Kerrang! Awards nominations announced

By | Published on Thursday 5 May 2011


The nominations for this year’s Kerrang! Awards, which will also mark the 30th anniversary of the magazine’s initial publication as a pull-out supplement of Sounds, have been announced.

Leading the pack this year are My Chemical Romance, with five nods. The band sang the following statement to us in beautiful four part barbershop-style harmony: “The UK has always been one of our favourite places to play as band, and we are so grateful for these nominations and the continued support from Kerrang!, it’s readers and our fans. Thank you for the recognition and we hope to see you this summer”.

Kerrang!’s Deputy Editor Daniel J Lane then barked while accompanying himself on the spoons: “The competition is really hotting up! It’s been an amazing year for our music and it’s really exciting to see such a diverse range of bands nominated for this year’s K! Awards. I personally love the fact that our very own home-grown heroes Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon and The Blackout are going head-to-head with US heavyweights like My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars and Avenged Sevenfold. But, as ever, it’s up to the Kerrang! readers to decide who gets to walk away with one of our coveted K! trophies on the night”.

The ceremony will take place on 9 Jun in London. This year’s winner of the Kerrang! Legend Award, Oswold Osbourne, will also headline a special 30th anniversary show at the Hammersmith Apollo on 21 Jun.

And now, here are those nominations in full:

Best British Newcomer: Francesca, Blitz Kids, Asking Alexandria, Octane OK, Dead Lay Waiting

Best International Newcomer: Black Veil Brides, We Are The In Crowd, The Pretty Reckless, DRUGS, Hyro Da Hero

Best Single: Panic! At the Disco – The Ballad Of Mona Lisa, Bullet For My Valentine – Your Betrayal, My Chemical Romance – Planetary (GO!), Bring Me The Horizon – Blessed With A Curse, 30 Seconds To Mars – Hurricane

Best Video: 30 Seconds To Mars – Hurricane, My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na, The Blackout – Higher And Higher, A Day To Remember – All I Want, Young Guns – Stitches

Best Live Band: Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, 30 Seconds To Mars, My Chemical Romance, All Time Low

Best Album: Bring Me The Horizon – There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret, Escape The Fate – Escape The Fate, The Blackout – Hope, Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare, My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys

Best British Band: Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, You Me At Six, The Blackout, Enter Shikari

Best International Band: 30 Seconds To Mars, Paramore, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, All Time Low