Nominees For 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on July 17, and you can vote HERE.


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)
Chris Hinkley ( 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
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:

Knocked Loose
Palaye Royale
Silent Planet
With Confidence

Breakthrough Band:

Ice Nine Kills
Moose Blood
One Ok Rock

Best Hard Rock Artist:

Bullet For My Valentine
Highly Suspect
In This Moment
The Pretty Reckless

Best Live Band:

Dance Gavin Dance
Falling In Reverse
In This Moment

Best Music Video Presented By Journeys:

Highly Suspect – “Bloodfeather”
I See Stars – “Calm Snow”
Korn – “Insane””
Memphis May Fire – “This Light I Hold” (feat. 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
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 – “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“

As previously reported, Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack will host the event, and it will feature performances by Korn, Against Me!, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, One OK Rock, and The Pretty Reckless.


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