While the Golden God awards are fairly new, (2013 being its fifth year), it’s awesome that there’s actually an awards show without Katy Perry or Nicki Minaj winning every single honor. Even though May seems far away, voting has already started and ends on April 15. Bands are rallying their fans up and for good reason – we don’t want Black Veil Brides winning everything again this year.
Best New Talent Nominees
Miss May I 
Of Mice And Men
Young Guns

Felicia Hunt’s Predictions

I’ll admit, I’ve only heard of Miss May I and Of Mice And Men. After listening to all of the nominees though it’s a tough call. All of them have their strengths, weaknesses, and basic demographics. I for one am a huge fan of Miss May I and Of Mice And Men. Both groups have solid, praised albums and have been consistently on tour. When it comes down to it though, the fans have the power. Of Mice And Men will probably win this one. While they are wildly talented and passionate about their music, we all know screamer Austin Carlile garners a lot of attention. 


Mike Thall’s Predictions 
These bands are new? I don’t think so. Most of them have an interesting sound but I’m guessing Miss May I or Of Mice & Men are going to win via popularity.

Album Of The Year Nominees
Gojira “L’enfant Sauvage”
Halestorm “The Strange Case Of…”
Marilyn Manson “Born Villain”
Stone Sour “House Of Gold & Bones Part 1”
Soundgarden “King Animal”
Deftones “Koi No Yokan” 
Felicia Hunt’s Predictions  
One of the most prestigious awards of the Golden Gods has some competition. There is no landslide victor as each act again has different quirks. Manson’s comeback this past year was successful as predicted by many while The Deftones will always have a place in the hearts of rock music lovers everywhere. However, after seeing Halestorm live twice this past year and listening to “The Strange Case Of…” for hours on end, I have to root for them. Lzzy Hale is a powerhouse going from piercing high screams to low growls and Halestorm’s lyrical content is relatable beyond compare. Plus, wouldn’t it be awesome to have another female besides Amy Lee win? 

Mike Thall’s Predictions 
The albums I would like to see win are Gojira’s “L’enfant Sauvage”, Deftones’ “Koi No Yokan”, or maybe even Soundgarden’s “King Animal”. However, the artists that are likely to actually win are
Stone Sour or Marilyn Manson.


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