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Avenged Sevenfold Wins 4 Golden God Awards

Avenged Sevenfold won several awards at the Revolver Golden Gods in Los Angeles including Best Vocalist, Best Guitarist, Best Drummer and Best Album.     

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The Revolver Golden God Awards, America’s first ever hard rock and metal rock awards show recognizing  the best of  hard rock and metal bands.

Avenged Sevenfold is on top of the rock world right now. Besides winning the four categories Avenged Sevenfold also headlined the show.

M. Shadows beat Corey Taylor and Bruce Dickinson for the Best Vocalist Award, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were jointly awarded the prize for Best Guitarist.

Temporary drummer Mike Portnoy won the best drummer award and the band took the award for Album of the Year for Nightmare.

Portnoy didn’t make an appearance he paid tribute to the late Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan saying:

“It was an honor for me to play on the album and do the job the Rev wasn’t able to complete. The thing that blew me away was the fans! Thank you all.”

Guitarist Zacky Vengeance wrote via Twitter:

“I won an award and said thank you and hail satan. VH1 is gonna love me.”

Top honor went to Alice Cooper who was crowned Golden God and Motley Crue was presented with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.

The full list of winners and nominees:

Epiphone Best Guitarist(s):

Winner:- Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)


– John 5 (Rob Zombie)
– Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
– Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind)
– Janick Gers, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
– Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop Best Drummer:


– Mike Portnoy


– Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
– Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
– Joey Jordison (Rob Zombie)
– Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
– Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)

Best Vocalist:


– M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)


– Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
– Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
– Chino Moreno (Deftones)
– Ozzy Osbourne
– Corey Taylor (Stone Sour)

Affliction Album of the Year:


– Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare


– Black Label Society, Order of the Black
– Deftones, Diamond Eyes
– Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
– Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
– Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Samson Zoom Best Live Band:


– Rammstein


– Avenged Sevenfold
– Gwar
– Iron Maiden
– Megadeth
– Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete:


– Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)


– Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
– Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
– Toni Lydman (NHL)
– The Miz (WWE wrestling)
– Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)

Best New Band:


– Black Veil Brides


– Asking Alexandria
– The Damned Things
– The Pretty Reckless
– Times of Grace
– We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year:


– Murderdolls


– Accept
– Faith No More
– A Perfect Circle
– Soundgarden
– System of a Down

The awards show was filmed for broadcast on VH1 Classic on May 22. Revolver will release its Golden Gods issue of the magazine on May 11 and will include exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, interviews, and a massive all-star gatefold cover.

Avenged Sevenfold will be at Albany’s Times Union Center on Saturday April 30th with Three Days Grace and Sevendust.  Keep listening to Q103 to win your tickets and the chance to sit onstage!

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