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May 3, 2013
Sacramento's Deftones take home 'Golden Gods Award'


Put your hands together for Sacramento's Deftones, who won "album of the year" honors at the Revolver Magazine's 5th annual "Golden Gods Awards" Thursday night.

While the band earned an "album of the year" nod from Revolver in December, these "Golden Gods Awards" are voted on by the general public.

Deftones had been nominated for five awards, including best album, guitarist, drummer, bassist and singer.

Members of Korn presented the award - for the band's "Koi No Yokan" - at a ceremony in Los Angeles, where Metallica played with Rob Halford of Judas Priest to close the show.

Deftones singer Chino Moreno also performed, covering Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel" with Dillinger Escape Plan.

It's been a busy week for the band, who are on tour and still mourning the recent death of long-time bassist Chi Cheng.

This video from their May 1 concert in St. Louis - featuring the band paying tribute to Kris Kross' Chris Kelly who died earlier this week - has gone viral. Deftones mash up their "Engine No. 9" with the '90s rap duo's hit single "Jump." Check it out.

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