Vote For Kiko Loureiro For the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods

(Photo by Patricia Soransso)

After winning a Grammy for Best Metal Performance, let’s help Pulp Summer Slam act Megadeth win another much-deserved award by voting for their guitarist Kiko Loureiro for the Dimebag Darrell “Shredder” Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Other nominees are Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria, Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan, Joel O’Keeffe of Airbourne, and Phil Manansala of Of Mice and Men. The award show, which will be hosted by WWE megastar and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho, will take place in London at the O2 on June 12.

Voting is pretty simple. Just go to the Team Rock Website and register. Afterwards, you can vote for Kiko Loureiro as well as other artists. Other categories include Best Live Band, Best Underground Band, Best New Band, Riff Lord, and many more.

This year’s show is extra special considering it comes after Team Rock went into administration and suspended publication back in December of last year due to financial difficulties. A month later, the company was saved by Future Publishing.

In a news article about the show on Team Rock’s website, Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade wrote:

“In December we were told that Metal Hammer may never exist again. What happened in the weeks and months after didn't just show the power and strength of our scene when we come together, but showed the world that Metal Hammer is a central part of our community and can still make amazing things happen like no other magazine can. We were blown away by the amazing support everyone showed us, and with the magazine now back on shelves and stacked with the best in heavy music every month, we can't wait to raise a glass to celebrate an amazing story and cement our comeback with a few thousand dear friends. You made this possible, and it's time to show the world what we can do. Let's party.”

Read the full article here, which also includes a list of all the nominees.

Catch Loureiro in action with Megadeth on April 29, 2017, for Pulp Summer Slam XVII: Redemption at Amoranto Stadium along with Whitechapel, Gods of Eden, Crossfaith, I See Stars, Dragonforce, plus some of the best metal and hard rock bands that our local scene has to offer. Go to your nearest SM Tickets outlet or go to to grab your tickets. 

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