NEWS: Winners of The APMAs 2017 confirmed!

This year’s ceremony for The APMAs (Alternative Press Music Awards) was once again a star studded and belt studded events, celebrating the achievements of acts and artists from across the alternative music scene for the past year.

The 2017 edition of the event, hosted by Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack, saw the likes of Pierce The Veil, State Champs, Every Time I Die, and Twenty One Pilots (to name a few) picking up awards for themselves.

You can see the list of winners and the other nominees for each respective award category, along with a stream of some red carpet action below.

BEST VOCALIST:
Ben Barlow (Neck Deep)
Cody Carson (Set It Off)
Derek DiScanio (State Champs)
John O’Callaghan (The Maine)
Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die/The Damned Things)
Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) – WINNER

BEST GUITARIST (Presented by PRS Guitars):
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria)
Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) – WINNER
Reba Meyers (Code Orange)
Steve Menoian (I Prevail)
Teppei Teranishi (Thrice)

BEST DRUMMER (Presented by Guitar Center, Remo and SJC Drums):
Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
Aric Improta (Night Verses/The Fever)
Dean Butterworth (Good Charlotte)
Frank Zummo (Sum 41) – WINNER
Matt Mingus (Dance Gavin Dance)
JP “Rook” Cappelletty (Machine Gun Kelly)

BEST BASSIST:
Alex Dean (Architects)
Chris Hinkley (I The Mighty)
Fat Mike (NoFx)
Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (Korn) – WINNER
Ryan Scott Graham (State Champs)
Sergio Vega (Deftones)

BEST HARD ROCK ARTIST (Presented by Metal Blade Records and Blacklight Media):
Bullet For My Valentine
Halestorm
Highly Suspect
In This Moment
Korn
The Pretty Reckless – WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST MUSIC VIDEO (Presented by Journeys):
K.Flay – ‘Blood In The Cut’
PUP – ‘Sleep In The Heat’
SWMRS – ‘Palm Trees’
Tiny Moving Parts – ‘Common Cold’
Watsky – ‘Don’t Be Nice’
With Confidence – ‘Voldemort’ – WINNER

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (Presented by Journeys):
Highly Suspect – ‘Bloodfeather’
I See Stars – ‘Calm Snow’
Korn – ‘Insane’
Memphis May Fire – ‘This Light I Hold (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)’
State Champs – ‘Losing Myself’ – WINNER
Sum 41 – ‘Fake My Own Death’

BEST UNDERGROUND BAND:
Broadside
Knocked Loose
Movements
Palaye Royale
Silent Planet – WINNER
With Confidence

BEST BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by SharpTone Records):
Avatar
Creeper
Ice Nine Kills
Moose Blood
One OK Rock
Waterparks – WINNER

MOST DEDICATED FANBASE (Presented by Fearless Records):
Melanie Martinez
Motionless In White
Paramore
PVRIS
Sleeping With Sirens
Twenty One Pilots – WINNER

SONG OF THE YEAR (Presented by Epitaph Records):
A Day To Remember – ‘Paranoia’
Andy Black – ‘We Don’t Have To Dance’ – WINNER
Pierce The Veil – ‘Circles’
Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Alpha Omega’
Real Friends – ‘Mess’
Waterparks – ‘Stupid For You’

BEST LIVE BAND:
Beartooth
Dance Gavin Dance
Falling In Reverse – WINNER
In This Moment
Issues
NoFx

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
A Day To Remember
Blink-182
Fall Out Boy
Good Charlotte
Green Day
Machine Gun Kelly
Panic! At The Disco – WINNER
Pierce The Veil
Sum 41
The Pretty Reckless

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Presented by Journeys):
Andy Black – ‘The Shadow Side’
Tonight Alive – ‘Limitless’
Architects – ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’
Attila – ‘Chaos’
Beartooth – Aggressive’
Every Time I Die – ‘Low Teens’
I Prevail – ‘Lifelines’
Moose Blood – ‘Blush’
Pierce The Veil – ‘Misadventures’ – WINNER
Waterparks – ‘Double Dare’

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