Nominees Revealed For 2015 ‘Alternative Press Music Awards’


Alternative Press have announced the nominees and initial performers for their second annual ‘Alternative Press Music Awards‘. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony that will take place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on July 22nd. Scheduled live performers include:

Panic! At The Disco
All Time Low
New Found Glory
(feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)
Taking Back Sunday
Simple Plan
Black Veil Brides
Sum 41
Motionless In White
Madden Brothers

All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat will be hosting the awards, which include the following nominees:

Artist Of The Year presented by Monster Energy Drink:

  • Against Me!
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Crown The Empire
  • Issues
  • Motionless In White
  • New Found Glory
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Slipknot
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Weezer

Album Of The Year presented by Journeys:

  • Beartooth – “Disgusting
  • Black Veil Brides – “Black Veil Brides
  • Circa Survive – “Descensus
  • Every Time I Die – “From Parts Unknown
  • frnkiero andthe cellabration – “Stomachaches
  • Gerard Way – “Hesitant Alien
  • Issues – “Issues
  • La Dispute – “Rooms Of The House
  • Linkin Park – “The Hunting Party
  • Real Friends – “Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing

Artist Philanthropic presented by Sub City / Take Action:

  • Andrew McMahon In The WildernessDear Jack Foundation
  • BaysideThe Human Rights Campaign
  • KojiDoctors Without Borders
  • Jake Luhrs of August Burns RedHeartSupport
  • Simple PlanThe Simple Plan Foundation
  • Taking Back SundayAmerican Cancer Society

Best Live Band presented by Macbeth:

  • A Day To Remember
  • letlive.
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Paramore
  • twenty one pilots
  • The Wonder Years

Breakthrough Band presented by Splat!:

  • Beartooth
  • Echosmith
  • Modern Baseball
  • Neck Deep
  • This Wild Life

Song Of The Year presented by Epitaph Records:

  • Beartooth – “Beaten In Lips
  • Motionless In White – “Reincarnate
  • Real Friends – “I Don’t Love You Anymore
  • Set It Off – “Why Worry
  • Sleeping With Sirens – “Kick Me
  • PVRIS – “My House

Best International Band:

  • The 1975 (UK)
  • The Amity Affliction (Australia)
  • Marmozets (UK)
  • New Politics (Denmark)
  • Northlane (Australia)
  • Crossfaith (Japan)

Best Music Video presented by Journeys:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “Drown
  • A Day To Remember – “End Of Me
  • Fall Out Boy – “Centuries
  • Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation
  • PVRIS – “St. Patrick
  • Set It Off – “Why Worry

Most Dedicated Fans presented by Fearless Records:

  • All Time Low (Hustlers)
  • Crown The Empire (The Runaways)
  • Fall Out Boy (Overcast Kids)
  • Motionless In White (Creatures)
  • Paramore (Parafamily)
  • twenty one pilots (Skeleton Clique)

Best Underground Band presented by Sumerian Records:

  • Being As An Ocean
  • The Hotelier
  • Knuckle Puck
  • Major League
  • State Champs
  • Tigers Jaw

Best Vocalist:

  • Tyler Carter (Issues)
  • Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
  • Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)
  • Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday)
  • Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)
  • Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Best Guitarist:

  • Arun Bali (Saves The Day)
  • Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Tony Perry (Pierce The Veil)
  • Kevin Skaff (A Day To Remember)
  • Will Swan (Dance Gavin Dance)
  • Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)

Best Bassist presented by Razor & Tie Records:

  • Kyle Fasel (Real Friends)
  • Jeph Howard (The Used)
  • Ryan Jay Johnson (letlive.)
  • Zack Merrick (All Time Low)
  • Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White)
  • Dallon Weekes (Panic! At The Disco)

Best Drummer presented by DW Drums:

  • Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory)
  • Rian Dawson (All Time Low)
  • Jake Garland (Memphis May Fire)
  • Adam Gray (Texas In July)
  • Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)
  • Luke Holland (The Word Alive)

The ‘Vanguard’ and ‘Icon’ categories will not be voted. Fan voting on all other categories is currently open over at

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