PRIMORDIAL were voted Best Underground Band at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards 2011, which were held at The O2 on Monday night!
PRIMORDIAL singer A.A. Nemtheanga was there to pick up the award and wants to thank everyone who voted for the band: “First things first we have to thank all the Primordial fans out there who voted for us in the Golden Gods awards, the fact that it was not an Industry insider awards makes it that more important and a small victory for real music made with honesty, passion, craft and guile. It’s not everyday a band like us who stand well outside the general confines of the mainstream receive awards so we take it in the good grace it was meant and thank Hammer and Metal Blade UK for all their efforts, hopefully we will be over for some UK gigs before the end of the year. No compromise, not now, not then, not ever.”
Other winners were:
* Best New Band – THE DAMNED THINGS
* Metal As Fuck – Nergal (BEHEMOTH)
* Best Underground – PRIMORDIAL
* Dimebag Darrell Shredder(s) – Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Breakthrough Artist – SABATON
* Best UK Band – IRON MAIDEN
* Best Live Band – SKINDRED
* Inspiration Award – TWISTED SISTER
* Best International Band – AVENGED SEVENFOLD
* Best Album – “Absolute Dissent” by KILLING JOKE
* Event of the Year – “Big 4” coming together for first time ever in the U.K.
* Riff Lord(s) – Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein (DOWN)
* Spirit of Hammer – DIAMOND HEAD
* Icons – JUDAS PRIEST
* Golden God – Rob Zombie
PRIMORDIALs Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand was released in April of 2011 and entered the official album charts in Germany (#31), Finland (#23), Sweden (#54) and Switzerland (#90)!