist:

Winner: John 5 of Rob Zombie

Nominees:
Alex Lifeson of Rush
Brendon Small of Dethklok
Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
Misha Mansoor of Periphery
Stephen Carpenter of Deftones

Best Drummer:

Winner: Arejay Hale of Halestorm

Nominees:
Abe Cunningham of Deftones
Gene Hoglan of Dethklok/Testament
Mario Duplantier of Gojira
Neil Peart of Rush
Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour

Most Dedicated Fans:

Winner: HIM

Nominees:
A Day To Remember
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Rammstein
Slipknot

Best Live Band:

Winner: Slipknot

Nominees:
Anthrax
Five Finger Death Punch
Hatebreed
Lamb Of God
Volbeat

Best New Talent:

Winner: Device

Nominees:
Ghost
Kvelertak
Miss May I
Of Mice & Men
Young Guns

Comeback Of The Year:

Winner: Tenacious D

Nominees:
Aerosmith
Quicksand
Refused
Soundgarden
The Darkness

Paul Gray Best Bassist:

Winner: Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

Nominees:
Geddy Lee of Rush
Jason Newsted of Newsted
Rex Brown of Kill Devil Hill
Sergio Vega of Deftones
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

Best Vocalist:

Winner: Corey Taylor of Stone Sour/Slipknot

Nominees:
Chino Moreno of Deftones
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
Maria Brink of In This Moment
Phil Anselmo of Down
Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Most Metal Athlete:

Winner: Triple HHH

Nominees:
CJ Wilson
Clay Guida
Geoff Rowley
Tanner Foust
Tom Crabtree

Song Of The Year:

Winner: Black Veil Brides – “In The End“

Nominees:
Avenged Sevenfold – “Carry On“
Asking Alexandria – “Run Free“
Dethklok – “I Ejaculate Fire“
Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)“
In This Moment – “Blood“

Album Of The Year:

Winner: Deftones – “Koi No Yokan“

Nominees:
Gojira – “L’Enfany Sauvage“
Halestorm – “The Strange Case Of…“
Marilyn Manson – “Born Villain“
Stone Sour – “House Of Gold & Bones Part I“
Soundgarden – “King Animal“

Riff Lord Award:
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

Golden God Award:
Rob Zombie

Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award:
Metallica

Average: 5 (1 vote)
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