Alternative Press Music Awards announce 2016 nominees

3-17-2016 6-06-24 PM

After much waiting, the nominees for the “2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards” have been unleashed. On Thursday (March 17), the music publication took to their Instagram page to release the names of the nominees for the third annual event. Instead of unveiling all the potential winners at once, the magazine decided to release the names in half-an-hour increments, much to the excitement, and frustration, of fans.

The complete list of categories and the nominees, can be seen below.

2016 ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

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:
Slipknot
Issues
Neck Deep
Beartooth
Motionless in White
Attila

Philanthropic Band of the Year:
Jake Luhrs – Heartsupport
Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation
The Used – Living the Dream
You Me at Six – Passport to the Bars
The Ghost Inside – Fundraiser, PETA
The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, the Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
This Wildlife – National Breast Cancer Foundation

Most Dedicated Fan Base:
The Ghost Inside
New Years Day
Issues
PVRIS
The Maine
Mayday Parade

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

Best Underground Band:
Moose Blood
Tiny Moving Parts
Creeper
Too Close to Touch
ROAM
Cane Hill

Album of the Year:
That’s the Spirit – Bring Me Horizon
Future Hearts – All Time Low
Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
Copacetic – Knuckle Puck
American Candy – The Maine
Madness – Sleeping With  Sirens
Around the World and Back – State Champs
Found in Faraway Places – August Burns Red
The Pale Emperor – Marilyn Manson
Life’s Not Out to Get You – Neck Deep

“The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards” will take place on July 18 at the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Voting for the nominees will begin on today at 6 p.m. EST on the awards’ official page on Alternative Presswebsite.

In addition to the lengthy list of bands who will make the trek to Ohio in the summer, the publication also announced that early bird ticket are currently available. Tickets for the mid-July event are currently available here and the ticket prices can range from 62.99 to $92.99.

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