It was a banner year on the road, and while most bands make a little scratch with their new albums these days, if they can truly bring it live, they can definitely thrive. With that, we bring you the nominees for the Best Live Act in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.

All of these bands rocked us to the core on the stage this past year. You had the big headline makers on tour, with Black Sabbath, the Dillinger Escape Plan and Twisted Sister taking part in touring farewells, while Guns N' Roses welcomed back Slash and Duff McKagan for one of the most anticipated treks in quite some time. Both Slipknot and A Day to Remember staged their own festivals on top of their regular touring.

There were also veteran touring acts like Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Meshuggah, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Ghost, Gojira and Korn along with in-demand upstarts Babymetal ensuring that rock and metal were alive and well on the touring circuit.

But which live act was the best? Here's your chance to determine the category victor. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10AM ET in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.

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