2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Nominees, Vote Now…

Here are the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards nominations by category.  You can vote right now at the Revolver website.  My picks are highlighted below…let me know your thoughts…

Best Guitarist

* Jinxx and Jake Pitts (BLACK VEIL BRIDES)
* Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)
* Willie Adler and Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD)
Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
* Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick (MEGADETH)
* Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM)

Best Drummer

* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Jeremy Spencer (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)
* Taylor Hawkins (FOO FIGHTERS)
* Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD)
* Brann Dailor (MASTODON)
* Tomas Haake (MESHUGGAH)

Best Vocalist

* Sebastian Bach
* Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES)
* James Durbin
* Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE)
* Ivan Moody (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)
* Jonathan Davis (KORN)

Album Of The Year

* ANTHRAX – “Worship Music”
* EVANESCENCE – “Evanescence”
* FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – “American Capitalist”
* FOO FIGHTERS – “Wasting Light”
* KORN – “The Path Of Totality”
* LAMB OF GOD – “Resolution”

Best Live Band

* AVENGED SEVENFOLD
* FOO FIGHTERS
* GUNS N’ ROSES
* JUDAS PRIEST
* SEETHER
* TOOL

Most Metal Athlete

* Gina Carano (MMA fighting)
* Brian Deegan (pro motocross)
* Evan Longoria (MLB baseball)
* Dirk Nowitzki (NBA basketball)
* Mitch Petrus (NFL football)
* CM Punk (WWE wrestling)

Comeback Of The Year

* ANTHRAX
* DREAM THEATER
* EVANESCENCE
* MINISTRY
* SLIPKNOT
* VAN HALEN

Riff Lord

* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
* Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
* Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)
* Munky (KORN)
* Slash
* Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)

Paul Gray Best Bassist

* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
* Michael Anthony (CHICKENFOOT)
* Fieldy (KORN)
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
* Nikki Sixx (SIXX: A.M.)
* Wolfgang Van Halen (VAN HALEN)

Best International Band

* BEHEMOTH
* LACUNA COIL
* RAMMSTEIN
SEPULTURA
* MESHUGGAH
* X JAPAN

Most Dedicated Fans

* ASKING ALEXANDRIA
* AVENGED SEVENFOLD
* BLACK VEIL BRIDES
* EVANESCENCE
* FALLING IN REVERSE
* HIM

The show is on April 11 at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles and tickets are pretty cheap ($35 or $99 for VIP).  Also on that day, the Grammy Museum will open up an exhibit devoted to the history of heavy metal (gee, I wonder how that venture will pan out).

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