The Kerrang! Awards 2004 are upon us (well, those of us in the UK), and yesterday (8/24) brought along the announcement of this year's nominees, with an all day-and-night roof-top party atop the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street. If you were there, you enjoyed free b-b-q and Jack Daniel's, and perhaps even bumped into Eric Griffin (Murderdolls) and Meegs Rascon (Coal Chamber), who are both currently touring the UK with Roxy Saint. Now, down to business. Slipknot leads the charge of all bands nominated with 4 nominations this year. Killswitch Engage - having won Metal Hammer's Best Album award earlier this year - joins Slipknot under the category of Best Album. All nominations are listed below (and look, RR UK is sponsoring a category): Best British Newcomer Sponsored by Roadrunner Records Amplifier Yourcodenameis:milo Reuben Oceansize The Glitterati Best International Newcomer Sponsored by Amnesty International The Rasmus Velvet Revolver Brand New Minus My Chemical Romance Best Single Ash - Orpheus Lostprophets - Last Train Home The Rasmus - In The Shadows HIM - Funeral Of Hearts Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit Evanescence - Going Under Best Album Sponsored by Cadiz Music SLIPKNOT - VOLUME 3: (THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES) (note: NOT Vol 3. The Satanic Verses as reported on Kerrang.com) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - THE END OF HEARTACHE Muse - Absolution Lostprophets - Start Something Blink 182 - Blink 182 The Distillers - Coral Fang Best Video The Offspring - Hit That Blink 182 - I Miss You SLIPKNOT - DUALITY New Found Glory - All Downhill From Here HIM - Funeral Of Hearts Best Live Band Sponsored by Carling The Darkness Red Hot Chili Peppers Metallica SLIPKNOT Muse Funeral For A Friend Best Band On The Planet Sponsored by Kerrang! Radio SLIPKNOT Metallica The Darkness Red Hot Chili Peppers HIM Blink 182 The Kerrang! Awards will take place at a secret London location on Thursday August 26. Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, congratulations and best of luck.