Royal Blood get Kerrang! award nod
Published 05/05/2015 | 20:21
Royal Blood will be looking to repeat their Brits success and pick up another gong after being nominated for a Kerrang! award.
The duo, who beat One Direction to be named best British group at the Brits, are shortlisted for the best British newcomer award by the rock magazine.
Other nominees include Muse, in the running alongside You Me At Six to be named best British band, and AC/DC who are shortlisted for best international act with Slipknot and Fall Out Boy.
The contest for the best event award sees the Foo Fighters nominated for a pair of intimate club shows along with American rockers S lipknot.
Kerrang! editor James McMahon says: " The thing is, it's been an absolutely amazing year for rock - the diversity of the nominations, I believe, is testament to that. We've got breakthrough bands. We've got women in bands where often (embarrassingly) there has been none. We've got weirdo, outsider bands. We've got stadium-filling bands. It's proof that rock is still the music of the masses, the passionate and the brave. Rock is still the most exciting thing you can put in your ears. If the zombies haven't bitten them off, that is..."
The winners will be unveiled at the event, formally known as the Relentless Kerrang! Awards, at the Troxy in east London on Thursday June 11.
:: Nominations for the main categories at the Relentless Kerrang! Awards -
:: Best Event
You Me At Six / All Time Low - co-headline tour
Slipknot / Korn / King 810 - Prepare For Hell Tour
Foo Fighters - Club shows
Black Veil Brides - London club shows
Pop Punk's Not Dead Tour
:: Best British Newcomer
As It Is
:: Best International Newcomer
Against The Current
:: Best Single
Bring Me The Horizon - Drown
All Time Low - Kids In The Dark
Fall Out Boy - Centuries
Young Guns - Speaking In Tongues
Enter Shikari - Anaesthetist
:: Best Live Band
Black Veil Brides
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
:: Best Album
Marmozets - The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
Mallory Knox - Asymmetry
We Are Harlot - We Are Harlot
Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien
Black Veil Brides - Black Veil Brides (IV)
:: Best International Band
Sleeping With Sirens
Fall Out Boy
All Time Low
:: Best British Band
Bring Me The Horizon
You Me At Six