According to our recent Facebook poll, metal appears to be the music of choice when modelling, so it comes as no surprise to us that the promoters for this year’s Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in the UK used the art of 3D animation (and a few familiar models) to highlight their upcoming event.
According to the Trevor Witt, Head of Multimedia for Future PLC, publisher of Metal Hammer Magazine, the video took eight weeks to produce using 3ds Max 2012 and Adobe After Effects CS5.5. Music by metal legends ‘Anthrax’ roars in the background while effects from the wildly popular ‘World of Tanks’ online game adds an authentic sound to the Tiger 1 Tank model that rumbles through the video. The tank is only one of six models from the TurboSquid catalog used in the reel. Models featured include:
This year Metal Hammer Magazine (dubbed the “rock bible”) brings the 10th incarnation of the ‘Golden Gods Awards” to the UK. The video serves as an important piece in the overall promotional push to make this the biggest and greatest awards bash of them all.
Online voting for the awards is now open and all those who consider themselves “true metalheads” are encouraged to select artists worthy of the title “gods”. This year’s nominees (by category) include:
- Best International Band:
Avenged Sevenfold, Dimmu Borgir, Stone Sour, Children Of Bodom, Down
- Best UK Band sponsored by Roadrunner:
Iron Maiden, Bring Me The Horizon, Skindred, Architects, Bullet For My Valentine
- Best Live Band:
Cancer Bats, Devildriver, Rob Zombie, Skindred, Machine Head
- Best New Band:
The Defiled, Kvelertak, Tesseract, The Damned Things, Letlive
- Best Underground:
Watain, Kylesa, Primordial, The Dead Lay Waiting, Clutch
- Best Breakthrough:
Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Sylosis, Sabaton, Volbeat
- Shredder(s), sponsored by Blackstar:
Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne), Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Mark Rizzo (Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly, Il Nino), Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Metal As F**k:
Slayer, Behemoth, Slipknot, Zakk Wylde, Deftones
- Event Of The Year:
Rob Zombie’s return, Manowar’s return, System Of A Down reforming, The Big Four UK announcement, Beavis And Butthead’s resurrection
The coveted ‘Golden God’ award is the highest accolade presented to the individuals who “encompass everything we adore about heavy metal, with only the true greats being awarded this most prestigious of Gods”, as chosen by Metal Hammer.
And to all the nominees, Best of British mates!