Full Nominees Of The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

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Since we did this awards show rundown last year, I felt that it generated enough interest among our own readership to present it to you once again. Yesterday, the nominees for the Alternative Press Music Awards were announced and you can see the full rundown as culled from their resources down below. Let’s take a look together shall we?

Best Vocalist:
Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
Caleb Shomo – Beartooth
Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy
Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
Corey Taylor – Slipknot

Best Guitarist:
Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire
Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
Misha Mansoor – Periphery
Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens

Best Bassist Presented By Razor & Tie:
Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
Skyler Acord – Issues
Ryan Neff – Miss May I
Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
Kelen Capener – The Story So Far

Best Drummer Presented By DW Drums:
Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides
Loniel Robinson – letlive.
Jerod Boyd – Miss May I
Dani Washington – Neck Deep
Maxx Danziger – Set It Off
Aaron Gillespie – Underoath

Best International Band:
As It Is (United Kingdom)
Babymetal (Japan)
Marianas Trench (Canada)
One OK Rock (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
You Me At Six (United Kingdom)

Best Music Video Presented By Journeys:
All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give’’
August Burns Red – “Identity’’
Panic! At The Disco – ‘‘Emperor’s New Clothes’’
State Champs – ‘‘If I’m Lucky’’
The Wonder Years – “Cardinals’’
Twenty One Pilots – ‘‘Stressed Out’’

Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records:
Falling in Reverse – “Just Like You”
Never Shout Never – “Hey! We Ok”
Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”
Panic! At The Disco – “Hallelujah”
Pierce The Veil – “The Divine Zero”
State Champs – “Secrets”

Best Live Band:
Motionless In White
Neck Deep

Artist Philanthropic Presented By Hopeless Records And Sub City:
Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation
Jake Luhrs – HeartSupport
The Used – Living the Dream
The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, The Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
This Wild Life – National Breast Cancer Foundation
You Me at Six – Passport Back to the Bars, The Ghost Inside U.K. Fundraiser, PETA

Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:
Mayday Parade
New Year’s Day
The Ghost Inside
The Maine

Breakthrough Band:
I Prevail
Knuckle Puck
Neck Deep
New Years Day
Set It Off
State Champs

Best Underground Band:
Cane Hill
Moose Blood
Tiny Moving Parts
Too Close To Touch

Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys:
All Time Low – Future Hearts
August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Places
Bring Me The Horizon – That’s the Spirit
Knuckle Puck – Copacetic
The Maine – American Candy
Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out to Get You
Sleeping with Sirens – Madness
State Champs – Around The World And Back
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy:
All Time Low
Fall Out Boy
Motionless In White
Panic! At The Disco
Real Friends
Sleeping with Sirens
Twenty One Pilots

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: That’s some list isn’t it? Now I am sure that some of you are interested in who this humble scribe might want as his own favorites so let me share the ones that I’d like from some of these categories. I’m thinking either Lzzy Hale or Corey Taylor for Best Vocalist, Christian Coma (Black Veil Brides) as Best Drummer, Babymetal as Best International Band, Slipknot for Best Live Band, New Years Day as Breakthrough Band, Bring Me The Horizon with Album Of The Year and Sleeping With Sirens for Artist Of The Year. Please know that I went with Alt selections over a couple of the Metal ones since I am trying to get in the head of that audience. We shall see in the coming months who wins big right? What about you readers? Are you favorites in the nomination run down this year or were some artists you follow cheated? Chime in down below in the comments so we can learn more. See you next time and do stay tuned for the full winners list when that information becomes available.

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