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Kerrang! Awards 2016: Deftones, You Me At Six and Blink-182 honoured

Story by Jack Foley

FRESH from headlining Wembley Arena just days ago, Deftones had their incredible career recognised with the Kerrang! Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Kerrang! Music Awards (2016).

Deftones shot to international fame in the late-’90s and their sound has evolved consistently over the past 20 years.

Blink-182 also delighted fans by picking up the Icon Award in person – Mark Hoppus and new member Matt Skiba were in attendance to receive the honour.

Asking Alexandria were victorious in taking home Best British Band, presented by WWE 2K17. The Yorkshire metallers stunned the world this year with their first album with new vocalist Denis Stoff and impressive live performances. They beat off stiff competition from Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

Elsewhere, Floridian rockers A Day To Remember were victorious in taking away the gong for Best International Band, presented by Fireball, beating metal legends Metallica, electro-rock newcomers PVRIS, All Time Low and pop-punk veterans Fall Out Boy.

And Maryland pop-punkers All Time Low didn’t go home disappointed, picking up the gong for Best Track, presented by K! Radio, for their smash hit single Missing You.

Surrey rockers You Me At Six took on rock heavyweights Biffy Clyro, Guns N’ Roses and masked metallers Slipknot to take Best Event, presented by K! TV. This was awarded to the five-piece for their Camden Underworld benefit show for The Ghost Inside.

Kerrang!’s long-standing dedication to championing home-grown talent saw New Grave punk leaders Creeper walk away with the Best British Newcomer award, presented by Help Musicians UK.

And another UK success came from No Devotion, who took Best Album, presented by Zippo, for their debut effort, Permanence. The alt.rock outfit came out on top ahead of competition from heavy metal heroes Iron Maiden, UK metal-core heroes Asking Alexandria and the critically-acclaimed Baroness.

It was an international showdown for Best Live Band, with Japanese metal idol sensations BABYMETAL triumphing. The pint-sized rockers have become a phenomenon in a staggeringly short amount of time.

The three teenagers recently sold out Wembley Arena, secured themselves a main-stage slot at this year’s Download Festival and were the stars of a BBC documentary. The band snatched the award away from Hollywood glam metal giants Black Veil Brides and punk heroes Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

But Frank Carter didn’t go away empty handed, picking up the Spirit Of Punk award. The Rattlesnakes frontman, and ex-Gallows and Pure Love vocalist, is one of the most recognisable characters in British punk music today.

Rock royalty and heavy metal legends Thin Lizzy were presented with the Kerrang! Hero award. The Boys Are Back In Town multi-platinum hit-makers are responsible for some of rock’s most memorable riffs and most-loved songs.

The award comes in a year we remember founding member Phil Lynott, 30 years since his passing.

Elsewhere, fresh from their Book Of Souls world tour, British metal institution Iron Maiden had their accomplishments recognised with the Kerrang! Legend award, presented by Ghost Vodka.

Best International Newcomer, presented by Troxy, was hotly contested with The Dirty Nil, Beach Slang Beautiful Bodies and Biters all nominated. However, it was New Orleans nu-metal outfit Cane Hill who emerged victorious.

Winners at a glance

KERRANG! LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Deftones

KERRANG! LEGEND
Iron Maiden

KERRANG! HERO
Thin Lizzy

THE ICON AWARD
blink-182

SPIRIT OF PUNK
Frank Carter

BEST EVENT
You Me At Six – The Ghost Inside Benefit Show

BEST BRITISH BAND
Asking Alexandria

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER
Creeper

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER
Cane Hill

BEST TRACK
All Time Low – Missing You

BEST LIVE BAND
BABYMETAL

BEST ALBUM
No Devotion – Permanence

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
A Day To Remember

BEST FANBASE
twenty one pilots

BEST FILM
Deadpool

BEST TV SHOW
Making A Murderer

BEST RADIO SHOW
Nights With Alice Cooper – Planet Rock

BEST VIDEO GAME
Rise Of The Tomb Raider

BEST COMICBOOK
The Wicked + The Divine

BEST FESTIVAL
Bloodstock

BEST COMEDIAN
Amy Schumer

TWEETER OF THE YEAR
Hayley Williams