The Kerrang! Awards 2004 are here! Yesterday saw the announcement of the Awards Nominees, with an all day-and-night roof-top party held at the Virgin Megastore on London’s Oxford Street. Loadsa folks in attendance, including some lucky competition winners, all making the most of the free BBQ and drinking the free Jack Daniels bar dry until the early hours! And who should we bump into on the roof, but the rocktastic Eric Griffin (MURDERDOLLS) and Meegs Rascon (COAL CHAMBER), both over here touring with Roxy Saint! And the nominees are: Best British Newcomer Sponsored by Roadrunner Records Amplifier Yourcodenameis:milo Reuben Oceansize The Glitterati Best International Newcomer Sponsored by Amnesty International The Rasmus Velvet Revolver Brand New Minus My Chemical Romance Best Single Ash – Orpheus Lostprophets – Last Train Home The Rasmus – In The Shadows HIM – Funeral Of Hearts Linkin Park – Breaking The Habit Evanescence – Going Under Best Album Sponsored by Cadiz Music SLIPKNOT – VOLUME 3: (THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES) (note: NOT “Vol 3. The Satanic Verses” as reported on Kerrang.com) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – THE END OF HEARTACHE Muse – Absolution Lostprophets – Start Something Blink 182 – Blink 182 The Distillers – Coral Fang Best Video The Offspring – Hit That Blink 182 – I Miss You SLIPKNOT – DUALITY New Found Glory – All Downhill From Here HIM – Funeral Of Hearts Best Live Band Sponsored by Carling The Darkness Red Hot Chili Peppers Metallica SLIPKNOT Muse Funeral For A Friend Best Band On The Planet Sponsored by Kerrang! Radio SLIPKNOT Metallica The Darkness Red Hot Chili Peppers HIM Blink 182 A tremendous FOUR nominations for Slipknot, and another one for Killswitch Engage (who won Metal Hammer’s Best Album award earlier this year). Thanks for all of your votes. The feast of boozy fun that is the Kerrang! Awards will take place at a secret London location on Thursday August 26 and looks set to be the most star-studded and debauched event ever… Congratulations and best of luck to all our guys!