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Award double for rockers Slipknot


Slipknot's Cory Taylor and Anthrax's Scott Ian on trying to behave during the awards

Heavy metal act Slipknot has collected two Kerrang! awards at a ceremony in London, including best live act.

They also took best international band, with Bullet For My Valentine winning best British band for the second year in succession.

Veteran rock band Metallica took best album for Death Magnetic, while The Prodigy won best single with Omen.

San Francisco metal band Machine Head took an inspiration honour, and Alice In Chains was voted Kerrang! Icons.

'Really gratifying'

The Prodigy
Best British Newcomer - In Case Of Fire
Best International Newcomer - The Gaslight Anthem
Best Single - The Prodigy, Omen (pictured)
Best Video - Mastodon, Oblivion
Classic Songwriter - Linkin Park
Spirit Of Independence - The Wildhearts
Kerrang! Icon - Alice In Chains
Best Album - Metallica, Death Magnetic
Best Live Band - Slipknot
Kerrang! Inspiration - Machine Head
Hall Of Fame - Limp Bizkit
Best British Band - Bullet For My Valentine
Best International Band - Slipknot

Limp Bizkit collected its first Kerrang! award, joining the hall of fame alongside rock acts including Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor, who co-hosted the awards gala, said their award wins were "really gratifying".

The band, famous for their ghoulish masks and contentious lyrics, have "had to fight against controversy and misconception", said Taylor.

"I can't think of many bands that have worked harder, and it really feels good that people are starting to turn around and really see what we're about and appreciating it for what it is," he added.

In Case of Fire and The Gaslight Anthem came away with best British and international newcomers, while Linkin Park won in the best classic songwriter category.

Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck accepted the band's second best British act award with a video message.

"We'd like to thank Kerrang! for giving us this award twice on the trot which is awesome," he said.

Kerrang! readers voted for eight of the 13 awards.

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