The nominees for the 8th annual Metal Hammer Golden God Awards are in, and ready for voting. Join us in congratulating our newcomers and veteran artists for their nominations, and make sure you vote for them RIGHT HERE!

Best New Band:     

TAKING DAWN

DOMMIN

Best Live Band:         

MACHINE HEAD

AIRBOURNE

Best International Band:    

MEGADETH

STONE SOUR

Best Drummer:       

DAVE MCCLAIN (Machine Head)

MIKE PORTNOY (Dream Theater)

Shredder:                    

 JEFF KENDRICK (DevilDriver)

Riff Lord:                     

DAVE MUSTAINE (Megadeth)

Check the full list of nominees here, and VOTE NOW!