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The Awards Academy has voted, the ballots have been sorted and the 2013 nominees in 23 Academy selected categories have been determined. The 2013 list of nominations welcomes back some former winners and nominees as well as some fresh faces.

This announcement includes 23 of the 27 total 2013 Awards category nominees. Still to come are announcements for OC Impact and Lifetime Achievement honors on February 4, the Best Live Band Showcase Series finalists after the last Showcase on February 19, and The People’s Choice Award nominees on Monday, March 4.

And the 2013 Nominees are…

Best Album – Must be released in 2012

Micah Brown – “The Isle of Her”
No Doubt – “Push and Shove”
Reel Big Fish – “Candy Coated Fury”
The Dirty Heads – “Cabin By the Sea”
The Ultimate Bearhug – “Just South of Los Angeles”

Best Song – Must be released in 2012

No Doubt – “Settle Down”
target=”_blank”The Dirty Heads – “Dance All Night”
The Ultimate Bearhug – “Foolish Things”
The Offspring – “Days Go By”
Lit – “The Broken”

Best New Artist

Breach The Summit
Douglas and the Furs
Nilu
The Field Trip
Wheeland Brothers

Best Metal

Avenged Sevenfold
Beneath the Buried
Core 10
Railroad To Alaska
Tyranis

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