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Kerrang! Awards will take place this week

Find out who this year’s nominees are.

Foo Fighters
Credit: Samon Rajabnik

The Kerrang! Awards are set to take place this week in London. As well as the voted for categories, the awards ceremony will also see Kerrang! bestow a number of merit awards recognising career-long achievements. This will include the latest inductee into the Kerrang! Hall Of Fame (sponsored by Marshall) and the Kerrang! Legend Award. Some of this year’s nominees include Foo Fighters, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Biffy Clyro, Marmozets plus more.

Kerrang! Magazine Editor Sam Coare said: “The two categories that recognise emerging artists are packed full of remarkable talent. They reflect a new wave of rock music that is exciting, real and vital. It’s not a ‘scene’ per se, because these acts are all very different from each other and set their own agendas, but they are all a reaction to the disposable nature of mainstream music right now.

As Kerrang! enters its 38th year at the heart of the rock scene, the 2018 Awards shortlist is indicative of both rock’s illustrious heritage and thrilling future.”

Best British Breakthrough
In Association With Rizla

1. Employed To Serve
2. Conjurer
3. Boston Manor
4. Dream State
5. Venom Prison

Best International Breakthrough
1. Code Orange
2. Greta Van Fleet
3. Turnstile
4. The Fever 333
5. Waterparks

Best Song
1. Neck Deep – In Bloom
2. Marmozets – Major System Error
3. Architects – Doomsday
4. Mike Shinoda – Crossing A Line
5. Marilyn Manson – Kill4me

Best Album
1. Enter Shikari – The Spark
2. Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold
3. A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
4. Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now
5. Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

Best British Live Act
In Association With Triumph
1 Architects
2. Creeper
3. Biffy Clyro
4. Enter Shikari
5. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes

Best International Live Act
In Association With Old Blue Last Beer
1. Code Orange
2. Foo Fighters
3. Metallica
4. Guns N’ Roses
5. Converge

Best British Band
In Association With Fireball
1. Architects
2. Enter Shikari
3. Biffy Clyro
4. Royal Blood
5. Iron Maiden

Best International Band
In Association With Chilango
1. Foo Fighters
2. Linkin Park
3. Metallica
4. Green Day
5. Parkway Drive

The winners will be revealed at the Kerrang! Awards ceremony Thursday 21st June at Islington Town Hall.

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