The ninth Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award took place on Monday 13 June 2011.

Held at the Indigo O2 and hosted by Alice Cooper, the results were as follows:

Best New Band: The Damned Things

Metal As Fuck: Nergal (Behemoth)

Best Underground Act (sponsored by Rising Records): Primordial

Dimebag Darrell Shredder(s) (sponsored by Blackstar): Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne)

Breakthrough Artist (sponsored by Hobgoblin): Sabaton

Best UK Band (sponsored by Roadrunner): Iron Maiden

Best Live Band: Skindred

Inspiration Award (sponsored by Marshall): Twisted Sister

Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold

Best Album: "Absolute Dissent" Killing Joke

Event of the Year (sponsored by Alchemy): The Big 4 coming together for the first time ever in the UK

Riff Lord(s): Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein (Down)

Spirit of Hammer: Diamond Head

Icons: Judas Priest

Golden God: Rob Zombie

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