4 Aussie Acts Nominated For Golden God Awards

The 2015 nominations for Metal Hammer‘s Golden God Awards have been announced and amongst the names are four standout Australian acts, who will be flying the flag for Aussie heavy music at the London award ceremony.

Australia’s own King Parrot, The Amity Affliction, Parkway Drive and Northlane have each scored a nomination spread across various Golden Gods categories. The winners will be decided by fan votes. So you know what to do, guys.

Melbourne thrash metal royalty, King Parrot, are up for Best New Band. They’ll be going head-to-head with Splendour 2015 act Marmozets, Soundwave shoe-ins We Are Harlot and Beartooth, and Michigan metal lords King 810.

The Amity Affliction are named as one of the Breakthrough nominees, squaring up against In This Moment, Babymetal, Bury Tomorrow and Halestorm.

Byron Bay’s Parkway Drive are up for the prestigious Best Live Act, and will face off against some mega fellow nominees like Meshuggah, Of Mice & Men, Killer Be Killed and Devin Townsend. What a category.

Northlane seem to have impressed with their fresh material and new frontman, nabbing themselves a nomination in the Best Video category for their Rot clip. Their competition includes videos by Evil Scarecrow, Body Count, Suicide Silence and Motionless In White.

The awards will take place at The O2 in London on Monday 15th June 2015. Public voting is open from now until Wednesday 20th May and by voting you’ll also be in with a chance to win tickets to the ceremony.

The award show host and performing bands are expected to be announced soon. See all the 2015 Golden Gods nominees below.

Gallery: Northlane @ Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 08/01/15 / Photos by Liam Cameron

Best New Band

King 810



We Are Harlot

King Parrot

Best UK Band

Electric Wizard

Napalm Death


Bring Me The Horizon

While She Sleeps

Best International Band


Machine Head





The Amity Affliction


In This Moment

Bury Tomorrow


Best Underground




Royal Thunder


Best Live Band

Parkway Drive


Of Mice & Men

Killer Be Killed

Devin Townsend

Dimebag Darrell Shredder

Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)

Ice Dale (Enslaved)

Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)

Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)

Josh Middleton (Sylosis)

Best Independent Label

Season Of Mist





Best Video

Evil Scarecrow – Space Dementia

Northlane – Rot

Body Count – Institutionalized

Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me

Motionless In White – Break The Cycle

Best Video Game

Alien: Isolation


Dragon Age: Inquisition

Bayonetta 2

Dying Light

King/Queen Of The Internet

Metal Construction

Drewsif Stalin

10 Second Song Guy

Tina S

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