BFMV Nabs Dual Kerrang! Awards

By Jeff Owens

July 30, 2010

Thursday night was a great night for metal in London, with pride-of-Wales thrashers Bullet For My Valentine scoring dual Kerrang! Awards trophies for Best Live Band and Best British Band.

The 17th annual Kerrang! Awards ceremony blew the doors off the Brewery in East London, hosted for the second year running by Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor and Anthrax guitarist (and Jackson signature artist) Scott Ian. More than 6 million votes were cast.

Bullet For My Valentine, led by Jackson signature artist Matt Tuck, was the only act to score multiple awards.

Other winners included Biffy Clyro (Best Video), You Me At Six (Best Single), Lostprophets (classic songwriter gong), 30 Seconds to Mars (Best International Band), Rise to Remain (Best British Newcomer), Trash Talk (Best International Newcomer), Rammstein (inspiration award), Paramore (Best Album) and Mötley Crüe (Hall of Fame).

Special posthumous honors went to Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot bassist Paul Gray and former Stereophonics drummer/Kerrang! Awards host Stuart Cable, all of whom passed away in recent months.

Jackson’s own international man of metal, Nick Bowcott, attended the ceremony and will be checking in soon with his own undoubtedly epic account of the evening, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, Britain’s ITN network also covered the proceedings, as seen in the video wrap-up here that includes a word from Matt Tuck and even a brief glimpse of Scott Ian …