Bullet and Blackout receive six Kerrang! award nominations
Senior web producer, BBC Wales
Merthyr Tydfil rockers The Blackout are up for the best British band, video and album, while Bridgend's Bullet are contenders for best single, live act and British band. My Chemical Romance lead the field with five nominations.
Bullet For My Valentine
Kerrang!'s deputy editor Daniel J Lane said: "It's been an amazing year for our music and it's really exciting to see such a diverse range of bands nominated for this year's K! Awards.
"I personally love the fact that our very own home-grown heroes Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon and The Blackout are going head-to-head with US heavyweights like My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars and Avenged Sevenfold."
The awards ceremony takes place in London on Thursday 9 June. More information, including the full list of nominations, can be found on the Newsbeat website.