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Iron Maiden lead Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London

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Jun 16, 2014 | 6:31pm EDT

Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage and Avenged Sevenfold were among the big winners at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London on Monday night (16Jun14). Singer Bruce Dickinson's group was named Best U.K. Band, while Avenged Sevenfold and Killswitch Engage picked up Best International Band and Best Live Band, respectively. There were also big wins for Devil You Know, Alter Bridge star Mark Tremonti and veterans Michael Schenker and Hanoi Rocks, while Star Wars icon Dave Prowse was handed the Spirit of Hammer Award for his portrayal of Darth Vader. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2014 winners list is: Best New Band - Devil You Know Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award - Misha Mansoor of Periphery Breakthrough Artist - Of Mice & Men Best Underground Band - Wardruna Best U.K. Band - Iron Maiden Best Live Band - Killswitch Engage Best International Band - Avenged Sevenfold Global Metal Act - Orphaned Land & Khalas Riff Lord - Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge King Of The Internet - Devin Townsend Inspiration Award - Hanoi Rocks Album Of The Year - The Satanist by Behemoth Icon Award - Michael Schenker Spirit Of Hammer - Dave Prowse The Golden God Award - Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth Game Of The Year - Grand Theft Auto V Video Of The Year - Party Like It's The End Of The World by Steel Panther

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