Loudwire Music Awards Partners With Apple Music

Loudwire Music Awards Partners With Apple Music

LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS--the ultimate rock 'n' roll award ceremony and concert announced today (August 15) ANTHRAX and NOTHING MORE will perform alongside previously announced artists ICE-T & BODY COUNT, HALESTORM, STARSET and POWER TRIP in addition to a special guest performance from ROB HALFORD. Tickets for the rock 'n' roll concert event on Tuesday, October 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles are on-sale now at: LOUDWIREAWARDS.COM.

"All of us in Anthrax are honored to be included in this year's Loudwire Music Awards, both as nominees in the Best Live Band category, and with a special performance at the show," says Charlie Benante of ANTHRAX. "The Loudwire Music Awards is a celebration of OUR music, and the support that Loudwire has given to all of us in hard rock, metal and thrash is really appreciated. We take pride in our live show as it's always a chance for us to connect with the audience, and we hope to bring the Loudwire Awards to a metalized frenzy with the special live set we're planning."
"Loudwire is on the forefront of rock, always sharing news about the best things in our genre," adds NOTHING MORE frontman Jonny Hawkins, adding, "so we're honored that they asked us to do this show... Can't wait!"
The Loudwire Music Awards will be curating exclusive playlists on Apple Music to spotlight the top hard rock and heavy metal released this year, and Apple Music will be featuring these playlists in support of the following awards categories: Heavy Metal Song of the Year, Hard Rock Song of the Year andBreakthrough Band. For the above categories, the fans will let their voices be heard by streaming the songs and the total streaming numbers will dictate the winners.
"Thanks to Apple Music, the international hard rock and heavy metal community can vote for these incredible artists in an entirely new way," saysJosh Bernstein, Director of Live Events for Townsquare Media "Supporting their favorites and discovering new talent through playlists curated by Loudwire's highly trusted editorial team."
This year Loudwire's staff opened up the band/artist nomination process by inviting the input of hard rock & heavy metal's top managers, publicists, DJs, agents, A&R reps, festival promoters and the artists themselves. The 2017 Loudwire Music Awards nominee class sees multiple nominations for industry heavyweights like METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD,and exciting newcomers POWER TRIP, CODE ORANGE, and FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLENSNAKES.
Starting today, August 15, 2017, Loudwire.com readers are able to vote in multiple awards categories, including Album and Artist of the Year at:LOUDWIREAWARDS.COM.
Following are the categories and nominees for the 2017 LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS:
HARD ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by FRONTIERS RECORDS
* In This Moment
* Korn
* Papa Roach
* Pretty Reckless
* Starset
* Stone Sour
METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
* Avenged Sevenfold
* Body Count
* Code Orange
* Mastodon
* Metallica
* Power Trip
HARD ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
* At The Drive In "In*Ter * A*Li*A"
* Highly Suspect "The Boy Who Died Wolf"
* Papa Roach "Crooked Teeth"
* Royal Thunder "WICK"
* Starset "Vessels"
* Stone Sour "Hydrograd"

METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by RAZOR & TIE
* Avenged Sevenfold "The Stage"
* Body Count "Bloodlust"
* Code Orange "Forever"
* Mastodon "Emperor of Sand"
* Metallica "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct"
* Power Trip "Nightmare Logic"
HARD ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR presented by APPLE MUSIC
* Foo Fighters "Run"
* Fozzy "Judas"
* I Prevail "Alone"
* Nothing More "Go To War"
* Of Mice & Men "Unbreakable"
* Starset "Monster"
METAL SONG OF THE YEAR presented by APPLE MUSIC
* Body Count "No Lives Matter"
* DragonForce "Ashes of the Dawn"
* Municipal Waste "Amateur Sketch"
* Obituary "Sentence Day"
* Pallbearer "I Saw The End"
* Power Trip "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)"

BEST LIVE BAND presented by eONE
* Amon Amarth
* Anthrax
* Behemoth
* The Dillinger Escape Plan
* Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
* Iron Maiden
MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by BMG/RISE
* Babymetal
* Blink-182
* Halestorm
* I Prevail
* Iron Maiden
* Rammstein
BREAKTHROUGH BAND presented by APPLE MUSIC
* Avatar
* Beartooth
* Bloodclot
* Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
* King Woman
* Royal Thunder
BEST NEW ARTIST presented by CENTURY MEDIA
* Black Map
* Cover Your Tracks
* Ded
* Gone Is Gone
* Greta Van Fleet
* Zeal & Ardor
BEST VOCALIST presented by FEARLESS RECORDS
* Chester Bennington, Linkin Park
* Maria Brink, In This Moment
* Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
* Myles Kennedy, Alter Bridge
* MLNY Parsonz, Royal Thunder
* Corey Taylor, Stone Sour
BEST GUITARIST
* Tosin Abasi. Animals As Leaders
* Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold
* Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher, Mastodon
* Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro - Megadeth
* Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge
* Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne/Zakk Sabbath
BEST DRUMMER
* Charlie Benante, Anthrax
* Brann Dailor, Mastodon
* Mario Duplantier, Gojira
* Tomas Haake, Meshuggah
* Matt Greiner, August Burns Red
* Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah
BEST BASSIST presented by INDIGO HOTELS
* Frank Bello, Anthrax
* Derek Boyer, Suffocation
* Rex Brown, Rex Brown
* Matt Freeman, Rancid
* Steve Harris, Iron Maiden
* Mike Kerr, Royal Blood
Previously announced:
The COURAGE AWARD - Tony Iommi
The LEMMY AWARD presented by EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT - Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST

WWE superstar Chris Jericho will serve as host for the first-everLOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS ceremony and concert with the GRAMMY Award-winning ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST receiving the "LemmyLifetime Achievement Award"-- named in honor of late MotörheadfrontmanLemmy Kilmister. Halford will join Black Sabbath guitarist and fellow heavy metal icon, Tony Iommi--who will be presented with the "Courage Award,"which recognizes not only his unparalleled musical output, but his absolute bravery in his battle with cancer.
LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS--the ultimate rock 'n' roll award ceremonyand concert--attracts the biggest names in the world of rock and will celebrate artists that have imprinted themselves on generations of rock fans and is proudly sponsored by Blacklight Media, BMG, Century Media, Entertainment One Music, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eleven Seven Music, Fearless Records, Frontiers Records, Metal Blade Records, Musicians Institute, Razor & Tie, Rise Records, Roadrunner Records, Spinefarm Records, Fearless Records, Suretone Records and Indigo Hotels.

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