In the following lists you can see the bands/artists who are the candidates, together with the 2014 winners in each category:
Category: LIVE EVENT
(2014 WINNER: Rick Wakeman, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 40th Anniversary Tour)
Anathema - Cathedral Tour
Devin Townsend - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Muse - Live At Download
HRH Prog 3
Kate Bush - Before The Dawn Tour
King Crimson - US Tour
The Enid Present: The Bridge
(2014 WINNER: Anathema - 'Anathema')
Big Big Train - "Wassail"
Christina Booth - "The Light"
Dave Kerzner - "Stranded"
John Lodge - "In My Mind"
Mew - "Satellites"
Public Service Broadcasting - "Gagarin"
Steve Hackett - "Love Song To A Vampire"
Tin Spirits - "Summer Now"
Vennart - "Operate"
Von Hertzen Brothers - "Hold Me Up"
Category: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(2014 WINNER: Transatlantic: Kaleidoscope)
Amplifier - "Mystoria"
Beardfish - "+4626 comfortzone"
Flying Colors - "Second Nature"
Nightwish - "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
Opeth - "Pale Communion"
Pink Floyd - "The Endless River"
Periphery - "Juggernaut"
Steven Wilson - "Hand.Cannot.Erase"
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - "Motorcade Amnesiacs"
The Pineapple Thief - "Magnolia"
Category: ARTIST/BAND OF THE YEAR
(2014 WINNER: Dream Theater)
Between The Buried & Me
Von Hertzen Brothers
I strongly disagree with some candidates in some of the categories, but it doesn't really matter. I'm not going to write my opininon here, because there is no reason at all.
I wrote this post in order to inform you about this interesting event, and that's all. The only thing we have to do now, is to wait until the 3rd of September, in order to learn the winners... :-)