Black Sabbath win double at Golden Gods

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2013
Black Sabbath performing in Birmngham

Black Sabbath live in 2012

Black Sabbath won two awards - Best UK Band and Best Album - at last night's (17.06.13) Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Black Sabbath won two awards at last night's (17.06.13) Metal Hammer Golden Gods.

The heavy metal pioneers received the Best UK Band trophy at the magazine's annual ceremony, as well as Best Album for their new effort '13', which on Sunday (16.06.13) became their first number one album in 43 years.

The record also sees the band's original singer Ozzy Osbourne appear alongside Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for the first time in 35 years.

Ozzy said the revitalised band are already thinking of following '13' up with more new music.

He explained: "We're still revelling in coming back with this. There probably will be another album, but I don't want to promise anything to anyone.

"It took us long enough to do this, and we can't wait another 43 years to have another number one. If it comes to pass we don't make another record, then I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with '13'."

The awards, held at London's The IndigO2 venue, also saw another classic metal band, Motörhead, receive the Golden God award - the highest honour of the night - given to artists who have significantly contributed to, shaped and inspired the world of rock and metal.

Grunge metallers Alice in Chains were named Icons of the Year while Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham collected the Riff Lord award for his guitar skills.

To celebrate their win, Motorhead gave a live set to close the event, after performances from bands including Airbourne and Coal Chamber.

Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013, full list of winners:

Best New Band: Bleed From Within

Best Underground Band: The Algorithm

Dimebag Darrell 'Shredder' Award: Eric Calderone

Breakthrough Artist: Asking Alexandria

Best Event: Heavy Metal Census

Best International Band: Stone Sour

Best Live Band: Gojira

Best UK Band: Black Sabbath

Best Album: Black Sabbath, '13'

Metal As F**k: Burgerkill

Riff Lord: Scott Gorham

Spirit of Hammer: Brian Blessed

Inspiration: Paradise Lost

Legend: Doro

Icons: Alice in Chains

The Golden God: Motörhead

Best Song: Coheed and Cambria, 'Dark Side Of Me'

Best Video: Avenged Sevenfold, 'Carry On'

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