There were no tables, no sit-down dinners, no industry backslapping – this was a room full of genuine fans who have voted in their hundreds of thousands to see their favourite bands be victorious.“The Golden Gods aren’t just the biggest metal awards on the planet – they’re the only music awards that put our community at the very heart of it all,” says Metal Hammer Editor, Merlin Alderslade. ” With a career dating back almost five decades, Ozzy Osbourne’s status sees him rightly revered as one of the most important – and, at times, infamous – figureheads in all of rock and metal, which is why he was presented with 2018’s Golden God accolade.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to support the awards and who continue to support the magazine. The Prince Of Darkness himself came to the event, fresh from his headline set at the Download Festival on Sunday (June 10) to accept his accolade.
Wolves In The Throne Room won Best Underground Band sponsored by Relapse Records.
The American black metallers released their sixth full-length studio album, ‘Thrice Woven’, in September to critical acclaim.
Ozzy Osbourne was on hand to collect the evening’s main accolade, The Golden God Award, and an incredible full-production set from Parkway Drive closed the ceremony.
Taking place at Indigo at The O2, London on Monday, June 11, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta hosted this unique and special night, which was, like all Golden Gods shows, all about the fans.
Parkway Drive are one of the most exciting live bands on the planet, and they closed the show with a blistering full-production set.
I went back to Limp Bizkit because it felt like I couldn’t get it out of my blood. No matter what I did, that was me.”“Bells start going off, like, ‘This is what it feels like to sell out.’ I’m enjoying all the perks of [Limp Bizkit], but I feel my heart is going black, because this is not what I’m called to do.On receiving the award, Ozzy said, "What an immense honour it is to be getting a second Golden God Award after Sabbath picked one up last year.The fans who have supported me and this music mean everything to me, which is why getting this award is so special.”Previous acceptees of the Golden God included Motörhead legend Lemmy, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Rob Zombie amongst others.Japan’s latest metal sensations, Lovebites, won Best New Band sponsored by Röad Crew.The all-female power metal crew have taken their motherland by storm and look set for world domination!The little voice inside my head says, ‘You should be somewhere else. You should let it go.’ “I think they’ll be better now that I’m gone.I think I held them back from being their best, because I was so against all the things that were going on.” So if he left Limp Bizkit because he felt like was selling out and his “heart [was] going black,” and returned because “No matter what I did, that was me,” is he ostensibly saying that he’s a sellout with a black heart? Wes Borland has granted Metal Insider his first interview following last week’s PR blunder, in which he referred to Limp Bizkit and their peers as “over-the-hill” and called their fans “roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks.” (Or, at least, his first interview of which I am aware.It’s not like I go out of my way to keep up-to-date on all things Wes Borland.) To the credit of the “guitar player,” he demonstrates a sense of humor about the whole thing, asserting that he’s not offended by the media’s coverage of the debacle because “It’s funny when you make a joke that also has truth in it.” Not so much to his credit, he still seems to be pretty full of it.Davis has just come off the second stage after playing a set of new material from his debut solo album, “I really respect him as an artist. He’s an amazing guitar player, painter, blacksmith. Quintessentially, if you look at artists, there’s Wes Borland.” was recorded almost a decade ago. It’s like, ‘Be yourself dude, do what you do,’” he smiles coyly.Davis explains that he was in full “dad-mode” after the birth of his third son, Zeppelin, but that he had every confidence in Borland who needed no direction or approval whatsoever.