Rock was back in the spotlight on Thursday June 24 as Kerrang! has handed out awards for the best in rock music over the past year, giving new trophies to some of rock’s best-known bands and praising some of the rock scene’s up-and-coming bands.
The ceremony returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, with fans heading to Shoreditch Town Hall in London to see who would take home the trophies throughout the night. A total of 14 awards were handed out, nine of which were chosen by fans.
One of the biggest honors of the night wasn’t chosen by the fans, but the fans undoubtedly helped put them there. Green Day, who was due to play at O2 Brixton Academy, added to his trophy by winning the Kerrang! Icon honor. Their recent touring partners Weezer were also hailed on the night out with the Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award. And the third participant of the “Hella Mega” tour, Fall Out Boy, won the Kerrang! Inspiration Award.
Elsewhere, groups of veterans had their fair share of honours. Bring Me the Horizon won Best Song honors with “Die4U,” while twenty-one pilots were named Best Live Act. And Biffy Clyro scooped the trophy for Best British Act.
But for the most part, it was a great night for emerging artists in the rock scene. Congratulations to Bob Vylan, who won Best Album honors for Bob Vylan presents The Price of Life. You also had Wargasm winning the New Noise Award, Nova Twins getting Best UK Breakthrough. Meanwhile, Poppy won Best International Act honors and Amyl and the Sniffers were dubbed Best International Breakthrough.
A full preview of Kerrang 2022! The prize winners can be viewed below.
The Disruptor Award:
Kerrang! Hall of fame:
Kerrang! Inspiration Award:
Fall out Boy
New noise price:
Best British breakthrough:
Nova Twins (winner)
Lack of support
Best international breakthrough:
Amyl and the Sniffers (Winner)
Meet me at the altar
Bring Me The Horizon – “DiE4u” (Winner)
Fever 333 – “The Innocent”
The Linda Lindas – “Racist and Sexist Boy”
Les Regrettes – “Monday”
Rammstein – “Zeit”
Bob Vylan- Bob Vylan presents The Price of Life (winner)
Convergence and Chelsea Wolfe – Blood Moon: I
Denzel Curry – Melt my eyes, 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 and the Rattlesnakes
To the neck
Best International Act:
Best Live Act:
twenty-one pilots (winner)
Download driver (winner)
Reading and Leeds