Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2013 Summary: List of Performers, Winners

The biggest names in hard-rock and heavy-metal rocked Los Angeles last night, at the 5th anniversary Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Here’s a recap on that ‘Super Spectacular’ show.

  • For more information on the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards (presented by Epiphone), visit
  • If you missed the night’s ceremony, you can watch videos of all of the performances and award presentation HERE.


  • Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho reprised his role as host for the fourth consecutive year
  • Sebastian Bach and Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin hosted the Black Carpet pre-show special

A Rare Special Performers:

  • Anthrax with special guests Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown on Pantera’s “This Love”
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan with special guest Chino Moreno of the Deftones on Depeche Mode’s “Behind the Wheel”
  • Halestorm with special guest David Draiman of Disturbed and Device on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”
  • Five Finger Death Punch with special guest Rob Halford on their new single “Lift Me Up”
  • Rob Zombie and John 5 on White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ’65”
  • Stone Sour with special guests Clown and Chris Fehn of Slipknot on Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave”
  • Danzig with special guest Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein playing a Misfits set.
  • Metallica closed out the night with an epic four-song set, including a cameo by Rob Halford on Judas Priest’s “Rapid Fire.”

Special Awards:

  • Golden God Award (presented by Sumerian Records), went to Rob Zombie
  • Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Ernie Ball), went to Metallica
  • The Riff Lord Award (presented by EMG Pickups) went to Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

Fan-voted 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Winners:

  • “Album of the Year” (presented by Orange Amplification): Deftones – “Koi No Yokan”
  • “Best Guitarist” (presented by Epiphone): John 5, of Rob Zombie
  • “Best Drummer” (presented by Drum Workshop): Arejay Hale, of Halestorm
  • “Paul Gray Best Bassist” (presented by Dean Markley): Lemmy Kilmister, of Motörhead
  • “Best Vocalist” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink): Corey Taylor, of Slipknot and Stone Sour
  • “Song of the Year” (presented by Affliction): Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
  • “Best Live Band” (presented by Samson): Slipknot
  • “Best New Talent” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival): Device
  • “Most Metal Athlete” (presented by Roadrunner Records): Triple H
  • “Comeback of the Year” (presented by Eagle Rock): Tenacious D
  • “Most Dedicated Fans” (presented by Xbox LIVE): HIM

The official limited edition 2013 Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards poster! Artwork by Ed Repka Illustration.


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