June 14, 2016
Last night, at Metal Hammer’s Golden God Awards Asking Alexandria beat their rivals in the category Best UK Band. Our congratulations to the band! AA’s new album, The Black, landed in the US Billboard Top 10 and UK Official Chart Top 15.
Besides, AA’s guitarist Cameron Liddell was celebrating his birthday the same day, June 13. Lindell commented that it turned out to be the best birthday gift he ever got. “I could not be happier, the best birthday present ever,” Liddell told Newsbeat after the ceremony.
Among the bands you frequently read about on AlteRock, Asking Alexandria was not the only act that took home a prize. Up-and-rising British outfit Creeper was named this year’s Best New Band.
“I can’t believe it,” said frontman Will Gould. “When I was a kid I used to read Metal Hammer (magazine) all the time, so it is incredible for me and the rest of the band that they have supported us in this way.”
Grammy winners 2016, Swedish rockers Ghost, picked up the Best International Band award. they can be extremely proud of themselves, now that they’ve made it on both sides of the Atlantic.
It’s worth noting that former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison was named 2016 Golden God, the award which earlier went to Marilyn Manson and Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.
Golden God Awards took place at a sold-out Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. The ceremony was hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. All profits from the ticket sales went to Heavy Metal Truants charity, to benefit Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.
2016 Golden God Awards Winners:
Best New Band – Creeper
Best Underground – Enslaved
Best UK Band – Asking Alexandria
Best International Band – Ghost
Breakthrough – Beartooth
Best Live Band – Lamb Of God
Best Independent Label – Prosthetic Records
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ – Lzzy Hale
Best Album – ‘The Book Of Souls’ Iron Maiden
Riff Lord – Phil Campbell
Inspiration – Anthrax
Icon – Nikki Sixx
Global Metal Band – Chthonic
Golden God – Joey Jordison
Best Video – Parkway Drive
— Asking Alexandria (@AAofficial) June 14, 2016