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Kerrang! Awards 2010: Paramore lead nominees

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Story by Jack Foley

US rock acts Paramore and 30 Seconds To Mars lead the nominations for The Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2010 with four nods apiece. Winners here

Brit favourites Bullet For My Valentine and You Me At Six both sparkle with three nominations apiece.

These four major acts will go head to head (along with Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro) in the hotly contested category for Best Album, which last year was won by Metallica for Death Magnetic.

30 Seconds To Mars, Paramore and Bullet For My Valentine will continue to battle it out for the trophy for Best Live Band, along with Green Day and Skindred, with the Americans then fighting it out for Best Video and Best International Band.

Bullet For My Valentine will be taking on You Me At Six for the third year running for Best British Band presented by Fender. And You Me At Six are also nominated for Best Single presented by Red Stripe, against Avenged Sevenfold, The Blackout, Four Year Strong, and Slipknot.

Other multiple nominations go to Biffy Clyro, for Best Video and Best Album, Avenged Sevenfold, for Best Single (presented by Red Stripe) and Best International Band, Green Day (for Best International Band and Best Live Band) and Lostprophets, for Best Video and Best British Band (presented by Fender).

The Best British and Best International Newcomer categories, which celebrate up and coming emerging artists from both the UK and overseas, pave the way for the next big thing in rock music and both categories fizz with exciting nominees this year.

Up for Best British Newcomer are Norfolk post-hardcore act Deaf Havana, indie-rockers General Fiasco, Slam Dunk Record signings Out Of Sight, five piece metal band Rise To Remain, fronted by Bruce Dickinson’s son, and the Converge-influenced Throats.

The nominations for Best International Newcomer sees Roadrunner newbies Dommin, Tennessee five piece Framing Hanley, infectious rockers Halestorm, Michigan punk rockers The Swellers and Cali-hardcore heroes Trash Talk all up for the title.

Other non-voted for awards will be presented on the night including the No Half Measures Award presented by Relentless Energy Drink, The Kerrang! Icon presented by Orange Amplification and The Kerrang! Inspiration Award presented by HMV.

This year’s Awards will be hosted by Corey Taylor from Slipknot/Stone Sour and Scott Ian from Anthrax/The Damned Things. The coveted trophies will be presented on July 29, 2010.

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The nominees in full…

*BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER*8
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