Biffy Clyro wins big as Kerrang! music awards return

Kerrang! Awards 2022

Biffy Clyro have been crowned Best British Group at the annual Kerrang! music price.

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

Formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, the band is made up 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 last October.

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Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day attending the Kerrang! Awards 2022 (Suzan Moore/PA)

Punk rock royalty Green Day received the icon award, recognizing a career spanning 13 albums and selling 70 million records worldwide.

While American rock band Fall Out Boy received the Inspiration Award for over 20 years in the industry and seven studio albums – making it their sixth Kerrang! total price.

Twenty One Pilots were presented with the best live act while Poppy beat Eurovision 2021 winner Maneskin to win the best international act.

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Andy Hurley, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy attending the Kerrang! Awards 2022 (Suzan Moore/PA)

Bring Me The Horizon won Best Song Gong for their track Die4u, beating Rammstein and Fever 333.

Meanwhile, Bob Vylan beat US star Halsey and Every Time I Die to win Best Album and the Nova Twins won Best UK 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 30-year career.

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Weezer’s Brian Bell attending the Kerrang! Awards 2022 (Suzan Moore/PA)

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

“I’m very proud to introduce three new categories that strike at the heart of the underground and alternative community, while also acknowledging the stadium-conquering legends who paved the way and made the alt-scene the most inspiring place in this world. moment.

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