Kerrang! noms announced

By | Published on Thursday 3 May 2012


Kerrang! has announced the nominees for its annual awards. You Me At Six lead the pack with five nominations, including two for Best Single, plus a Best British Band nom for the fourth year in a row. What fun.

The band’s frontman Josh Fransceschi said: “To be up for Best British Band four years in a row is just insane. Plus the people at the awards are going to think there’s a problem with the slide show when our two songs come up in a row [for best single]!”

Kerrang! editor James McMahon added: “The Kerrang! Awards remains the most important date on any rock star’s calendar. What’s most exciting about this year’s nominations is how strong the new bands categories are. Of course, you could have said the same thing when You Me At Six were included in said categories a few years ago, and look where they are now. Much is made of how fun and debauched the Kerrang! Awards are. I prefer to see them as proof of how strong the rock scene is”.

Here are the nominations in full:

Best British Newcomer: While She Sleeps, Yashin, Fearless Vampire Killers, Don Broco, Hawk Eyes

Best International Newcomer: Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, Falling In Reverse, Of Mice and Men, Reckless Love

Best Single: You Me At Six (feat Oli Sykes) – Bite My Tongue, You Me At Six – No One Does It Better, Young Guns – Bones, Black Veil Brides – Rebel Love Song, Falling In Reverse – The Drug In Me Is You

Best Video: Falling In Reverse – The Drug In Me Is You, Mastodon – Curl Of The Burl, Motionless In White – Immaculate Misconception, Paramore – Monster, Bring Me The Horizon – Alligator Blood

Best Album: You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep, Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour, Young Guns – Bones, Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire, Mastodon – The Hunter

Best Live Band: You Me At Six, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Enter Shikari, My Chemical Romance

Best British Band: You Me At Six, Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria, Lostprophets, Iron Maiden

Best International Band: 30 Seconds To Mars, My Chemical Romance, Evanescence, A Day To Remember, letlive

Best TV Show: The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones, American Horror Story, Misfits

Best Video Game: Skyrim, FIFA 12, Mass Effect 3, Gears Of War 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Best Film: The Hunger Games, The Woman In Black, The Inbetweeners, The Muppets, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Comedian: Greg Davies, Russell Howard, Tim Minchin, Noel Fielding, Bill Bailey

Tweeter Of The Year: Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria), Jono Yates (Blitz Kids), Sean Smith (The Blackout), Hayley Williams (Paramore), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182)

Hottest Female: Hayley Williams (Paramore), Tay Jardine (We Are The In Crowd), Amy Lee (Evanescence), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Jenna McDougall (Tonight Alive)

Hottest Male: Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Ashley Purdy (Black Veil Brides), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Matt Bellamy (Muse)

Villain Of The Year: Justin Bieber, Simon Cowell, Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse), Lou Reed, One Direction

Hero Of The Year: Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse), M Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari)

Best Festival: Download, Hevy Music Festival, Reading and Leeds, Slam Dunk, Hit The Deck