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Alternative Press Music Awards announce 2017 nominees

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Alternative Press‘ music awards always seems to be a fun show, almost in spite of itself. It’s pretty much the only awards show aside from the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards that caters to people under the drinking age. Yet the magazine’s pop-punk and screamo dynamic does dictate that “legacy” artists like Korn, Every Time I Die and Sum 41  make it in there alongside nu-emo and whatever the hell Machine Gun Kelly is. It’s the same awards show that saw Korn and Asking Alexandria cover Duran Duran and Rob Halford join Babymetal for a pair of Judas Priest covers. So even thought it doesn’t really cater to metal all that much, there’s always a seat at the table for the genre. 

The fourth Alternative Press Music Awards will be taking place on July 17th, and they’ve just announced the nominees. Be prepared to not know a lot of them, but there’s a solid showing of metal and hardcore alongside the parade of names you won’t know. Want to make your voice heard? Good luck going up against a bunch of 13 year olds with too much time on their hands, but you can pick your favorites here. Here are the nominees for the awards show ,which will be hosted by Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack: 

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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