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Biffy Clyro wins big as Kerrang! music awards return

The Independent logo The Independent 23/06/2022 Ellie Iorizzo

Biffy Clyro have been crowned best British act at the annual Kerrang! music awards.

The Scottish rock band defeated Neck Deep, Loathe, Venom Prison and Franker Carter And The Rattlesnakes in the hotly-contested category at the ceremony held at the Shoreditch Town Hall on Thursday.

Formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, the group is composed of Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston – and together they have released nine studio albums, the latest of which, The Myth Of The Happily Ever After, was released in October last year.

Frank Carter and Dean Richardson from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes attending the Kerrang! Awards (Suzan Moore/PA) (PA Wire) © Provided by The Independent Frank Carter and Dean Richardson from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes attending the Kerrang! Awards (Suzan Moore/PA) (PA Wire)

Punk rock royalty Green Day were honoured with the icon award, recognising a career spanning 13 albums and 70 million records sold globally.

While American rock band Fall Out Boy were presented with the inspiration award for more than 20 years in the industry and seven studio albums – making it their sixth Kerrang! award in total.

Twenty One Pilots were presented with best live act while Poppy beat Eurovision 2021 winners Maneskin to take home best international act.

American band Green Day (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive) © Provided by The Independent American band Green Day (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)

Bring Me The Horizon took home the best song gong for their track Die4u, defeating Rammstein and Fever 333.

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Meanwhile Bob Vylan beat American star Halsey and Every Time I Die to win the award for best album and the Nova Twins took home best British breakthrough following the release of their album Supernova.

The ceremony also saw American band Weezer inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame, celebrating the band’s career spanning 30 years.

Kerrang! editor Luke Morton said: “The alternative music scene is more exciting than ever in 2022, and this year’s Kerrang! Awards underlines our commitment to supporting new music and championing the underdogs.

“I’m so proud to introduce three new categories that strike at the heart of the underground and the alternative community, while also recognising the stadium-conquering legends who have paved the way and make the alt. scene the most inspiring place to be right now.

“Our world is alive with positive change – get on board.”

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