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Biffy Clyro Win Best Album at Kerrang! Awards

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Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro collected the most prestigious honor at the 20th annual Kerrang! Awards on Thursday night, winning best album for Opposites.

Frontman Simon Neil told the BBC that winning best album was “mega exciting,” and that it also helps reinforce the band’s decision to put out a double album.

“It gives us a bit of faith in ourselves and faith in music listeners that they will give things time if they think it’s good enough, so it’s very exciting,” said Neil.

Opposites topped the UK Albums Charts in early February, marking the band’s first number one album.

Metal pioneers Iron Maiden, who are headlining this weekend’s Download festival, were honored with the Kerrang! inspiration award, while Queen’s Brian May received the Kerrang! service to rock award.

Complete list of winners:

Best event – You Me At Six: The Final Night Of Sin

Best British newcomer – Lower Than Atlantis

Best international newcomer – Of Mice & Men

Best video – Pierce The Veil, King For A Day (featuring Kellin Quinn)

Best single – Fall Out Boy, The Phoenix

Best album – Biffy Clyro, Opposites

Best live band – Black Veil Brides

Kerrang! inspiration – Iron Maiden

Kerrang! icon award – Venom

Best international band – All Time Low

Best British band – Bring Me The Horizon

Kerrang! hall of fame – Pantera

Kerrang! service to rock – Queen

Kerrang! legend – Slayer

 

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