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London, UK, Paris, FR and San Francisco, CA— Wargaming.net, the award-winning publisher and developer, are pleased to announce that they are the official games sponsor of the 10th annual Orange Amplification presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, in association with Hobgoblin, which will take place at the world famous IndigoO2, on Monday 11th June. Wargaming.net have their own dedicated award sponsored entitled "Metal As F*ck" by their world-famous free-to-play MMO World of Tanks.

"We scratched our heads for several nano seconds when considering if we should be a involved in the biggest metal award event in the world, said Wargaming.net Brand Director Al King. There is nothing in the world that is more heavy or more metal than a tank. We are World of Tanks, therefore we sponsor our own award. End of.”

The Metal As F*ck award. This is dedicated to those that have truly represented our world and done it?their?way. Evile and Behemoth being among the previous winners underlines the pedigree of this one..?

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, the Soviet Union, and France, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.

But being a?great tank commander alone isn’t enough to?win! In?World of?Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is?achieved by?combining your combat skills with those of?the other members of?your team, each playing their own role on?the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to?build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of?the tank power!

Join World of Tanks:

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Metal Hammer magazine and the Golden Gods have become institutions of rock and metal music worldwide. They have supported, introduced and awarded some of the most influential bands in the world and voting for the 2012 awards is now open at


2002 was The Golden Gods inception year, the same year as The Monsters Of Rock Festival was resurrected as the Download Festival and Guns‘n’ Roses played their long awaited comeback tour. In celebration of this landmark, Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer editor, promises to make this a year never to be forgotten…

“The Golden Gods have got bigger, messier and more debauched year after year. It’s an honour to not only give the greatest bands in the world the accolades they deserve, but also allow the greatest fans in the world to get up close and personal with their heroes. With the help of the Metal Hammer readers, I know this is going to be the best Golden Gods yet, and here’s to another ten years.”?

The awards are as much about the fans as it is the talent, which is why these prestigious gongs are so sought after. Not only are the awards driven by Metal Hammer readers’ votes, it is the fans you will find at the front of the stage on the night rubbing shoulders with the talent.

Download Festival will also have a special award in recognition of also reaching that ten ten-year milestone.

Editors Notes:

About Wargaming.net

Wargaming.net? is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net are focused on establishing the MMO war trilogy that will include their flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013.

Official web site: www.wargaming.net

About Metal Hammer Magazine

Metal Hammer is the heavy metal bible. Based in the UK, published monthly, and distributed internationally, it is now in its 25 th?year of publication, and its coverage of the world of metal– from the cutting edge to the extreme– is unparalleled. With 300,000 Facebook followers, 100,000 Twitter followers, and its unprecedented coverage of the global metal scene– from India to Indonesia to South America– it truly is the world’s premiere metal magazine.?

About Orange Amplification

Founded in 1968 by Cliff Cooper, Orange Amps have always been a pioneering force in guitar amplification and built their reputation on delivering high quality without compromise on construction and tone. Known as the best British guitar amplifier manufacturer for both design and build, the company were awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise and International Trade in 2006 and 2009, the highest award that the Queen can confer on a UK company and it is recognised throughout the world.


USA info@orangeusa.com or outside USA info@omec.com?

http://www.orangeamps.com? Tel ; +44 208 905 2828 Fax ; +44 208 905 2868

About Hobgoblin

What’s the matter Lagerboy… afraid you might taste something? Hobgoblin beer continues to lead the crusade against bland and fizzy beer– bringing taste to the nation. Hand crafted at the award winning Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire since 1988, this full– body dark ruby ale is full of mischievous character. An infusion of dark roasted malts delivers a delicious toffee malt flavour– one to tingle the taste buds. This is no pint of‘ordinary’!


About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).? Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events.? We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Automotive and Crafts. Our biggest-selling products include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites

include? gamesradar.com,? bikeradar.com,? musicradar.com?and? techradar.com?(the UK’s number one consumer technology website). Future sells 2.5 million magazines each month; we attract more than 36 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2011.

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com