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Kerrang! Awards 2013: Fall Out Boy and Bring Me The Horizon lead nominees

Kerrang Awards 2013

Story by Jack Foley

CHICAGO natives Fall Out Boy and Sheffield superstars Bring Me The Horizon lead the nominations for this year’s Kerrang! Awards with four nods apiece.

Also up for a total of four awards are Californians Pierce The Veil, following their breakthrough year touring with fellow nominees All Time Low.

Fall Out Boy have been shortlisted twice for Best Single (My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) and The Phoenix) as well as for Best International Band and Best Event, for their recent intimate comeback gig at London’s Camden Underworld in February 2012.

While Bring Me The Horizon vy for Best Single, Best Album, Best Video and Best British Band. They’ve previously won three Kerrang! Awards.

American rockers Black Veil Brides have been nominated for three awards: Best Album, Best Live Band and Best International Band, while there’s also an individual shoutout for lead singer Andy Biersack for Hottest Male.

America may dominate the nominations – with Green Day up for Best International Band, plus appearances from US stars Paramore, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame – but the Brits could still take the Awards by storm.

Welsh party starters The Blackout have been nominated for Best Live Band, along with fellow countrymen Bullet For My Valentine.

And Don Broco are also nominated for Best Album for their debut Priorities, while Kerrang! favourites You Me At Six are nominated in new category Best Event for their Wembley Arena show, You Me At Six: The Final Night of Sin.

Following an award for Services To Metal last year, Download is up for Best Festival, alongside Slam Dunk Festival, Reading and Leeds festivals, Hit The Deck and Vans Warped Tour UK.

And this year’s Hottest Female sees Paramore’s leading lady, Hayley Williams, battling it out with rock siren Lzzy Hale.

Kerrang! Editor James McMahon commented: “Once again the Relentless Kerrang! Awards returns to celebrate all that is great and good in rock music. 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.”

To vote on the shortlists pick up a copy of Kerrang! or go to Awards.kerrang.com

The 2013 nominees at a glance…

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER
Mallory Knox
Fearless Vampire Killers
Marmozets
Lower Than Atlantis
Heaven’s Basement

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER presented by Troxy
Sleeping With Sirens
Set It Off
Pierce The Veil
Of Mice & Men
Tonight Alive

BEST SINGLE presented by Kerrang! Radio
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 presented by Relentless
Black Veil Brides
Of Mice & Men
Enter Shikari
Bullet For My Valentine
The Blackout

BEST VIDEO presented by Kerrang! TV
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 & Mortar

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND presented by Impericon
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
Supernatural
Game Of Thrones

BEST VIDEO GAME
BioShock Infinite
Far Cry 3
Tomb Raider
Halo 4
Minecraft

BEST FILM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Django Unchained
The Dark Knight Rises
Avengers Assemble
Sinister

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
Download
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