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The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards Nominees Revealed...

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In an election year, it's appropriate that the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy has adopted a familiar red, white & blue color scheme as fan voting opens for the annual APMAS.  The nominees were revealed today via posts on Instagram and Twitter, along with a reminder that the show is being displaced from its longtime home in Cleveland due to the upcoming Republican National Convention. This year's event will instead be broadcast live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on the evening of July 18, 2016, with 8-time AP cover artists Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of ALL TIME LOW returning for hosting duties once more. And the nominees are...

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
  • Attilla
  • Beartooth
  • Issues
  • Motionless In White
  • Neck Deep
  • Slipknot
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
  • Issues
  • Mayday Parade
  • New Years Day
  • PVRIS
  • 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
  • Creeper
  • Moose Blood
  • ROAM
  • 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
  • Beartooth
  • PVRIS
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Motionless In White
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Real Friends
  • Sleeping with Sirens
  • Slipknot
  • Twenty One Pilots

Fans wishing to attend the 2016 APMAS can pick up earlybird pre-sale tickets for just $43 now through April 3 via Ticketmaster. General Public tickets will begin Monday, April 4 at 10am ET, with reserved seating priced from $62.99 - $92.99, and general admission floor tickets (standing room only) priced at $92.99.

Vote now at http://www.altpress.com/apmasvote2016

Rob Evanoff

West Coast Contributing Editor - THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine

A tenured veteran of the music industry, Rob is the founder and CEO of 1888 Media in Los Angeles. He has been involved in all aspects of the industry, working both at major and independent labels having managed and directed sales, marketing (tour, street, internet, 3rd party), publicity, A&R, advertising, production, graphic design, web design, packaging, business development, digital distribution, legal, licensing, publishing & royalties. 

Rob enjoys writing about music and the business of music. You can find more of his original content regularly at Matrix To A Muse.

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