Avenged Sevenfold have emerged as the big winners at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony, fetching a total of three prizes out of 12 categories.
Axemen Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance took home the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist(s) award, triumphing over Tony Iommi, John Petrucci and Jerry Cantrell. Drummer Arin Ilejay received the Best Drummer title, winning it over the likes of Mike Portnoy, Chris Adler and Brad Wilk.
In the rest of the categories, Queens of the Stone Age mainman John Homme reeled in the Best Vocalist award, Black Sabbath's "13" was proclaimed Album of the Year, Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch was dubbed Best Bassist, while the band's "Lift Me Up" tune was awarded Song of the Year.
During the rest of the ceremony, Joan Jett received the Golden God Award and Guns N' Roses mainman Axl Rose was honored with Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. GN'R featuring bassist Duff McKagan then graced the stage for a not-too-stellar performance that instantly caught the negative attention of the crowd. Check out the "Sweet Child O' Mine" clip below to get our drift.
The show took place on April 23 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia. Full list of nominees and winners below.
Album of the YearAvenged Sevenfold, "Hail to the King"
Black Sabbath, "13"
Five Finger Death Punch, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and 2"
Korn, "The Paradigm Shift"
Queens of the Stone Age, "...Like Clockwork"
Volbeat, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies"
Best VocalistJeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember)
M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
Papa Emeritus II (Ghost)
Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist(s)Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
Munky & Head (Korn)
Paul Gray Best Bassist
Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)
Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies)
Best Drummer presented by Razor & TieArin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)
Brad Wilk (for his work with Black Sabbath)
Vinnie Appice (Kill Devil Hill)
Matt Halpern (Periphery)
Chris Adler (for his work with Protest the Hero)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)
Best Live BandThe Dillinger Escape Plan
Lamb of God
Song of the Year presented by Randall AmplifiersAlice in Chains, "Hollow"
Avenged Sevenfold, "Hail to the King"
Bring Me the Horizon, "Shadow Moses"
Five Finger Death Punch, "Lift Me Up"
Of Mice & Men, "You’re Not Alone"
The Pretty Reckless, "Going to Hell"
Best Film & Video presented by Eagle Rock EntertainmentBehemoth, "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"
Lamb of God, "As the Palaces Burn"
Metallica, "Through the Never"
Motionless in White, "America"
Pierce the Veil, "This is a Wasteland"
Best New Talent presented by Victory Records
Scar the Martyr
Twelve Foot Ninja
Comeback of the YearBlack Sabbath
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
Most Metal AthleteTony Alva (skateboarder)
Grant Balfour (MLB)
Josh Barnett (mixed martial artist, UFC)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA)
Derek Garland (Metal Mulisha, motocross)
Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, NHL)
Most Dedicated FansA Day to Remember
Five Finger Death Punch
Of Mice & MenThe Pretty RecklessSlayer