2011 TuneLab Awards Finalists

Voting to determine the top six finalists in each category for the tunelab.com end of the year awards has now been closed. To say the response was overwhelming would be an understatement — there were a total of 27,001 unique voters that voted a total of 42,604 times. Below is the full list of finalists, and voting will be open soon to determine the winners in each category. Thank you to all those who voted and encouraged others to vote!

Album of the Year
Black Stone Cherry – Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Art of Dying – Vices and Virtue
The Sammus Theory – Trusting The Liar
Pop Evil – War of Angels
Seether – Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Unsigned Album of the Year
The Sammus Theory – Trusting The Liar
Heart-Set Self-Destruct – Of Nightmares
Noctura – Surrender the Sun
Eye Empire – Moment of Impact
Greek Fire – Deus Ex Machina
Candlelight Red – The Wreckage

Debut Album of the Year
Kopek – White Collar Lies
Eye Empire – Moment of Impact
Madam Adam – Madam Adam
Lansdowne – Blue Collar Revolver
9 Left Dead – The Wrong Things
Greek Fire – Deus Ex Machina

Unsigned Debut Album of the Year
Lansdowne – Blue Collar Revolver
9 Left Dead – The Wrong Things
Eye Empire – Moment of Impact
Greek Fire – Deus Ex Machina
Our Waking Hour – Seconds To Save Her
Hell or Highwater – Begin Again

EP of the Year
DoryDrive – Dance Baby Dance
Right On Red – Fast Track to Everywhere
Oceans Divide – Self-titled EP
Charetta – A Nation Distracted
Cavo – Sounds from the Hollow
Ben Moody – You Can’t Regret What You Don’t Remember

Music Video of the Year
Avenged Sevenfold – So Far Away
Stone Sour – Hesitate
Adelitas Way – Sick
Foo Fighters – Walk
Rise Against – Make It Stop (September’s Children)
Red – Feed the Machine

Single of the Year
Avenged Sevenfold – Not Ready to Die
Art of Dying – Die Trying
Three Days Grace – Lost In You
Seether – Country Song
10 Years – Fix Me
Pop Evil – Monster You Made

Debut Single of the Year
Candlelight Red – Closer
Kopek – Cocaine Chest Pains
Greek Fire – Doesn’t Matter Anyway
Oceans Divide – Barely Alive
Heart-Set Self-Destruct – Monster
D.R.U.G.S. – Sex Life

Most Fan-Friendly Band
Avenged Sevenfold
Papa Roach
Alter Bridge
Like a Storm
Framing Hanley
Crossfade

Lyrical Performance of the Year
Joan Red – No Goodbye
10 Years – Fix Me
Foo Fighters – Walk
Fair to Midland – Amarillo Sleeps on my Pillow
Fair to Midland – Rikki Tikki Tavi
Kopek – Sin City

Vocal Performance of the Year
DoryDrive – All the Same
State Your Cause – Steal the Stars
Crossfade – I Think You Should Know
Fair to Midland – The Greener Grass
Eye Empire – More than Fate
Kopek – Sin City

Guitar Performance of the Year
Avenged Sevenfold – Not Ready to Die
Crossfade – Make Me a Believer
Eye Empire – I Pray
Staind – Falling
Trivium – Of All These Yesterdays
Dream Theater – On the Backs of Angels

Bass Performance of the Year
Sixx A.M. – This Is Gonna Hurt
Evans Blue – Can’t Go On
12 Stones – Bulletproof
Incubus – Adolescents
Dream Theater – Bridges in the Sky
Thrice – Promises

Drum Performance of the Year
Crossfade – Killing Me Inside
Five Finger Death Punch – Back for More
Eye Empire – Idiot
Black Tide – Walking Dead Man
Dream Theater – Breaking All Illusions
Mastodon – Octopus Has No Friends