Check Out the Nominees for the 2016 APMAs!

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Yesterday, Alternative Press announced the nominations for this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards! Check out all of the categories below and make sure to vote and get your tickets here! The award show will be on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

All Time Low



Fall Out Boy

Motionless In White

Panic! At The Disco

Real Friends

Sleeping with Sirens


Twenty One Pilots


Twenty six, majored in what most understand as the ability to speak, but is actually Communication, from Saint Xavier University. Proud born and raised Chicagoan! Enjoys music, the Chicago Blackhawks, Zac Efron, Harry Potter, Disney, and spending too much time on the Internet.