How devoted are Black Veil Brides' fans? Devoted enough that they were able to secure victory in one of the most hotly contested categories in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards -- the Most Devoted Fans category.

It was neck-and-neck for quite a while, but Black Veil Brides eventually took the lead and emerged victorious with 33.03 percent of the vote. They edged out Avenged Sevenfold's fan base, who narrowly missed out with 32.4 percent of the final tally. Meanwhile, Dir En Grey's fan base finished third with 15.54 percent of the vote.

Congrats to Black Veil Brides and their devotees for winning the Most Devoted Fans honor of 2013. You'll no doubt see the fans en masse as the group continues their world touring this year.

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