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Nominees for 2017 APMAs announced—vote now!

April 25 2017, 1:20 PM EDT By Rabab Al-Sharif


The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy, are coming July 17 and the nominations are in! This year brings two new categories—Best New Artist Video and Best Hard Rock Artist—and features a multitude of rock stars and fan favorites, as well as plenty of buzzing newcomers. It’s now up to you—the fans—to decide which artists will win a Skully! Voting is open now through June 30 at altpress.com/vote.

“This year's nominations are from a very diverse pool of artists, probably the most diverse we've ever had,” says Alternative Press Founder and CEO Mike Shea. “We are representing genres from alternative to indie pop to hard rock to metal—all of whose nominations showcase the best in their fields as chosen by a pool of input from fans, music industry VIPs and the staff at Alternative Press. Now it'll be up to music fans worldwide to decide who takes home this year's Skullys!"

Alternative music heavyweights A Day To Remember, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, Panic! At The Disco, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41 and the Pretty Reckless will battle it out for title of Artist Of The Year, which Twenty One Pilots claimed in 2016.

The fourth annual APMAs will broadcast live July 17, 2017 from the massive Quicken Loans Arena in AP’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by Black Veil Brides frontman and Andy Black mastermind Andy Biersack (who is also nominated for Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year). Before the big event, fans can watch as their favorite bands and artists walk the red carpet in their best APMAs attire.

Performances by All Time Low, Against Me!, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Korn, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, ONE OK ROCK, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless and Sleeping With Sirens have already been announced, with even more amazing performers to come! As fans have come to expect, rock’s biggest night will be filled with special once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from their favorite musicians. Tickets are officially on sale now at altpress.com/apmas along with VIP packages—including Monster VIP Table, Ultimate VIP and Premium Seating—that offer the best seat in the house.

Keep an eye on www.altpress.com/apmas for more details to be announced soon regarding 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards honorees, presenters, red carpet appearances, surrounding events and more.

See below for the official list of newly announced award categories and nominees, and visit www.altpress.com/vote to cast your vote.

Best Vocalist:
Ben Barlow, NECK DEEP
Cody Carson, SET IT OFF
Derek DiScanio, STATE CHAMPS
John O'Callaghan, THE MAINE
Keith Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE
Lynn Gunn, PVRIS

Best Drummer:
Arejay Hale, HALESTORM
Aric Improta, NIGHT VERSES
Dean Butterworth, GOOD CHARLOTTE
Frank Zummo, SUM 41
Matt Mingus, DANCE GAVIN DANCE
JP “Rook” Cappelletty, MACHINE GUN KELLY

Best Bassist:
Alex Dean, ARCHITECTS U.K.
Chris Hinkley, I THE MIGHTY
Fat Mike, NOFX
“Fieldy” Arvizu, KORN
Ryan Scott Graham, STATE CHAMPS
Sergio Vega, DEFTONES

Best Guitarist Presented By PRS Guitars:
Ben Weinman, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Claudio Sanchez, COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Jordan Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE
Reba Meyers, CODE ORANGE
Steve Menoian, I PREVAIL
Teppei Teranishi, THRICE

Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:
MELANIE MARTINEZ
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
PARAMORE
PVRIS
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
TWENTY ONE PILOTS

Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records:
A DAY TO REMEMBER, “Paranoia”
ANDY BLACK, “We Don’t Have To Dance”
PIERCE THE VEIL, “Circles”
MACHINE GUN KELLY, “Alpha Omega”
REAL FRIENDS, “Mess”
WATERPARKS, “Stupid For You”

Best Underground Band:
BROADSIDE
KNOCKED LOOSE
MOVEMENTS
PALAYE ROYALE
SILENT PLANET
WITH CONFIDENCE

Breakthrough Band:
AVATAR
CREEPER
ICE NINE KILLS
MOOSE BLOOD
ONE OK ROCK
WATERPARKS

Best Hard Rock Artist Presented By Metal Blade Records and  Blacklight Media:
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
HALESTORM
HIGHLY SUSPECT
IN THIS MOMENT
KORN
THE PRETTY RECKLESS

Best Live Band:
BEARTOOTH
DANCE GAVIN DANCE
FALLING IN REVERSE
IN THIS MOMENT
ISSUES
NOFX

Best Music Video Presented By Journeys:
HIGHLY SUSPECT, “Bloodfeather”
I SEE STARS, “Calm Snow”
KORN, “Insane”
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, “This Light I Hold” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix)
STATE CHAMPS, “Losing Myself”
SUM 41, “Fake My Own Death”

Best New Artist Music Video Presented By Journeys:
K.FLAY, “Blood In The Cut”
PUP, “Sleep In The Heat”
SWMRS, “Palm Trees”
TINY MOVING PARTS, “Common Cold”
WATSKY, “Don’t Be Nice”
WITH CONFIDENCE, “Voldemort”

Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy:
A DAY TO REMEMBER
BLINK-182
FALL OUT BOY
GOOD CHARLOTTE
GREEN DAY
MACHINE GUN KELLY
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
PIERCE THE VEIL
SUM 41
THE PRETTY RECKLESS

Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys:
ANDY BLACK, The Shadow Side
TONIGHT ALIVE, Limitless
ARCHITECTS U.K., All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
ATTILA, Chaos
BEARTOOTH, Aggressive
EVERY TIME I DIE, Low Teens
I PREVAIL, Lifelines
MOOSE BLOOD, Blush
PIERCE THE VEIL, Misadventures
WATERPARKS, Double Dare

 

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