Here Are The Nominees For The Loudwire Awards For 2017

A few days ago, the Loudwire website revealed the nominees for their 2017 Awards show and since the fans can make their voices known I felt that I should share the rundown with you. There are some interesting categories for sure and since Metal doesn’t really get a proper representation on the Grammy Awards, this is where we help to make the music count a little more. Here we go.

HARD ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
• In This Moment
• Korn
• Papa Roach
• Pretty Reckless
• Starset
• Stone Sour

METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Avenged Sevenfold
• Body Count
• Code Orange
• Mastodon
• Metallica
• Power Trip

HARD ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• At the Drive In, In•Ter • A•Li•A
• Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf
• Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth
• Royal Thunder, WICK
• Starset, Vessels
• Stone Sour, Hydrograd

METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by RAZOR & TIE
• Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage
• Body Count, Bloodlust
• Code Orange, Forever
• Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
• Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
• Power Trip, Nightmare Logic

HARD ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR presented by APPLE MUSIC
• Foo Fighters, “Run”
• Fozzy, “Judas”
• I Prevail, “Alone”
• Nothing More, “Go to War”
• Of Mice & Men, “Unbreakable”
• Starset, “Monster”

METAL SONG OF THE YEAR presented by APPLE MUSIC
• Body Count, “No Lives Matter”
• DragonForce, “Ashes of the Dawn”
• Municipal Waste, “Amateur Sketch”
• Obituary, “Sentence Day”
• Pallbearer, “I Saw The End”
• Power Trip, “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)”

BEST LIVE BAND presented by eONE
• Amon Amarth
• Anthrax
• Behemoth
• The Dillinger Escape Plan
• Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
• Iron Maiden

MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by BMG/RISE
• Babymetal
• Blink-182
• Halestorm
• I Prevail
• Iron Maiden
• Rammstein

BREAKTHROUGH BAND presented by APPLE MUSIC
• Avatar
• Beartooth
• Bloodclot
• Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
• King Woman
• Royal Thunder

BEST NEW ARTIST presented by CENTURY MEDIA
• Black Map
• Cover Your Tracks
• Ded
• Gone Is Gone
• Greta Van Fleet
• Zeal & Ardor

BEST VOCALIST presented by FEARLESS RECORDS
• Chester Bennington, Linkin Park
• Maria Brink, In This Moment
• Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
• Myles Kennedy, Alter Bridge
• MLNY Parsonz, Royal Thunder
• Corey Taylor, Stone Sour

BEST GUITARIST
• Tosin Abasi, Animals as Leaders
• Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold
• Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher, Mastodon
• Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro, Megadeth
• Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge
• Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne/Zakk Sabbath

BEST DRUMMER
• Charlie Benante, Anthrax
• Brann Dailor, Mastodon
• Mario Duplantier, Gojira
• Tomas Haake, Meshuggah
• Matt Greiner, August Burns Red
• Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah

BEST BASSIST presented by INDIGO HOTELS
• Frank Bello, Anthrax
• Derek Boyer, Suffocation
• Rex Brown, Rex Brown
• Matt Freeman, Rancid
• Steve Harris, Iron Maiden
• Mike Kerr, Royal Blood

Previously announced:
The COURAGE AWARD – Tony Iommi
The LEMMY AWARD presented by EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT – Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST

PiercingMetal Thoughts: The awards happen in late October and before you inquire about it, the answer is “No, we will not be there in the field reporting on it” (even though I think I might like a few days in California LOL). I am curious as to who you readers will be voting for so let me know down in the comments section below. When the awards do showcase who won, I will be sure to list those winners for you curious onlookers. Until next time.

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