It is that time of year again! Spring is in the air and everyone is talking about who is going to win and who will be walking the carpet. No I am not talking about the red carpet and the Oscars! I am all about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards and this year the 5th Annual award show will be held on May 2nd, 2013 at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. If you have not bought your tickets, don’t even try… They are sold out! But you can enjoy the experience front and center in your own home, studio, garage, wherever you eat, sleep and breathe real rock and metal music!! For the first time ever this year’s show will air on an exclusive national television broadcast through AXS TV and global broadcast on XBOX Live and Facebook. Mark your calendars for May 2nd.

We have our tickets ready and will be there to cover the show and will have a lot to share with you since this year has a real hard and heavy show planned for us.  So far, they have announced the following bands that will be performing at the show:

  • and more to be announced….
  • Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will be hosting the “Black Carpet” pre-show and Fozzy frontman and WWE Pro Wrestling legend Chris Jericho will once again be hosting the show.

Enjoy this hilarious new commercial for the Revolver 2013 Golden Gods Awards:


What is really awesome about this awards show is First, it is all about the MUSIC we LOVE and LIVE! Second, we get to choose the winners. You can head over to the Revolver Golden Gods Awards website and cast your vote! Here are the categories and the nominees:

BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone

  • John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
  • Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
  • Brendon Small (Dethklok)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop 

  • Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
  • Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
  • Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
  • Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament)
  • Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
  • Neil Peart (Rush)

PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley

  • Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
  • Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo)
  • Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Jason Newsted (Newsted)
  • Sergio Vega (Deftones)

BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink

  • Phil Anselmo (Down & solo)
  • Maria Brink (In This Moment)
  • Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
  • Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
  • Chino Moreno (Deftones)
  • Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)


  • Device
  • Ghost
  • Kvelertak
  • Miss May I
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Young Guns

MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records

  • Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL)
  • Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing)
  • Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)
  • Triple H (WWE wrestling)
  • Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding)
  • CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)

BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom

  • Anthrax
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Hatebreed
  • Lamb of God
  • Slipknot
  • Volbeat


  • Aerosmith
  • The Darkness
  • Quicksand
  • Refused
  • Soundgarden
  • Tenacious D


  • Asking Alexandria, “Run Free”
  • Avenged Sevenfold, “Carry On”
  • Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
  • Dethklok, “I Ejaculate Fire”
  • Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
  • In This Moment, “Blood”


  • Black Label Society
  • Black Veil Brides
  • A Day To Remember
  • HIM
  • Rammstein
  • Slipknot

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification

  • Deftones, Koi No Yokan
  • Gojira, L’Enfant Sauvage
  • Halestorm, The Strange Case of…
  • Marilyn Manson, Born Villain
  • Soundgarden, King Animal
  • Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 1

So fans head over to their website and cast your vote today!  In addition their will be three special award presentations to include Golden God Award (presented by Sumerian Records) which is given to a special honoree who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal. This year the Golden God Award will be presented to Rob Zombie.  The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Ernie Ball®) will be given to Metallica and the Riff Lord Award, (presented by EMG Pickups®) is being awarded to the legendary guitarist in the field of hard rock & heavy metal, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Now that is an awesome show that I can’t wait for.

It is time that we show the world that Hard Rock and Metal is here to stay! We all know what the Grammy’s think of Hard Rock when they didn’t even air Halestorm winning and receiving the award for Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Performance. I have seen Halestorm 6 times and they are incredible live. The Oscars used to be fun to watch but I don’t think I have tuned in for about 10 years now.   So raise your fists and horns in the air and let’s show them how an award show is done!

I think it is the perfect time to start planning your Revolver Golden God Awards Viewing Party! Make sure you have XBOX Live or check the listings for the AXS TV so you are ready for the big night. I will be putting together a Revolver Golden God Awards Viewing Party Planner up next week so you can get a head start on this big event. We will have a guideline and checklist for everything you need to have the perfect Revolver Golden Gods Awards party night. We will have menu ideas like Five Finger Vodka Death Punch, Metallica “Black”ened Salmon, Stone Stour Margaritas, Halestorm Love Bites mini Quiches, Anthrax powder cookies, and The Dillinger Sandwich Plan. We have so much planned for you to make your award night a memorable one! Hey it is on a Thursday, and we all know that Thursday is the new Friday.

~ Horns Up! 


Here are some of our videos from last year’s show that we went to.

  • Marilyn Manson performs with Taylor Momsen.
  • Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and special guest Alice Cooper.
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Trivium


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  1. Bob Guisti says:

    Now i have a great reason to get my XBOX and I am going to have my wife throw the party. I really like the idea. Tired of all the Oscar talk, we need to rock

  2. […] Forget the Oscars, we want the Revolver Golden Gods Awards! […]

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