My Chemical Romance get five Kerrang! nominations

  • 5 May 2011
  • From the section Music
Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance are playing Radio 1's Big Weekend on 15 May

My Chemical Romance lead the way with five nominations for this year's Kerrang! music awards.

The band are up for best album, international band, video, single and live performance.

A statement from My Chemical Romance said: "The UK has always been one of our favourite places to play as a band.

"We are so grateful for these nominations and the continued support from Kerrang!, its readers and our fans. Thank you for the recognition."

Fellow US rockers 30 Seconds To Mars and Avenged Sevenfold are both up for four awards while Welsh metal outfit Bullet For My Valentine and Sheffield heavy metallers Bring Me The Horizon are nominated in three categories each.

The Pretty Reckless, featuring Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen, are in with a chance of winning best international newcomer and Merthyr Tydfil group The Blackout are also up for best British band, video and album.

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 take place in London on Thursday 9 June.

Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured as a Kerrang! legend at the ceremony to mark the 30 anniversary of Kerrang! Magazine.

He'll also play a birthday show at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on 21 June.

The nominations are as follows:

Best British newcomer

1. Francesca

2. Blitz Kids

3. Asking Alexandria

4. Octane OK

5. Dead Lay Waiting

Best international newcomer

1. Black Veil Brides

2. We Are The In Crowd

3. The Pretty Reckless

4. D.R.U.G.S.

5. Hyro Da Hero

Best single

1. Panic! At the Disco - The Ballad Of Mona Lisa

2. Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal

3. My Chemical Romance - Planetary (GO!)

4. Bring Me The Horizon - Blessed With A Curse

5. 30 Seconds To Mars - Hurricane

Best video

1. 30 Seconds To Mars - Hurricane

2. My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na

3. The Blackout - Higher And Higher

4. A Day To Remember - All I Want

5. Young Guns - Stitches

Best live

1. Avenged Sevenfold

2. Bullet For My Valentine

3. 30 Seconds To Mars

4. My Chemical Romance

5. All Time Low

Best album

1. Bring Me The Horizon - There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret

2. Escape The Fate - Escape The Fate

3. The Blackout - Hope

4. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

5. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys

Best British band

1. Bullet For My Valentine

2. Bring Me The Horizon

3. You Me At Six

4. The Blackout

5. Enter Shikari

Best international band

1. 30 Seconds To Mars

2. Paramore

3. Avenged Sevenfold

4. My Chemical Romance

5. All Time Low