The black carpet was filled with heavy metal royalty Tuesday night for the first ever Loudwire Music Awards in Los Angeles, California. Every heavy metal sub genre was represented with performances by Body Count, Anthrax, Avenged Sevenfold, Power Trip, Halestorm and more. Hosting the event was WWE wrestler Chris Jericho.
Honorees at the event included legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, Rob Halford of Judas Priest (who performed with In This Moment) and Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and solo fame. Other guests at the event included Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Steve Vai, Wendy Dio, Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnik of Testament and Gary Holt of Exodus.
Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy of Testament
Stix Zadinia and Michael Starr of Steel Panther
Dustin Bates, Brock Richards, Ron DeChant, Adam Gilbert of Starset
David Sullivan, Bryan Giles, John Sherman and Aaron Beam of Red Fang
Rafael Reyes and Dave Parley of Prayers
Jill Janus of Huntress
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed
Gary Holt of Exodus
David Ludlow, Kyle Koelsch and Matt Reinhard of Ded
Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna and Jonathan Donais of Anthrax