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Muse lead Kerrang! Award nominations

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Muse lead Kerrang! Award nominations
Muse are the frontrunners in the nominations for this year's Kerrang! Awards, being in line for five of the accolades.

Matt Bellamy's prog-rock group stand to win trophies for Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Single, Best Video and Best British Band. The second most-nominated bands are Fall Out Boy and Bullet For My Valentine, each with four nods.

There is a particularly strong Welsh flavour to this year's list, with nominees Funeral For A Friend, Lostprophets, The Automatic and Bullet For My Valentine all hailing from the valleys.

The list of hopefuls was announced by Kerrang! radio presenter Stuart Cable and deputy editor Daniel Lane at the magazine's Day of Rock at Oxford Street's Virgin Megastore yesterday.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 24 at The Brewery in London.

The full list of nominees:

Best British Newcomer - Bring Me The Horizon, Brigade, The Automatic, Mendeed, Enter Shikari, The Blackout, The Answer

Best International Newcomer - Aiden, Panic! At The Disco, The Academy Is..., Wolfmother, Angels And Airwaves, From First To Last

Best Live Band - Muse, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Mastodon, Dragonforce

Best Single - 'Sugar We're Going Down' (Fall Out Boy), 'Tears Don't Fall' (Bullet For My Valentine), 'Supermassive Black Hole' (Muse), 'Dying In Your Arms' (Trivium), 'Rooftops' (Lostprophets), 'Infrared' (Placebo)

Best Album - From Under the Cork Tree (Fall Out Boy), Louder Now (Taking Back Sunday), Black Holes and Revelations (Muse), Liberation Transmission (Lostpropets), The Poison (Bullet For My Valentine)

Best Video - 'Supermassive Black Hole' (Muse), 'Sugar We're Going Down' (Fall Out Boy), 'Miss Murder' (AFI), 'Dani California' (Red Hot Chili Peppers), 'Jesus of Suburbia' (Green Day)

Best British Band - Muse, Lostprophets, Bullet For My Valentine, Hundred Reasons, Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend

Best Band on the Planet - My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, HIM, Lacuna Coil

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