Without the fans, none of the artists listed in the various Loudwire Music Categories would be able to do what they do. The fans attend the shows, buy the music and show their support for their favorite acts on social media and beyond. Here we have six worthy nominees for Most Dedicated Fans, presented by BMG and Rise Records, in the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards.

Babymetal fans are rabid, whether it's going to see the Japanese teen-metal sensations opening up for bands like Korn and Guns N' Roses, or attending the band's own multi-date Five Fox Festival in Japan. Thanks to their fans, Babymetal have been on a meteoric rise over the past few years.

It's not easy moving on without a key member of the band, but despite parting ways with Tom DeLonge, Blink-182 continue to thrive, selling out shows and moving nearly 400,000 copies of their latest album, California, in the U.S. alone. All that is thanks to the band's extremely dedicated fans.

Halestorm are hard at work on a new album, but fans continue to support the band with great passion -- whether it be picking up the band's latest disc, Reanimate 3.0: The Covers EP, or checking the band out live or engaging frontwoman Lzzy Hale in heartfelt Twitter conversations.

I Prevail have built up a big following in a short amount of time, with their 2016 debut, Lifelines, closing in on 100,000 copies sold in the U.S. How big have they gotten? This fall, the band is headlining a North American trek with support from We Came As Romans, the Word Alive and Escape the Fate.

Iron Maiden fans are among the most loyal fans you'll ever find in heavy metal, continuously flocking to the band's mesmerizing live shows year after year. Additionally, the band's latest disc, The Book of Souls, was welcomed with open arms by the legendary act's legions of supporters.

Rammstein aren't the most active band in the world, but when the German band's wheels start turning, fans come out in droves. The few shows they played this year were all "must-see events," and now there's word that the band is working on a new album.

Vote up to once per hour for your favorite nominee in the poll below. The voting period ends Oct. 2 at 11:59PM ET. Winners will be announced at the Loudwire Music Awards ceremony taking place Oct. 24 at The Novo in Los Angeles. In addition to revealing the winners, the ceremony will feature performances by AnthraxHalestormBody CountStarsetNothing MorePower Trip and more, while honoring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.

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