And here we are. Another year gone by with some great single, albums, and rising artists, and another year for the Alternative Press Music Awards. The 2016 APMAS will take place in Columbus, OH on July 18, 2016, hosted by All Time Low’s very on Jack Barakat and Alex Gaskarth. If they are as funny as I remember when we shared the stage in 2007, it will be an entertaining time. The APMAS will feature A Day To Remember, Of Mice and Men, Beartooth, Paparoach (whaaaat?), Dashboard Confessional and many, many more. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase here.

Now, let’s get down to the nominees. We are will list them by category. If you think you had better suggestion, leave them in the comments below.


APMAS Album of the Year

[column size=one_half position=first ]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[/column]

[column size=one_half position=middle ]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[/column]


APMAS Song of the Year

[column size=one_half position=first ]Panic! At The Disco – “Hallelujah”
Pierce The Veil – “The Divine Zero”
State Champs – “Secrets”

[column size=one_half position=middle ]Falling In Reverse – “Just Like You”
Never Shout Never – “Hey! We OK”
Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”[/column]


APMAS Artist of the Year

[column size=one_quarter position=first ]All Time Low
Fall Out Boy
Motionless In White[/column]

[column size=two_third position=middle ]Panic! At The Disco
Real Friends
Sleeping With Sirens
Twenty One Pilots





APMAS Breakthrough Band

[column size=one_quarter position=first ]I Prevail
Knuckle Puck
Neck Deep[/column]

[column size=two_third position=middle ]New Years Day
Set It Off
State Champs





APMAS Best Undergound Band

[column size=one_quarter position=first ]Cane Hill
Moose Blood

[column size=two_third position=middle ]ROAM
Tiny Moving Parts
Too Close To Touch





APMAS Best Live Band

[column size=one_quarter position=first ]Motionless In White
Neck Deep

[column size=two_third position=middle ]Attila





APMAS Best International Band

[column size=one_quarter position=first ]As It Is (UK)
Babymetal (JP)
Marianas Trench (CA)

[column size=two_third position=middle ]One OK Rock (JP)
Parkway Drive (AU)
You Me At Six (UK)





APMAS Music Video

[column size=one_half position=first ]All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give”
August Burns Red – “Identity”
Panic! At The Disco – “Emperor’s New Clothes”

[column size=one_half position=middle ]State Champs – “If I’m Lucky”
The Wonder Years – “Cardinals”
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”[/column]


APMAS Vocalist

[column size=one_half position=first ]Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
Caleb Shomo – Beartooth
Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy

[column size=one_half position=middle ]Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
Corey Taylor – Slipknot[/column]


APMAS Guitarist

[column size=one_half position=first ]Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire

[column size=one_half position=middle ]Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
Misha Mansoor – Periphery
Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens[/column]


APMAS Bassist

[column size=one_half position=first ]Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
Skyler Acord – Issues
Ryan Neff – Miss May I

[column size=one_half position=middle ]Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
Kelen Capener – The Story So Far[/column]


APMAS Drummer

[column size=one_half position=first ]Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides
Loniel Robinson – letlive.
Jerod Boyd – Miss May I

[column size=one_half position=middle ]Dani Washington – Neck Deep
Maxx Danziger – Set It Off
Aaron Gillespie – Underoath[/column]


APMAS Artist Philanthropic

[column size=one_half position=first ]You Me At Six – Passport Back To The Bars, The Ghost Inside U.K. Fundraiser, PETA
Jake Luhrs – HeartSupport
The Used – Living The Dream[/column]

[column size=one_half position=middle ]The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, The Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
This Wild Life – National Breast Cancer Foundation
Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation[/column]


APMAS Most Dedicated Fan Base

[column size=one_quarter position=first ]Issues
Mayday Parade
New Years Day

[column size=two_thirds position=middle ]PVRIS
The Ghost Inside
The Maine[/column]


There we have it. Some great names, titles and tracks. Did your artist get picked over another? Did they miss anything? Let us know below and don’t forget to vote.


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