Golden Gods Dimebag Darrell Shredder: Misha Mansoor

The Periphery stringsmith picks up the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award, sponsored by Olympus.

Periphery’s tech-metal maestro Misha Mansoor has picked up the Olympus Best New Band award at the Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With World Of Tanks.

Also nominated for the award were Ryan Knight from The Black Dahlia Murder, Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders, Justin Aufdemkampe from Miss May I and Sid Glover from Heaven’s Basement.

TeamRock caught up with the incredibly modest Misha Mansoor at The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014! We find out how he feels to win the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award, presented by Rex Brown, and whether his practice regime deserves the credit.

Should Misha Mansoor have won? Who do you think deserved it? Let us know below!

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.