Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards
Coheed And Cambria took Album Of The Year honors and Slayer's masterpiece 'Reign In Blood' grabbed the Best Album Of The Last 20 Years award.
Among those in attendance were Sebastian Bach, Will Smith (yes that Will Smith), members of Dragonforce, Aiden, God Forbid, Arch Enemy as well as Dimebag's widow Rita.
An interest aside on the Metal Hammer blog about the event: "36 Crazyfists' drummer Thomas Noonan was sporting a black eye because guitarist Steve Holt and he had an argument and Steve threw a CD case at him. But they are friends again now."
Here are the results of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2006
Best Underground Band: Satyricon
Icon: Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
Best Newcomer: Aiden
Best Video: Within Temptation 'Angels'
Best Metal Label: Roadrunner
Best Drummer: Travis Smith (Trivium)
Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Spirit Of Hammer: Lordi
Riff Lord Winner: Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
The Dimebag Awards For Young Guitarist Shredder: Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
Best Live Band: Trivium
Best Album Of The Year: Coheed And Cambria
Best Album Of The Last 20 Years: Slayer - Reign In Blood
Golden God Winner: Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Best UK Band: Bullet For My Valentine