SAXON, ANTHRAX, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD and MASTODON are among the artists who were honored at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, which was held last night (Monday, June 11) at Indigo2 in London, England. The event also featured performances by ANTHRAX, BIOHAZARD, GHOST and WATAIN, among others.

2012 Golden Gods winners:

Best New Band: THE DEFILED
Best Underground Band: WATAIN
Breakthrough: GHOST
Best U.K. Band: SAXON
Best International Band: LAMB OF GOD
Best Event: IRON MAIDEN’s U.K. tour
Best Live Band: RAMMSTEIN
Dimebag Darrell Shredder: Devin Townsend
Metal As F*ck: ANTHRAX
Spirit Of Hammer: Bill Bailey
Best Album: MASTODON – “The Hunter”
Best Drummer: Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA)
Inspiration: Roadrunner Records
Riff Lord: Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
Golden God: Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR)