Revolver/Epiphone Unveil The “Epiphone Revolver Music Awards” Coming 12/16

I hated to miss the announcement that was held yesterday evening at the popular Saint Vitus Bar where Revolver and Epiphone unveiled their newly branded “Revolver Music Awards” show. The announcement was coupled with a launch of Dave Mustaine/Megadeth’s beer called “A Tout La Monde” and according to the photos that I have seen online, Dave himself tended bar and doled out the new brew. Hopefully the folks that enjoyed the beverage tipped accordingly and most importantly drank responsibly. Okay so below is the full on press release about the awards show. Dig in.


The Press Release:

(New York, N.Y.): A riff-roaring, loud, and unholy metallic takeover of New York City is on the horizon, as NewBay’s Revolver Magazine and Epiphone are pleased to announce the return of their jointly-presented, annual hard rock awards show. The event boasts a variety of thrilling changes that are sure to slay headbangers, hard rockers, and moshers the world over.

Now known as “The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards,” the event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 13 at Webster Hall in New York City. The RMAs will be livestreamed by Twitch.TV and hosted by metal legend and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine alongside SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin.

This year’s show will feature the same top-tier talent the production has long been known for. The aforementioned Megadeth will serve as the headliners, while additional performers include Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil and Stitched Up Heart. A Fallen Heroes All-Star Jam, featuring Ace Frehley, Bumblefoot, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, and more is also scheduled. More performers will be announced soon.

As is customary, attendees and viewers can expect plenty of surprises, both unplanned and otherwise, to unfold throughout the course of the show.

Tickets are available HERE.

The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards isn’t solely about the performances, though. The event also honors the musicians that make this music and scene so vital and viable. Categories include Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist, Best Vocalist, and more.

Fans can let their voices be heard by voting for their favorite frontman, their most beloved axe slinger, top rhythm minders, and beyond as of Wednesday, November 2. Voting takes place on Each year since 2009, with the exception of 2015, during which the event took a brief hiatus, Revolver and Epiphone have thrown the premiere U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, previously known as the “Revolver Golden Gods,” in Los Angeles.

The show has a rich history and has featured appearances by Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses, Ronnie James Dio, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slayer, Johnny Depp, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Dave Grohl, Slash, Alice in Chains, Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Black Veil Brides, Marilyn Manson, William Shatner, Carmen Electra, Nicholas Cage, Andrew Dice Clay, Chris Jericho, Taylor Momsen, Kat Von D, and many others.

As the primary print and digital destination for the latest and loudest from established and legendary hard rock and metal acts, as well as the first place fans look to to discover emerging talent, the Revolver name carries incredible weight. Therefore, it made perfect sense for the show to now be rebranded as the “Epiphone Revolver Music Awards.”

The show’s move to NYC this year is also a logical relocation, since Manhattan is also where the magazine is headquartered. The city was also selected as it is widely regarded as a hard rock mecca, thanks to its contributions to revolutionizing rock music through the years. NYC is home to legendary artists who helped pave the way for aggressive music, such as The Ramones, KISS, New York Dolls, Twisted Sister, White Zombie, and Anthrax, among countless others.

While previous ceremonies have aired on VH-1, Palladia, AXS TV, and XBOX, this year’s show will broadcast via livestreaming video platform Twitch.TV, which is owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of, and has more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors per month.

The festivities will be also livestream simultaneously through SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal along with the Guitar World and Revolver websites, Facebook Live and YouTube channels, allowing metal fans worldwide to participate in the festivities.

The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards is back and it’s galvanized, leading the charge for metal into 2017 The show will be a two horns up, fists-in-the-air, hard rock and metal celebration of the scene that no self-respecting metal fan can miss.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve always had some interest in attending the event formerly known as “The Revolver Golden Gods Awards”, I couldn’t wrangle the time to head out to California for the sake of it. Oh well, you cannot be everywhere based on life demands. I’ll be honest and say that I like the idea of this moving to NYC since we have so much rich music history to our city. As they’ve noted above we are the home of KISS, The Ramones and so many more and I think I’ve seen all of the ones referenced at least twice. The headliners are pretty solid in terms of their selections so that is going to be some good live performances for the fans in attendance come December. I will admit that I am super curious about the special guests that could possibly appear. Webster Hall is an interesting choice for the event since there are three unique club spaces in the building. What do you readers think of this new announcement and the show returning in our Big Metal Apple? Let me know in the comments section below. See you next time.

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  1. Wondering how long is the show with all those bands involved, if they start at 8? Unless it’s jsut 1 song from each band? Never been to Revolver awards show so no idea how it’s organized.

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