Rock was back in the spotlight Thursday (June 24) as Kerrang! handed out awards for the best in rock music over the past year, serving up new trophies for some of rock’s most well known acts and heaping welcome praise amongst some of the emerging bands on the rock scene.
The ceremony returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, with fans packing into London’s Shoreditch Town Hall to see who would be taking home trophies throughout the night. In total, 14 awards were handed out, nine of which were chosen by the fans.
One of the biggest honors of the night wasn’t selected by the fans, but the fans no doubt helped put them there. Green Day, who were set to play the O2 Brixton Academy, added to their trophy mantle by taking home the Kerrang! Icon honor. Their recent touring partners, Weezer, were also saluted during the evening with the Kerrang! Hall of Fame award. And the third “Hella Mega” tour participant, Fall Out Boy, won the Kerrang! Inspiration award.
Elsewhere, veteran bands took their fair share of honors. Bring Me the Horizon took Best Song honors with “Die4U,” while twenty one pilots were named Best Live Act. And Biffy Clyro nabbed the trophy for Best British Act.
But largely it was a big night for the emerging artists in the rock scene. Congrats were in order for Bob Vylan, who took home Best Album honors for Bob Vylan Presents The Price of Life. You also had Wargasm winning the New Noise Award, Nova Twins securing the Best British Breakthrough. Meanwhile, Poppy earned Best International Act honors and Amyl and the Sniffers were dubbed Best International Breakthrough.
A full rundown of the 2022 Kerrang! Awards winners can be viewed below.
The Disruptor Award:
Kerrang! Hall of Fame:
Kerrang! Inspiration Award:
Fall Out Boy
New Noise Award:
Best British Breakthrough:
Nova Twins (winner)
Best International Breakthrough:
Amyl and the Sniffers (winner)
Meet Me @ The Altar
Bring Me the Horizon – “DiE4u” (winner)
Fever 333 – “The Innocent”
The Linda Lindas – “Racist, Sexist Boy”
The Regrettes – “Monday”
Rammstein – “Zeit”
Bob Vylan – Bob Vylan Presents The Price of Life (winner)
Converge & Chelsea Wolfe – Bloodmoon: I
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future
Every Time I Die – Radical
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Best British Act:
Biffy Clyro (winner)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Best International Act:
Best Live Act:
twenty one pilots (winner)
Download Pilot (winner)
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