The Results Are In! Revolver Announces 2012 Golden Gods Nominees and Performers

The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards nominees and performers were announced Wednesday afternoon in a special press conference held at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Now in its fourth year, the awards show that is dedicated to the world of heavy rock and metal music and presented by Revolver Magazine, announced that this year’s event will be held on April 11 at Club Nokia and feature live performances by Marilyn Manson, Slash with Miles Kennedy, Evanescence, SIXX: AM and 2011 Golden Gods best new artist recipients Black Veil Brides.

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Tickets to the Revolver Golden Gods Awards at 6:30 p.m. on April 11 at Club Nokia are on sale now. $36 general admission; Various VIP packages available from $99-$750. Ticketmaster.com.

And the 2012 Golden Gods Award nominees are…

Best Guitarist

  • Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
  • Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Willie Adler and Mark Morton (Lamb of God)
  • Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
  • Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick (Megadeth)
  • Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)

Best Drummer

  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  • Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
  • Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
  • Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)

Best Vocalist

  • Sebastian Bach
  • Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
  • James Durbin (“American Idol” finalist)
  • Amy Lee (Evanescence)
  • Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Jonathan Davis (Korn)

Album of the Year

  • Anthrax, Worship Music
  • Evanescence, Evanescence
  • Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist
  • Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
  • Korn, The Path of Totality
  • Lamb of God, Resolution

Best Live Band

  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Foo Fighters
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Judas Priest
  • Seether
  • Tool

Most Metal Athlete

  • Gina Carano (MMA fighting)
  • Brian Deegan (pro motocross)
  • Evan Longoria (MLB baseball)
  • Dirk Nowitzki (NBA basketball)
  • Mitch Petrus (NFL football)
  • CM Punk (WWE wrestling)

Comeback of the Year

  • Anthrax
  • Dream Theater
  • Evanescence
  • Ministry
  • Slipknot
  • Van Halen

Riff Lord

  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
  • Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
  • Munky (Korn)
  • Slash
  • Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

Paul Gray Best Bassist

  • Frank Bello (Anthrax)
  • Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot)
  • Fieldy (Korn)
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Nikki Sixx (Sixx:A.M.)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Van Halen)

Best International Band

  • Behemoth (Poland)
  • Lacuna Coil (Italy)
  • Rammstein (Germany)
  • Sepultura (Brazil)
  • Meshuggah (Sweden)
  • X Japan (Japan)

Most Dedicated Fans

  • Asking Alexandria
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Evanescence
  • Falling in Reverse
  • HIM

 

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