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Avenged Sevenfold Set to Headline the 2011 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW Presented by Epiphone(R)


March 7, 2011 - LOS ANGELES, CA

AVENGED SEVENFOLD have signed on to deliver the headlining performance at the third annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® set for Wednesday, April 20, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The group will close out America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show with a blistering set before heading out on the "Welcome to the Family" tour in support of their current gold-certified album Nightmare. The event will be televised on VH1 Classic on May 28. Tickets are on sale now, via Ticketmaster, http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C0046561CD35011.

Fans all over the world can cast their vote to decide who will take home the awards for "Epiphone® Best Guitarist," "Drum Workshop® Best Drummer," "Best Vocalist," "Affliction® Album of the Year," "Samson/Zoom® Best Live Band," "Most Metal Athlete," "Best New Band" and "Eagle Rock® Comeback of the Year." Online voting is happening now at: www.revolvermag.com and reached well over 150,000 votes in the first week. Be sure to vote for your favorite artist by April 1. The complete list of nominees in each category is listed below.

This year, hosting duties for the GOLDEN GODS will be handled by WWE pro-wrestling legend and FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho. Adding to the celebration, the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW will include hard-rocking musical performances by the reunited original ALICE COOPER GROUP (in their first L.A. appearance in nearly 40 years), LOADED (featuring Duff McKagan of GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER fame), DEVILDRIVER (who will lead an all-star BLACK FLAG tribute set featuring Jamey Jasta and many others), Danish "Elvis metal" group VOLBEAT, Chris Jericho's band FOZZY and fast-rising metalcore outfit ASKING ALEXANDRIA who will be joined by Sebastian Bach for a rousing rendition of the Skid Row favorite "Youth Gone Wild." More one-of-a-kind special performances and collaborations onsite honoring both the past and future of heavy music will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year, the "Golden God Award" -- which is given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal -- will go to shock-rock godfather Alice Cooper, who is celebrating the reunion of the original ALICE COOPER GROUP and their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year's recipient of the first-ever "Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award" -- renamed in honor of the late, great 2010 Best Vocalist Award winner -- is none other than the Sunset Strip's most iconic band, MÖTLEY CRÜE.

The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS are all about celebrating the best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Check out the highlights from last year's epic night here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owaUcpSOx0g

Once again, the nominees for the 2011 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS presented by Epiphone are:

Epiphone® Best Guitarist(s)

  • John 5 (for his work with Rob Zombie)
  • Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
  • Gus G. (for his work with Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Janick Gers, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
  • Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop® Best Drummer

  • Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
  • Joey Jordison (for his work with Rob Zombie)
  • Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
  • Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
  • Mike Portnoy (for his work with Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Vocalist

  • Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
  • Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
  • Chino Moreno (Deftones)
  • Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne)
  • M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Corey Taylor (for his work with Stone Sour)

Affliction® Album of the Year

  • Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
  • Black Label Society, Order of the Black
  • Deftones, Diamond Eyes
  • Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
  • Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
  • Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Samson/Zoom® Best Live Band

  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Gwar
  • Iron Maiden
  • Megadeth
  • Rammstein
  • Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete

  • Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
  • Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
  • Toni Lydman (NHL hockey)
  • The Miz (WWE wrestling)
  • Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
  • Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band

  • Asking Alexandria
  • Black Veil Brides
  • The Damned Things
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Times of Grace
  • We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock® Comeback of the Year

  • Accept
  • Faith No More
  • Murderdolls
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Soundgarden
  • System of a Down

For more information on tickets for the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS please log on to: www.revolvermag.com.

About REVOLVER Magazine:
Revolver is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for over 10 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can't find anywhere else. The home of The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock, Revolver also covers horror movies, mixed martial arts, tattoos, action sports, and more. Every year Revolver throws the premiere U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods. In its third year, the show has featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Dave Grohl, Slash, Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Mustaine, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Kat Von D, and many others. Revolver sponsors over 20 hard-rock tours each year, including the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Its website (www.revolvermag.com) features exclusive interviews, music and video, photo shoot outtakes, and contests. Revolver is also the official partner of GoTV for RevolverTV, the main home of hard rock and heavy metal programming on all mobile phones, producing new features weekly on over 200 mobile networks including the latest versions of Android and iPhone.

About VH1 Classic:
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and U2. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.

About Epiphone:
Recognized worldwide as a leader in musical instrument design, quality and innovation since 1873, the EpiPhone Company produces every major type of fretted instrument including electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins and banjos, as well as amplifiers. Epiphone's new "Prophecy" guitars are designed specifically for advanced players of rock and metal with a focus on speed, tone and reliability. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information visit www.epiphone.com.

Cast your vote for the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS
between now and April 1 at:
www.revolvermag.com

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