Slipknot dominate the Kerrang! Award nominations

8-24-00 10:00 AM PST antiGUY
On Tuesday the U.K.'s premier metal music magazine, Kerrang!, announced the nominees for ten of this year's Kerrang! Awards. The nominations in ten categories came from the magazine's readers, with a few special awards to be selected by Kerrang!'s staff. 

Slipknot clearly dominated this year, pulling in a total of six nominations including the "Best Band in the World" award. Only two other artists have ever received six nominations. They were Korn and Marilyn Manson back in 1997. 

Slipknot also broke a record for Road Runner Records this week. They are the first artist on the large independent's roster to ever go gold in the U.K. Their platinum selling debut album has achieved sales of over 100,000 copies in the U.K. earning them the gold for sales there. 

The Kerrang! Awards debuted in 1994 and have been the barometer of who's hot and who's not in the British metal scene. This year's awards ceremony will be held at a secret London location next Tuesday and the winners will be annouced on the special KerrangAwards.com web site on Wed., Aug 30th. 

Some of the fan selected categories include: Best New British Band, Best International Newcomer, Best International Live Act, Best British Live Act, Best Video, Best Single, Best British Band, and the coveted best Band in the World. 

The staff will also select winners for Best Indy Artist, Classic Songwriter and the Hall of Fame award.  

If you want to see the full list of nominees you can log onto www.kerrangawards.com. Be sure to check back after August 30th to see who won! 

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