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Kerrang! Awards 2010: Double win for Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine

Story by Jack Foley

BULLET For My Valentine took home two of the top prizes at this year’s Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards, including best British group for the third year running.

The Welsh rockers were also named best live band, following their headline appearance at this year’s Download Festival.

The band were the big winners at the ceremony, even though the awards were handed out pretty evenly to the nominated bands.

Pre-event favourites Paramore and 30 Seconds To Mars, who had both gone into the evening with four nods each, didn’t leave empty-handed.

Jared Leto’s band [30 Seconds To Mars] were named best international group, while Paramore took best album for Brand New Eyes.

Of the other big winners, Biffy Clyro took best video for The Captain, thereby raising the profile of their Mercury Music Prize nominated LP.

And London-based metal band Rise to Remain, who are fronted by Bruce Dickinson’s son Austin, were crowned best British newcomers.

The best international equivalent prize went to Californians Trash Talk.

The London ceremony also included two special awards, one of which placed veteran rockers Motley Crue into the Kerrang! hall of fame.

German band Rammstein, meanwhile, were presented with the inspiration award.

Two posthumous awards were also handed out – the icon award went to musician Ronnie James Dio, best known for performing in Rainbow, Black Sabbath and, up until his death in May, Heaven & Hell.

While Slipknot bassist and songwriter Paul Gray, who also died in May, was honoured with the Kerrang! services to metal award.

The winners and nominees in full (winners in bold):

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER
Deaf Havana
General Fiasco
Out Of Sight
Rise To Remain
Throats

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER
Dommin
Framing Hanley
Halestorm
The Swellers
Trash Talk

BEST SINGLE
Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare
The Blackout – Save Ourselves (The Warning)
Four Year Strong – Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)
Slipknot – Snuff
You Me At Six – Liquid Confidence

BEST VIDEO
30 Seconds To Mars – Kings And Queens
Biffy Clyro – The Captain
Cancer Bats – Sabotage
Lostprophets – It’s Not The End Of The World (But I Can See It From Here)
Paramore – Brick By Boring Brick

BEST ALBUM
30 Seconds To Mars – This Is War
Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
Bullet For My Valentine – Fever
Paramore – Brand New Eyes
You Me At Six – Hold Me Down

BEST LIVE BAND
30 Seconds To Mars
Bullet For My Valentine
Green Day
Paramore
Skindred

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
30 Seconds To Mars
Avenged Sevenfold
Green Day
Metallica
Paramore

BEST BRITISH BAND
Bullet For My Valentine
Enter Shikari
The King Blues
Lostprophets
You Me At Six

  1. hehe bullet u rock!!!

    lostgirl    Jul 30    #
  2. nothing but crappy emo bands winning!!! :(

    anon    Jul 30    #
  3. Deaf havana should of won/: and LOL AT BMTH NOT BEING IN THERE AT ALL! And bfmv suck ass/:

    Jade    Aug 1    #
  4. Paramore are amazing !! Well Done Guys!!

    GeorgiiaaParamore    Aug 2    #
  5. okay i hate some of the awards that were given out as BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER should have been Framing Hanley +BEST SINGLE should have been Ax7
    BEST VIDEO – 30 Seconds To Mars OR Paramore but well done + Congrats to paramore winning best album i was hoping either Paramore or 30 secs as for best live + international reall hard as i love 4 of the bands on there i wish green day did win an award but still. Congrats to 30 secs on best international!!!! yay!!!! they are both amazing!!!

    margaret    Aug 7    #