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Thursday 22 February 2018

Royal Blood get Kerrang! award nod

Ben Thatcher (left) and Mike Kerr of Royal Blood after success at the NME Awards
Ben Thatcher (left) and Mike Kerr of Royal Blood after success at the NME Awards

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

Royal Blood

Moose Blood

As It Is

Fort Hope


:: Best International Newcomer




Nothing More

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

Enter Shikari

You Me At Six


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