Complete list of nominees for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards
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The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards are now less than a month out. The annual awards show, which is set to take place at indigo at The O2 on June 11, began back in 2003 and has since become a staple in recognizing artists around the globe who represent the true hardened spirit of hard rock/metal music. The show’s current producers, Metal Hammer Magazine, have unveiled the nominees among eight of the 15 total categories for this year’s awards.

The eight categories include more traditional areas of the industry like “Best New Band, “Best British Band” and “Best Live Band,” in addition to “Best Indie Label” and “Best Event.” Fans will have the chance to cast their vote for artists like Lovebites, Cradle Of Filth, Judas Priest, Stone Sour or even Marilyn Manson, in addition to picking which metal event they’d rather attend Download Festival vs. Chicago Open Air. The remaining seven categories, which include “Album Of The Year,” “Spirit Of Hammer,” “Inspiration,” “Global Metal,” “Icon,” “Riff Lord” and of course, the “Golden God.” Those latter categories cannot be voted on by fans, and will be chosen and awarded by Metal Hammer on June 11. Until then, fans can tune into the video above for red carpet interviews from last year's award ceremony. 

Some of last year’s winners included artists like Mastodon, Prophets of Rage and Black Sabbath’s Toni Iommi, so fans should be ready for anything and anyone to come their way when one of music’s hardest and darkest night takes place in London next months. Tickets to the event are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here. Fans can also click here to vote

Best New Band:
Conjurer
Lovebites
Sleep Token
Loathe
Visigoth

Best Underground Band:
Amenra
Wolves In The Throne Room
Chelsea Wolfe
Heilung
Tribulation

Best British Band:
Asking Alexandria
Cradle Of Filth
Alestorm
Rolo Tomassi
Judas Priest

Best International Band:
Stone Sour
Trivium
Parkway Drive
Marilyn Manson
Arch Enemy

Breakthough:
Marmozets
Code Orange
Power Trip
Employed To Serve
Carpenter Brut

Best Live Band:
Sabaton
Lacuna Coil
Converge
Cannibal Corpse
Sólstafir

Best Independent Label:
Sumerian
Holy Roar
UNFD
Southern Lord
Indie Recordings

Best Event:
Download
Bloodstock
Tech-Fest
Chicago Open Air
Wacken