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Iron Maiden lead ‘Metal Hammer’ Golden Gods Awards

Iron Maiden lead ‘Metal Hammer’ Golden Gods Awards

'GODS' OF ROCK:This photo released by Universal Music Enterprises shows the Iron Maiden and their customized Boeing 757 that is flown by lead singer Bruce Dickinson. Photo: Associated Press

Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage and Avenged Sevefold were among the big winners at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London on Monday night.

Singer Bruce Dickinson’s group was named Best U.K. Band, while Avenged Sevenfold and Killswitch Engage picked up Best International Band and Best Live Band, respectively.

There were also big wins for Devil You Know, Alter Bridge star Mark Tremonti and veterans Michael Schenker and Hanoi Rocks, while Star Wars icon Dave Prowse was handed the Spirit of Hammer Award for his portrayal of Darth Vader.

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2014 winners list is:
Best New Band – Devil You Know
Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award – Misha Mansoor of Periphery
Breakthrough Artist – Of Mice & Men
Best Underground Band – Wardruna
Best U.K. Band – Iron Maiden
Best Live Band – Killswitch Engage
Best International Band – Avenged Sevenfold
Global Metal Act – Orphaned Land & Khalas
Riff Lord – Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge
King Of The Internet – Devin Townsend
Inspiration Award – Hanoi Rocks
Album Of The Year – “The Satanist” by Behemoth
Icon Award – Michael Schenker
Spirit Of Hammer – Dave Prowse
The Golden God Award – Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth
Game Of The Year – Grand Theft Auto V
Video Of The Year – “Party Like It’s The End Of The World” by Steel Panther

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