Let’s face it, Heavy Metal artists at any awards ceremony (besides their own) are quickly looked over in favour of some “hot at the time” pop singer who released an album which sold millions of copies, yet was over produced and lacks a lot of the hard work actual musicians put into their albums. Well this is where we focus on those hard working heavy acts who deserve their time in the spot light too and with the 58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees getting announced we are stoked to see some very familiar names getting a nod in the
Metal Performance category:
August Burns Red for “Identity” (from Found in Far Away Places)
Ghost for “Cirice” (from Meliora)
Lamb of God for “512” (from VII: Sturm Und Drang)
Sevendust for “Thank You” (from Kill the Flaw)
and Slipknot for “Cluster” (from .5: The Gray Chapter)
But the celebrations for Slipknot don’t end there, they’re also up for a Nomination in the Rock Album category for .5: The Gray Chapter up against the likes of James Bay, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie and Highly Suspect.
The Foo Fighters also scored themselves two Nominations in both the Rock Performance category for their track “Something from Nothing” (from Sonic Highways), and their ‘Sonic Highways” series received a nod in the Music Film category alongside the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy”
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15th in Los Angeles. We wish all the heavy acts a big good luck in their respected categories but remember, if you don’t win, you’ll still have the respect of your peers, family and fans all across the globe, which in some cases is more important that a gold door stopper.
Until next time, rock the fuck out