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Kerrang! Awards Gallery feature 2012

kerrangawards2012logoA few pints in and we arrive at the brewery with Enter Shikari to find free booze on tap and some strange frogspawn type food on the ends of wooden spoons. I had to try one but looking back I have no idea what it was. It stayed in my stomach though, washed down with a mohito and a can of weak beer, lunch was done.

Welcome to the Kerrang! Awards 2012, one of our favourite piss up’s of the year. The lovely organisers decided to give us seats next to none other than Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne who sat with his wife Sharon and Kelly. Thankfully there was no dog shit to be seen under the table like in their house of madness. I did check.

As bands and hangers on guzzled champagne, Tenacious D’s Jack Black hit the stage to massive applause and picked up a Service to Rock award, various other awards were handed out to Mastodon, Machine Head, You Me At Six and others, an Aussie comedian laid into the Queen, Slash walked his walk and we threw sausages at emo kids.

We won the Award for stickering up the bogs and playing records badly at the after party. Now we have large hangovers. Thanks Kerrang! Hopefully next year we can can share frogspawn with Slayer. Enjoy the pics.

Ozzy and Sabbath celebrate being the kings of all metal!


Enter Shikari won best live band. Rou Reynolds won best skateboard hat of the night and Hero of the Year Award. Drummer Rob Rolfe won the award for the best piss into a bottle on the night.


Bring Me The Horizon took the Best Video Award, no pissing involved here.

Ever wondered why Kerrang! Icon Slash is so called?


Yep, of course we drank Tony Iommi’s beer. It was Carlsberg though so no wonder he left it.

The Best British Newcomer Award was well celebrated by While She Sleeps.


Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols welcomed us with open arms.

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Hawk Eyes love a bit of sausage. Fact.

The man with the best riffs in the biz knows. Inspiration Award won hands down.


Pork cocktail anyone?

Find the full award list from the night here.