Video Highlights From Germany’s ‘Metal Hammer Awards’

Berlin Metal TV has uploaded a seven-minute video clip featuring highlights from the German edition of the Metal Hammer Awards, which was held last Friday night (September 9) at Kesselhaus in Berlin. Check out the footage below.

For the first time, the German Metal Hammer Awards took place as a full-fledged party after being hosted at Wacken Open Air‘s main stage for two years. The ceremony was hosted by Vito and Hannes of German comedy metallers J.B.O. and included performances by DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, CALIBAN, PRIMAL FEAR and AUDREY HORNE.

Metal Hammer Awards 2011 winners:

* Best Album: “Surtur Rising” by AMON AMARTH
* Best Debut: “Kvelertak” by KVELERTAK
* Best German Band: HEAVEN SHALL BURN
* Best International Band: VOLBEAT
* Best Live Act: IN FLAMES
* God Of Riffs: Mille Petrozza (KREATOR)
* Legend: Lars Ulrich (METALLICA)
* Maximum Metal: Adam “Nergal” Darski (BEHEMOTH)
* Metal Anthem: “Teutonic Terror” by ACCEPT
* Up-And-Coming Band: AUDREY HORNE

Lars Ulrich and VOLBEAT were unable to attend the event in person but sent in videotaped acceptance speeches, which can be seen below.

Berlin Metal TV report:


Lars Ulrich acceptance speech:


VOLBEAT acceptance speech:


Photo credit: Christin Kersten