The nominations are out for the 2012 Revolver Golden God Awards and a lot of artists are getting some well deserved nods. Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Megadeth, Korn and more are up for big awards this year.

April 11th Revolver brings back their annual award show dedicated to hard rock and heavy metal, The Golden Gods.  This year the show will be even bigger and better than last years (if you can believe that).  Chris Jericho will once again be taking up hosting duties while we will also see appearances by Wendy Dio, Zakk Wylde, Vinnie Paul, Mike Portnoy and Alice Cooper.

The nominations are finally in, and some big names are up once again for the only award show that gets it right when handing out awards for rock and metal.  So lets go through the nominees in some of the big categories.

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
  • 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

For a look at the nominees in all the categories, check out the Revolver website.  You can even vote now to help decide who takes home some of the awards.