Friday, April 13, 2007

Hammer of the Gods

Metal Hammer's almost-beyond-parody Hammer of the Gods awards have announced their shortlist for the year:


Best UK Band
Iron Maiden
Bullet For My Valentine
Breed 77
Bring Me The Horizon
Mendeed


Best Live Band

Lamb Of God
In Flames
Gallows
Dragonforce
NIN


Best International Band

Slayer
Velvet Revolver
Lamb of God
Dimmu Borgir
Killswitch Engage


Best Underground Band

Turisas
Job For a Cowboy
The End
Gojira
Municipal Waste


Best Newcomer

Cancer Bats
He Is Legend
Gallows
Abigail Williams
Deathstars


Best Video sponsored by MTV2

My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade'
Avenged Sevenfold 'Seize The Day'
Slayer 'Eyes Of The Insane'
Dragonforce 'Operation Ground n Pound'
Lamb Of God 'Redneck'

Riff Lord

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Robert Flynn and Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
Gers/Smith/Murray (Iron Maiden)
Slash
Tony Iommi (heaven n Hell)


Shredder

Willie Adler and Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Heafy and Beaulieu (Trivium)
Herman and Sam (Dragonforce)
Alexi Lahio (Children of Bodom)
Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds (Mastodon)

Best Metal Label

Nuclear Blast
Roadrunner
Metal Blade
Earache
Century Media
Candlelight

Best Event

Download
Bloodstock
Reading/Leeds
Give It A Name
Unholy Alliance

Best Album

Iron Maiden 'A Matter Of Life And Death'
Lamb Of God 'Sacrament'
Mastodon 'Blood Mountain'
Machine Head 'The Blackening'
My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade'


We note, though, that the HTML on the voting form seems to be badly mangled, with three categories named "Shredder" for the input. Let's hope there's some sort of Mastere of ye olde IT who can fix that.


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