Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold Named Revolver Golden Gods Best Guitarists

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Revolver magazine last week hosted their 3rd annual Golden Gods Awards—America's only hard rock and heavy metal awards show—at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, and Avenged Sevenfold hoisted hardware for four categories. The band's Nightmare was named Album of the Year, M. Shadows won for Best Vocalist, Mike Portnoy won Best Drummer for his fill-in work with A7X last year, and guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named Best Guitarists.

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The full list of winners is as follows:

Hunted: The Demon's Forge Golden God Award: Alice Cooper (presented by Rob Zombie)
Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Mötley Crüe (presented by Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour.)
Honorary Headbanger Award: William Shatner (presented by Scott Ian of Anthrax and The Damned Things and comedian Brian Posehn)
Epiphone Best Guitarists Award: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold (presented by Robb Flynn of Machine Head and Wayne Static of Static X)
Drum Workshop Best Drummer Award: Mike Portnoy for his work with Avenged Sevenfold (presented by Vinnie Paul of Pantera/HellYeah)
Best New Band Award: Black Veil Brides (presented by Duff McKagan of Loaded/Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses)
Most Metal Athlete Award: Skateboarder Mike Vallely (presented by Chino Moreno of Deftones)
Rockstar Energy Best Vocalist Award: M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold (presented by Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless and Sebastian Bach)
Samson/Zoom Best Live Band Award: Rammstein (presented by Charlie Benante of Anthrax and Mike Portnoy)
Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year Award: Murderdolls (presented by David Coverdale of Whitesnake)
Affliction Album of the Year Award: Avenged Sevenfold (presented by Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains)

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