METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON Among KERRANG! AWARDS Nominees

The 2009 Kerrang! Awards will be held at a top secret London location on August 3 and this year's event will be hosted by SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian.

SLIPKNOT and METALLICA head up the nominations for the Kerrang! Awards 2009. Fresh from their triumphant Download festival headline appearance, the Iowa-based nine-piece has notched up six nominations (including two nominations for "Best Single") while metal legends METALLICA are nominated in five categories.

"I am thrilled," SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor said in a statement. "It is just another reason (why) this has been the best time of our career."

The shortlist for the Kerrang! Awards 2009 can be viewed below.

Best British Newcomer

* MY PASSION
* IN CASE OF FIRE
* ATTACK! ATTACK!
* YOUNG GUNS
* FEI COMODO

Best International Newcomer

* SHINEDOWN
* FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
* THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
* METRO STATION
* VERSA EMERGE

Best Live Band

* METALLICA
* SLIPKNOT
* ENTER SHIKARI
* THE PRODIGY
* GALLOWS

Best Single

* METALLICA - All Nightmare Long
* THE PRODIGY - Omen
* SLIPKNOT - Dead Memories
* SLIPKNOT - Psychosocial
* PLACEBO - For What It's Worth

Best Video

* PAPA ROACH - Hollywood Whore
* SLIPKNOT - Sulfur
* METALLICA - The Day That Never Comes
* MASTODON - Oblivion
* PLACEBO - For What It's Worth

Best Album

* GREEN DAY - 21st Century Breakdown
* METALLICA - Death Magnetic
* SLIPKNOT - All Hope Is Gone
* GALLOWS - Grey Britain
* PLACEBO - Battle For The Sun

Best British Band

* BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
* BRING ME THE HORIZON
* YOU ME AT SIX
* ENTER SHIKARI
* GALLOWS

Best International Band

* GREEN DAY
* SLIPKNOT
* METALLICA
* MADINA LAKE
* LAMB OF GOD

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