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Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson, Architects and Enter Shikari land mammoth nominations as Kerrang! Awards make a comeback

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Foo Fighters, Architects, and Enter Shikari land nominations as Kerrang! Awards return
Did someone ask for a louder than life, rockin awards show? You did? Excellent news, the Kerrang! Awards are back (Picture: Getty, Redferns, WireImage)

NEWFLASH! Rock n Roll aint dead.

And proof of this is the fact that The Kerrang! Awards are returning this year, alongside the most moshing and headbanging nominations list youll see this side of 2019.

Leading the nominations as the annual ceremony makes a return after a years break are Foo Fighter, Biffy Clyro, and Enter Shikari who all have three nominations each.

Dave Grohl and his shaggy bunch of rocker have had an incredible year off the back of highly-acclaimed ninth studio album, Concrete And Gold.

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Leading the nominations as the annual ceremony makes a return after a years break are Foo Fighter, Biffy Clyro, and Enter Shikari who all have three nominations each (Picture: Brantley Gutierrez)

The American stadium shakers have clocked up nominations for best album, best international live act, and best international band.

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As youd expect, theres some fierce competition in that last category as they go head-to-head with the likes of Metallica, Linkin Park, and Green Day.

Holding the British end up at the top with the Foos are Brighton based metalcore pioneers – if you havent listened to their 2006 debut Nightmare then youre dead to us… for a short period of time.

Foo Fighters, Architects, and Enter Shikari land nominations as Kerrang! Awards return
The likes of Marily Manson are also included in the nominees (Picture: Keuenhof Rainer/action press/REX/Shutterstock)

Theyve been nominated for best song with single Doomsday (an absolute banger, we might add… no were not bias), best British act, and best British live act.

Hertford boys Enter Shikari are still riding high on the wave they created with last years The Spark (their fifth album).

Roy Reynolds and his agit-rock band are in the running for best album, best British live act, and best British band.

Foo Fighters, Architects, and Enter Shikari land nominations as Kerrang! Awards return
Theres also plenty of homegrown talent with the likes of Creeper, pictured, and Venom Prison also receving nominations

Other names to watch out for in the categories are Marilyn Manson, Guns N Roses, and Iron Maide.

Meanwhile, home-grown success stories and newcomers to the heavy music scene are recognised as well, with the likes of Creeper and Venom Prison gaining nominations.

2018 Kerrang! Awards nominees

Best British breakthrough in association with Rizla

  • Employed To Serve
  • Conjurer
  • Boston Manor
  • Dream State
  • Venom Prison

Bet international breakthrough

  • Code Orange
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Turnstile
  • The Fever 333
  • Waterparks

Best song

  • Neck Deep – In Bloom
  • Marmozets – Major System Error
  • Architects – Doomsday
  • Mike Shinoda – Crossing A Line
  • Marilyn Manson – Kill4Me

Best album

  • Enter Shikari – The Spark
  • Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold
  • A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
  • Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now
  • Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

Best British live act in association with Triumph

  • Architects
  • Creeper
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Enter Shikari
  • Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes

Best international live act in association with Old Blue Last Beer

  • Code Orange
  • Foo Fighters
  • Metallica
  • Guns N Roses
  • Converge

Best British band in association with Fireball

  • Architects
  • Enter Shikari
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Royal Blood
  • Iron Maiden

Best international band in association with Chilango

  • Foo Fighters
  • Linkin Park
  • Metallica
  • Green Day
  • Parkway Drive

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The big return of the ceremony will take place on Thursday 21 June at Islington Town Hall, London.

To make sure your favourite act are in with a chance of winning head to kerrang.com to cast a vote.

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