In Pictures: Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2018

Ozzy Osbourne accepting his Golden God award
(Image credit: Jake Owens)

On Monday night the world of heavy metal descended on London for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, in association with Monster Energy. 

Throughout the night we saw live performances from Carpenter Brut, Myrkur, Meshuggah, Baroness and Parkway Drive – complete with a fuckload of fire and a spinning drum kit!

But not only that, we gave out 16 awards to some of the biggest and best names in metal, including Wes Borland, Maynard James Keenan, Lacuna Coil and Ozzy Osbourne.

But what did it look like on the night? Here's a gallery of all the winners their famous friends.

And here's a little glimpse of the live performances!

We'll see you next year for more chaos!

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.