< Lamb of God's Randy Blythe cracking a joke to his amusement.
Five Finger Death Punch, Meshuggah, Nightwish, Opeth.
Lamb of God can stand on top of the world with their achievement of being awarded the 'Best International Band' Golden God Award; the Groove Metalcore machine from the USA has powered their way through the think and thin of the Metal vaults and have wound up with this award of whom fellow countryment 5FDP were also nominated. Sweden's Meshuggah and Opeth and Finland's Nightwish were also contending for the award. Sadly Global Metal Apocalypse did not get a chance to interview the guys due to a mouthful of beer at the time.
< Masuimi Max collected Rammstein's award on their behalf, the German Neue Deutsche Harte / Industrial 'tanz' Metallers got awarded the 'Best Live Award' Golden God award but sadly were not here to collect their award.
Other nominations included:
Metallica (USA), Skindred (Wales), Watain (yes nominated in 2 categories), and Iron Maiden (England)
< Scott Ian pointed out the person who got his name wrong and scratched his Lexus.
Anthrax were awarded the most sought-after funny-named award, the 'Metal as Fu*k' Golden God award, Scott even agreed that it is a funny sounding award.
The other nominations included Hell, Zoltan Bathory, Sabaton and Nik-Kai.
This was a tight award in terms of nominations, Nik-Kai is an 11-year old guitarist, but the thing about this guy is he is a prodigy, as his mum explained. So without further a do, below in order Global Metal Apocalypse spoke to: Scott Ian (Anthrax), Sabaton and Nik Kai.
< Sabaton could not resist some promotional behaviour for Hobgoblin since their full new line-up.
Check out the interview with them below.
< Nik Kai is the new face of Metal music, a prodigy in the USA, he has his own band and is aged 11, he is already endorsed by worldwide brands and has been nominated for the 'Metal as Fu*k' award; this guy could become the next Alexi Laiho before we know it.
Global Metal Apocalypse interviewed both him and his mum about this extraordinary moment and what it means for them, check the interviews below.
< Ghost had to be resurrected from their deep sleep to be awarded the 'Breakthrough Artist' Golden God award.
Global Metal Apocalypse couldnt get hold of them to interview them, but we're pretty sure they were speechless.
The other nominations were Motionless In White, Cancer Bats, While She Sleeps and Parkway Drive.
^ Bill Bailey was pretty psyched out when he was awaeded the 'Spirit of Hammer' Golden God award. Catch his thoughts on his award below and also an interview before the award ceremony (first interview).
< Mastodon's twist on the infamous Skittles slogan 'taste the rainbow', now become 'taste the metal'.
Mastodon went away heads held high with being awarded 'Best Album' Golden God award for 'The Hunter'.
Global Metal Apocalypse managed to do a video interview with one of the members of Mastodon which can be viewed below.
< Vinnie Paul could not decide which was more impressive the 'Best Drummer' golden god award he has just been awarded with or his glass of beer.
The former Pantera drummer is now part of a supergroup called Hellyeah. Check out the interview with Vinnie below.
< Dino Cazares could not believe how lightweight the award was. Fear Factory won the Golden Gods 'Icons' award.
Sadly Global Metal Apocalypse could not get an interview with them at this time.
< Robb Flynn tried to point out Machine Head are playing Bloodstock this year.
Both Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel of Machine Head were awarded the 'Riff Lord' Golden God award.
Unfortunately we could not interview them at the time.
The other winners that were not present that night were Joey DeMaio of Manowar, they were awarded the 'Golden God' award. Whereas Trivium won the 'Video of the Year' award for their sensational music video 'In Waves'.
< Adam & Jesse with Monte Conner (Senior VP and A&R of Roadrunner Records) - he is leaving August 1st. As you can hear from the video interview we did with him.
Roadrunner Records got awarded the 'Inspiration' Golden God Award.
Below is an interview with Killswitch Engage and also Monte Conner (Senior VP and A&R of Roadrunner Records)
< Bill Bailey and Ol Drake rocked out with the Global Metal Apocalypse
Interview with Ol Drake of Evile can be heard below.
Below that is an interview with Biohazard.