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Metal Hammer’s Golden God results

The UK’s Metal Hammer hosted their very “special” awards ceremony, The Golden Gods, last night. We at Dose of Metal at times have considered hosting our own awards ceremony, but ultimately we’re just not self-indulgent or pretentious enough to attempt such a feat. Actually, it’s just we’re too lazy, poor and not big enough to pull it off. Instead though, we can just look at other award ceremonies, and criticize them, which is exactly what I’m going to be doing.

Winners include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Rob Zombie and many more. Find the complete results, plus my own little thoughts and criticism below.

* Best New Band – The Damned Things —- Meh, debut was catchy, but overall fairly mediocre.
* Metal As F*ck – Nergal (Behemoth) —- No argument here.
* Best Underground – Primordial —- Also no arguments here.
* Dimebag Darrell Shredder(s) – Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) —- Yeah, Gus is pretty awesome.
* Breakthrough Artist – Sabaton —- Who??
* Best UK Band – Iron Maiden —- Of course. Question though, do Iron Maiden win every year? 😛
* Best Live Band – Skindred —- Skindred? Fuck off.
* Inspiration Award – Twister Sister —- Twisted Sister? No thanks
* Best International Band – Avenged Sevenfold —- Fuck off.
* Best Album – “Absolute Dissent” by Killing Joke —- Haven’t heard it yet, so unsure on this one, but I bet there’s better.
* Event of the Year – “The Big 4” coming together for first time ever in the U.K. —- Yeah, as a UK citizen, this is awesome.
* Riff Lord(s) – Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein (DOWN) — Down are great, but there’s a lot of riff lords I guess.
* Spirit of Hammer – Diamond Head — Yeah, I guess I’m cool with this.
* Icons – Judas Priest —- Undeniably deserving of the title.
* Golden God – Rob Zombie —- Rob Zombie sucks.


More Down at Download news

I guess it’s a good day for Down fans this miserable Monday morning, with this being the second post in a row on Down.

The band played the UK’s Download festival over the weekend, and a video interview with Kirk Windstein and Jimmy Bower can be found above.

Not much else to say, Blabbermouth managed to turn this news into an entire essay, I on the other hand cannot be fucked, so just press play. What I will say though, is I was lucky to see Down at Download 2009 and they kicked ass, so I’m willing to bet Download festival goers this year had a great time. If only Linkin Park didn’t headline… Or Def Leppard… Or System of a Down… Or… Nevermind.


Walk on Down to Download

Look at that headline, I’m a freaking genius! Actually, I suck, I just constructed a meaningless sentence out of the 3 important factors of this post. You can’t even walk on down to Download, because the festival finished last night.

Those 3 important factors are that Down performed a little teaser of Pantera‘s ‘Walk’ at the UK’s Download festival this past weekend. Not really news, but I love Down, I love Pantera, and as a reader of Dose of Metal, I’m sure you’re the same. Watch a clip of the performance above.


Down will kick your ass soon

Kirk Windstein has an epic beard and is in three epic bands. One of those epic bands is Down, and apparently they’ll release four EPs of six songs each. Cool, huh?

Watch the interview above and get your face rocked. (that’s what she said)

P.S. = Am I crazy, or does the intro to the video sound like Linkin Park? Isn’t it sad that a) an interview with Kirk Windstein starts off with a Linkin Parkish sound and b) I know enough Linkin Park songs to make that connection?


Phil takes one for the team…

Phil Anselmo got hit in the head by Pepper Keenan’s guitar during a Down show last night. He continued to perform with a bloody head. Because blood is metal.

Dave “Snake” Sabo (who?) reported this via Twitter:

Holy shit! Pepper Keenan just hit Anselmo in the head w/ his gtr by accident & busted Philips head open! Blood all over the place! But they keep going!! Fucking awesome!

Read full tweet here.

Blabbermouth has actual photos of the incident, we didn’t want to scare the kids and just drew some blood in paint. I think our photo looks better than the real ones but hey, what can you do?



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