IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT, SAXON, DEF LEPPARD Honored At 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods'

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British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN were honored with the "Golden God" and "Best UK Band" awards at last night's Metal Hammer Golden Gods event, which was held at the IndigO2 venue in South London, England.

SLIPKNOT also picked up two awards — "Best International Band" and "Best Live Band" — while DEF LEPPARD won the Legends gong.

Metal Hammer publisher Chris Ingham says, "With the launch of the Revolver Golden God Awards in Los Angeles this year, the Golden Gods have made the final transition to become the most important rock and metal awards in the world. We have always been proud defenders of the faith in the U.K. and we'll continue to honor the metal greats no matter what."

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best New Band: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
Best Underground Band: BEHEMOTH
Best Metal Label: Roadrunner
Spirit Of Metal: SAXON
The Dimebag Darrel Shredder Award: Herman Li/Sam Toteman (DRAGONFORCE)
Event Of The Year: Download
Legends Award: DEF LEPPARD
Best Breakthrough Act: AMON AMARTH
Best Album: LAMB OF GOD - "Wrath"
Metal As Fuck: ANVIL
Inspiration: EMPEROR
Riff Lord: Steve Vai
Best Live Band: SLIPKNOT
Best International Band: SLIPKNOT
Best UK Band: IRON MAIDEN
Golden God: IRON MAIDEN

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Check out photos from Wire Image.

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