This nominations for this year’s ceremony are out and this event will also mark the magazine’s 25th anniversary. Leading the way this year are Rob Zombie and Skindred, who both receive two nominations.
Metal Hammer publisher Chris Ingham said: “A whole quarter of a century ago, Metal Hammer magazine began and in that time we’ve worked with some of the biggest and best names in metal and rock music. Some of those names will be joining us for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods and, whether they’re icons or rising stars, their tireless efforts to stay true to the most loyal fanbase around is a massive achievement and one we are thrilled to honour”.
The awards this year will also include a new category – “metal as fuck” – for acts “who have remained ‘metal’ in the face of adversity”. In total there are nine categories up for public vote, as well as nine categories that will be decided by readers of the magazine.