A GOLDEN ERA BEGINS
ThE FORum, LONDON JuNE 3, 2003
It had never
been done before. A full-blown, 100% live metal awards show, right in the heart of London. The biggest names in heavy music. A live crowd. And about 15,000 litres of booze. The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards had officially arrived. What could possibly go wrong?
This photo, featuring that year’s Golden God winner, Marilyn Manson, alongside Chino Moreno, Ville Valo, Wednesday 13 and Casey Chaos, captured a brief moment of calm in the middle of all the madness.
“I remember this award show very well, as it was the first show where we were ever nominated for an award,” recalls Wednesday. “I was pretty nervous, and when they called our name and said we were the winners, we kind of all just sat there in shock and didn’t know what do. However, receiving the award at the first Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards is something I will never forget. That adrenaline rush of winning was something beyond words.”
Fifteen years later, we go once again. Head over to www.metalhammer.com for all the info on this year’s awards.