Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon & Babymetal win Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Babymetal
Image caption Babymetal pickled up the breakthrough award at this year's Golden Gods

Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon and Babymetal all picked up prizes at this year's Metal Hammer rock awards.

The acts picked up best international band, UK band and breakthrough act respectively at the Golden Gods.

Dave Mustaine was named Golden God and follows in the footsteps of Marilyn Manson and Machine Head's Robb Flynn.

"I made myself some notes today. I was talking with my management, and I have a knack for getting myself in trouble," he said while accepting his award.

"So I made some notes of what I wasn't going to say. I'm not gonna slag anybody.

Dave Mustaine
Image caption Dave Mustaine flew in from America to accept his Golden God, which was announced before the ceremony for the first time this year

"So the list is: Don't slag Metallica. Don't slag the Rust In Peace line-up. Don't slag the two quitters. Don't slag Obama. So there's not really a lot to say.

"But I do want to thank Universal. I want to thank 5B, my management. I want to thank Alex Milas and Chris Ingham from Metal Hammer.

"And I especially want to thank all of you, becauseā€¦ People calling me golden. You guys are golden. Thank you very much. God bless you all."

Mustaine, who was a member of Metallica between 1981 and 1983, received his award from the night's host, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

The awards took place at Indigo2 inside the O2 Arena in south-east London.

And the winners were ...

Golden God: Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

Global metal: District Unknown/Martyrs Of Metal

Inspiration: At Gates

Best album: Faith No More - Sol Invictus

Brian May
Image caption Brian May from Queen picked up the title of Riff Lord at the event

Icon: Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies)

Spirit Of Hammer: Dr Matt Taylor

Defender Of The Faith: Tommy Thayer (Kiss)

Best new band: We Are Harlot

Best UK band: Bring Me The Horizon

Gene Simmons
Image caption Gene Simmons, whose band Kiss headlined Download on Sunday night, was given the legend award

Best international band: Slipknot

Breakthrough: Babymetal

Best underground: Winterfylleth

Best live band: Of Mice & Men

Dimebag Darrell shredder: Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)

Best independent label: Epitaph Records

King/Queen of the internet: 10 Second Song Guy

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