Sponsored by Island Records
Presented by Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) and Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
The Kerrang! Hall Of Fame award, presented by Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow and Lacuna Coil's Christina Scabbia and sponsored by Island Records, went to long-standing metal titans Slayer for their inspiration and bludgeoning innovation over the last two decades. Forming in the same year that Kerrang! first hit the shops, Slayer have been integral to the development in metal over the last quarter of a century. 1986's Reign In Blood album was called 'the heaviest album of all time by Kerrang!, and twenty years on the band are still going strong - working once again with legendary producer Rick Rubin for their new album Christ Illusion. Tom Araya, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo and Jeff Hanneman have been finally honoured by the magazine that has followed them from their beginnings right up to 2006.