Golden Gods Global Metal: Orphaned Land and Khalas

Orphaned Land and Khalas share the Global Metal award, sponsored by Metal Matters.

Israel’s own Orphaned Land have picked up the Metal Matters Global Metal award at the Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With World Of Tanks. However, they have chosen to share it with with their Palestinian friends and recent tourmates, Khalas – read the full story here.

Also nominated were Skyharbor, Godless Symptoms, From The Vastland and Skiltron.

TeamRock caught up with Orphaned Land and Khalas at The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014 after winning The Global Metal Award together. The political situation in which both bands operate in made this a particularly special award.

Should Orphaned Land 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.