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Nominees For Revolver's Music Awards Include MEGADETH, METALLICA, GHOST, OPETH, NAILS, And BABYMETAL

Posted by on November 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

Last night it was announced that Revolver's Golden Gods Awards would be coming back in 2016, though as the Revolver Music Awards. The awards ceremony will be held for the first time ever in New York, at Webster Hall, instead of Los Angeles. The show will be hosted by Dave Mustaine and Sirius XM's Jose Mangin, and will see performances by Trivium, Megadeth, and more.

Now we've got the list of nominees, which you can check out below. The categories range from song and album of the year, to most metal athlete. Nominees includes bands/members Ghost, Opeth, Nails, Babymetal, Meshuggah, Amon Amarth, Periphery, Anthrax, Toothgrinder, and a ton more!

Album Of The Year:

  • DeftonesGore
  • MegadethDystopia
  • MeshuggahThe Violent Sleep Of Reason
  • Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
  • Volbeat – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie

Song Of The Year:

  • Amon Amarth – “Raise Your Horns”
  • Ghost – “Square Hammer”
  • Megadeth – “The Threat Is Real”
  • Metallica – “Hardwired”
  • Testament – “The Brotherhood Of The Snake”

Best Vocalist:

  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Chino Moreno (Deftones)
  • Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)
  • Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
  • Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men)

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist:

  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge)
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt & Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth)
  • Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
  • James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  • Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)

Paul Gray Best Bassist:

  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
  • Piggy D. (Rob Zombie)
  • Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah)
  • Robert Trujillo (Metallica)

Best Drummer:

  • Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
  • Vinnie Paul (HELLYEAH)
  • Chris Adler (For his work on Megadeth‘s Dystopia)
  • Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
  • Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men)

Best Live Band:

  • Black Sabbath
  • Ghost
  • Hatebreed
  • Slipknot
  • Rob Zombie

Most Dedicated Fans:

  • Anthrax
  • Periphery
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Trivium
  • Volbeat

Best New Talent:

  • Avatar
  • Nails
  • Stitched Up Heart
  • Toothgrinder

Best Film/Video:

  • Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – “Blood Moon”
  • Gojira – “Silvera”
  • Kvelertak – “1985”
  • Red Fang – “Shadows”
  • Slayer – “Pride & Prejudice“

Most Metal Athlete:

  • Baron Corbin (WWE)
  • Drew Stafford (NHL)
  • Julianna Peña (UFC
  • Matt Brown (UFC)
  • Robin Lehner (NHL)

[via The PRP]

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  • sopadeloro

    Shit awards

  • Rick

    It's cool and all, but how the hell is Hardwired to Self Destruct already up for Album of the year? I'm sure some reviewers have it, but cmon now, that's BS. And Avenged Sevenfold's new album should likely be nominated.

    • Reanimated Charlie

      Yeah, I found that bizarre too. I mean, I've liked what I've heard so far but its not even out and we have heard the whole album. So how come its nominated? Makes no sense.

  • Matt Pate

    Needs more Anthrax

  • James Fischer

    Nails a "new band"? I think they forgot Cannibal Corpse and Anthrax in that catagory too.

  • Just Me

    ALL kinds of WTFs in that list.
    Black Sabbath best live band… Ozzy spends the evening reading from a teleprompter for the lyrics
    Chris Adler best drummer…you say wut now?
    Best new talent…BABYMETAL and Nails? I wouldn't call either band "new"
    Don't even start with "most dedicated fans." That is a dangerous place.

    • Metal_Resistance

      Babymetal have been going since they were babies, but I suppose they only got well known in the west about years ago. Still, that's not really new either is it?

      • Just Me

        Oh, I'm a MASSIVE BM fan. I listen to j-rock/metal almost exclusively but I don' think they fit in the category of "new"

        • Metal_Resistance

          no they don't

    • Rick

      What's wrong with Chris Adler? Is the dude not a beast on drums?

  • Metal_Resistance

    Surely Babymetal should be in all the other categories EXCEPT best new band?

  • Heavy-metal

    Shit awards. And oh, wait… Pierce the Veil has fans?!?

  • Trve Kvlt Neil

    I don't like Babymetal. There. I said it.

    • Metal_Resistance

      I just died of shock. Might as well come back to haunt you.

      • Trve Kvlt Neil

        Wherever journalism covers Babymetal, you follow.

        • Metal_Resistance

          Well, at least you know where to find me.