Kerrang! award winners 2012

With Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor serving as co-hosts for the fourth consecutive year, Kerrang! handed out awards to a lineup of black clad musicians including Soundwave 2012 tourists Black Veil Brides, Machine Head, You Me At Six and Slash.

One of the first acts confirmed for Soundwave 2013, Welsh post-hardcore crew The Blackout, also picked up an award taking home the “The Devotion Award”.

Other winners included “Best British Newcomers” While She Sleeps, the reunited Black Sabbath and My Chemical Romance. Tenacious D won the “Service To Rock” honour with Jack Black and Kyle Gass accepting the award with a promise to service anyone in attendance on request.

Kerrang! award winners 2012:

Best British Newcomer: While She Sleeps

Kerrang! Service To Rock: Tenacious D

Best Single: Black Veil Brides, Rebel Love Song

Best Album: Mastodon, The Hunter

The Devotion Award: The Blackout

Kerrang! Service To Metal: Download Festival

Best Video: Bring Me the Horizon, Alligator Blood

Best Live Band: Enter Shikari

Best International Band: My Chemical Romance

Best British Band: You Me At Six

Kerrang! Hall Of Fame: Machine Head

Kerrang! Icon: Slash

Kerrang! Inspiration Award: Black Sabbath