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AP Awards Announces Nominees!

Alberto Herrera April 25, 2017 News No Comments on AP Awards Announces Nominees!
AP Awards Announces Nominees!

The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Fueled By Monster Energy announced the nominees and categories for the 2017 awards show.

“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!”

This year features two new categories “Best New Artist Video” and “Best Hard Rock Artists” along with fan favorites. Best of all its up to fans to pick the winners. You can check out all the candidates below and vote for your favorites from now until June 30th HERE

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 be battling it out for Artist Of The Year this year. Last year Twenty One Pilots took on that coveted role.

The 4th annual APMAs will be broadcast live July 17, 2017 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This year it is hosted by Black Veil Brides Frontman Andy Black and features performances from 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. More performance announcements are on the way. Tickets are officially on sale now at www.altpress.com/apmas along with VIP packages-including Monster VIP Table, Ultimate VIP and Premium Seating-that offer the best seat in the house.

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:

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:

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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Alberto is a full time nerd with a passion for music and videos. When he's not filming, studying, or sleeping (often at the same time) he enjoys going on foodventures, crossing things off his to do/watch/read/eat lists, and singing off key at the top of his lungs.

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