Avenged Sevenfold took home the 2012 honor for ‘Best Live Band,’ while A7x fans were recognized as the ‘Most Dedicated’ at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 11.

There is no doubt that Avenged Sevenfold are an incredible live band. That being said, frontman M. Shadows even seemed surprised when his band took the stage to accept the Samson/ Zoom award for ‘Best Live Band’ from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. “This is an award I truly think we don’t deserve,” said Shadows during his brief acceptance speech. “But we do put everything we have into our live show. We want to thank you for coming out to the shows and we’re gonna keep blowing s— up — as long as you let us.”

A7x beat out Seether, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Tool and Judas Priest for the Revoler Golden Gods ‘Best Live Band’ Award and their fanbase was later honored with the ‘Most Dedicated Fans’ award.