Bring Me The Horizon lead Kerrang Award nominations

Bring Me The Horizon and Biffy Clyro are among the British rock acts nominated in this year’s Kerrang! Awards.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 9 May 2013
  • min read
Bring Me The Horizon and Biffy Clyro are among the British rock acts nominated in this year’s Kerrang! Awards. 

The former are shortlisted for the best album for Sempiternal, Best Single and best video for Shadow Moses and best British band.

Biffy Clyro’s Opposites has been nominated for best album while fellow British UK guitar act Enter Shikari are up for best band and best live act, an accolade they won at last year’s event.

James McMahon, Editor of Kerrang!, said: ‘I can say for a fact that all other awards ceremonies are crap compared to ours. I know this because I've been to loads of them, and ours is the only one where I've ever ended up on a rooftop talking to Jack Black about what pigeon tastes like at 3am.’

‘The secret is that we only do this for the fans. Yeah, I know that makes me sound like Bob Geldof or something. But it's true. We only do this to celebrate the music the readers love, and to create new stories and a bit of magic that makes the music world that little bit more exciting than it would be if we didn't get a whole load of stars in a room and say, 'Let's rock!’

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will host the event at London’s Troxy venue on 13 June.

Rock and metal fans can vote for their favourite acts and musicians on the Kerrang! awards website.

The Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2013 Nominees are below:

Best British newcomer
Mallory Knox
Fearless Vampire Killers
Lower Than Atlantis
Heaven's Basement

Best international newcomer
Sleeping With Sirens
Set It Off
Pierce The Veil
Of Mice & Men
Tonight Alive

Best single
Fall Out Boy - The Phoenix
Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
Paramore - Now
Bring Me The Horizon - Shadow Moses
Pierce The Veil - King For A Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)

Best album
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
All Time Low - Don't Panic
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal
Don Broco - Priorities
Black Veil Brides - Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones

Best live band
Black Veil Brides
Of Mice & Men
Enter Shikari
Bullet For My Valentine
The Blackout

Best video
Paramore - Now
Pierce The Veil - King For A Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)
Bring Me The Horizon - Shadow Moses
30 Seconds To Mars - Up In The Air
Cancer Bats - Bricks and Mortar

Best international band
Green Day
Black Veil Brides
All Time Low
Fall Out Boy
Pierce The Veil

Best British band
Young Guns
Asking Alexandria
Bring Me The Horizon
You Me At Six
Enter Shikari

Best TV show
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
Doctor Who
Game Of Thrones

Best video gam
BioShock Infinite
Far Cry 3
Tomb Raider
Halo 4

Best film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Django Unchained
The Dark Knight Rises
Avengers Assemble

Best comedian
Russell Howard
Frankie Boyle
Stewart Lee
Louis CK
Chris Ramsey

Tweeter of the year
Jack Barakat, All Time Low
Jono Yates, Blitz Kids
Laurence Beveridge, Fearless Vampire Killers
Mark Hoppus, blink-182
Gerard Way

Hottest female
Hayley Williams, Paramore
Jack Barakat, All Time Low
Lzzy Hale, Halestorm
Tay Jardine, We Are The In Crowd
Jenna McDougall, Tonight Alive

Hottest male
Andy Biersack, Black Veil Brides
Ben Bruce, Asking Alexandria
Gerard Way
Kellin Quinn, Sleeping With Sirens
Jack Barakat, All Time Low

Best festival
Vans Warped Tour UK
Slam Dunk Festival
Reading and Leeds
Hit The Deck

Best Event
You Me At Six: The Final Night Of Sin
The Kerrang! Tour 2013
Green Day's 'secret' show at Reading
Dave Grohl's Sound City Players at London Kentish Town Forum
Fall Out Boy at London Camden Underworld