Nominees & Presenters Announced for the 2nd Annual Alterntive Press Music Awards

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TheJourneysAlternative Press Music Awards, fueled byMonster Energy Drink, is pleased to announce additional show performers, participants, sponsorship partners and presenters!In addition,Alternative Press Magazineis announcing the launch of their specialRock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museumexhibit, opening Tuesday, July 21st. Read below for more information on all newly announced details.

In addition to a newly confirmed performance fromCorey Taylorof Artist Of The Year nomineeSlipknotandStone Sour,theAPMAsare revealing plans for a special performance featuring four-time nomineesPVRISfronted by Best Vocalist nomineeLynn Gunnteaming up with special guest and fellow nomineeTyler Carterof the buzz bandIssues.

We’re so excited to be performing at this yearsAPMAs,says Gunn.”We even have some tricks up our sleeves with our good friend Tyler Carter.

Carter adds,I’m so excited. We[Issues]were so upset that we all wouldn’t be able to make theAPMAsthis year due to recording our second studio full length, but I’m just stoked that I get to rock the stage with my girl Lynn and her band. It’s definitely going to be above and beyond! I hope the APMAs are ready!

Additional live performances includeWeezer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low,Sum 41,a special performance fromNew Found GloryfeaturingHayley Williams, Taking Back Sunday,Halestorm,Black Veil Brides,Simple PlanandMotionless In White.The world-renownedContemporary Youth Orchestrawill also be returning to theAPMAsto accompany many of the evenings performances.

In addition to these performances, appearances will be made by members of68, As It Is,August Burns Red,Bullet For My Valentine,Mayday Parade,Motion City Soundtrack,Parkway Drive,Real Friends,Senses Fail,Set It Off,This Wild LifeandWhile She Sleepswith more to be announced soon.

On the eve of this yearsAPMAs,Alternative Press Magazinewill be honored by theRock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museumwith the unveiling of a special new exhibit,Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30, presented by Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen and Jakprints. To commemorate the milestone andAlternative Press unparalleled 30 years of championing underground musicand breaking some of the biggest names into the mainstream, the exhibit will feature a history of the magazine, its best stories and photos, and how the publication contributed a much-needed voice to the underground scene over the years. Special artifacts that will be on display include contact sheets from various photo shoots, cover art from hundreds of issues, letters toAlternative Press Magazinefrom fans and celebrities, early art work, video interviews with musicians featured over the years, footage from prior award shows and Vans Warped Tours, and more! The exhibit opening will kick-off with a special Sonic Session featuring Danish alt-rock groupNew Politicsand one ofAPs 100 Bands You Need to Know In 2015,Vinyl Theatre. For more information visitrockhall.com. More details on the exhibit and performances are forthcoming.

Voting on all awards is open now viawww.altpress.com/apmas, in addition to theBest Music Videoaward, which can be voted upon exclusively at anyJourneysretail location via voter mobile device and store-provided QR codes or viajourneys.com/bestmusicvideo.Voting ends on July 6, 2015.

 

The 2015 APMAs CATEGORIES, NOMINEES, and PRESENTERS are:

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 Were Just Changing

Artist Philanthropic presented by Sub City / Take Action

  • Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Dear Jack Foundation
  • Bayside The Human Rights Campaign
  • Koji Doctors Without Borders
  • Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red HeartSupport
  • 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
  • PVRIS
  • This Wild Life

Song Of The Year presented by Epitaph Records

  • Beartooth Beaten In Lips
  • Motionless In White Reincarnate
  • Real Friends I Dont 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)

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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