Iron Maiden picked up the Inspiration Award for their pioneering role in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, while Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya made their first appearance in the U.K. since the loss of bandmate Jeff Hanneman last month (02May13) to pick up the Kerrang! Legend Award.
Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo took to the stage to accept the band's Hall of Fame Award, while Brian May and Roger Taylor accepted the Service to Rock Award on behalf of Queen.
May told the Troxy Club audience, "It's a great honour to be here next to guys like Pantera."
Other winners on the night included Biffy Clyro (Best Album Award), Black Veil Brides (Best Live Band Award), Bring Me The Horizon (Best British Band), and You Me At Six who walked away with the Best Event Award for their Wembley Arena show in London.