High on Fire Wins Grammy Award For Best Metal Performance

HIGH ON FIRE was honored with a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 10) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. HIGH ON FIRE was nominated for “Electric Messiah”, the title track of its 2018 album.

When HIGH ON FIRE was first nominated, guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike said in a statement: “We are so honored to be appreciated by our peers. We love and live our art.” Drummer Des Kensel added: “It doesn’t matter whether we win or not. It’s just an honor to be recognized for our hard work and sacrifice after devoting our whole lives to music.” Bassist Jeff Matz concurred, saying: “This is pretty mind-blowing. We’re beyond thrilled about the nomination. We all put a lot of sweat and sleepless nights into writing and recording this album. It’s amazing that our efforts are being recognized in this way.”

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – “Condemned To The Gallows”
DEAFHEAVEN – “Honeycomb”
HIGH ON FIRE – “Electric Messiah”
TRIVIUM – “Betrayer”
UNDEROATH – “On My Teeth”

The majority of the awards in the 84 Grammy categories spread across 30 fields are being handed out in a non-televised event, the Premiere Ceremony, this afternoon. The televised portion of the Grammys will begin on CBS at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET.

Last year, the Recording Academy announced several changes to the awards process, most notably to the “General Field” categories — record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best new artist — where the number of nominations was increased from five to eight. The Recording Academy also claims to have made greater efforts this year to diversify its voting body, reaching out to women and people of color specifically about becoming new members while requiring longtime members to re-qualify based on recent work.

The Grammys are voted on by approximately 13,000 Recording Academy members, who are comprised of artists, songwriters, producers and engineers. More than 21,000 recordings were submitted for Grammys consideration this year. For 2019 awards, music must have been released between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 in order to be eligible.

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High on Fire Wins Grammy Award For Best Metal Performance

HIGH ON FIRE was honored with a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 10) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. HIGH ON FIRE was nominated for “Electric Messiah”, the title track of its 2018 album.

When HIGH ON FIRE was first nominated, guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike said in a statement: “We are so honored to be appreciated by our peers. We love and live our art.” Drummer Des Kensel added: “It doesn’t matter whether we win or not. It’s just an honor to be recognized for our hard work and sacrifice after devoting our whole lives to music.” Bassist Jeff Matz concurred, saying: “This is pretty mind-blowing. We’re beyond thrilled about the nomination. We all put a lot of sweat and sleepless nights into writing and recording this album. It’s amazing that our efforts are being recognized in this way.”

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – “Condemned To The Gallows”
DEAFHEAVEN – “Honeycomb”
HIGH ON FIRE – “Electric Messiah”
TRIVIUM – “Betrayer”
UNDEROATH – “On My Teeth”

The majority of the awards in the 84 Grammy categories spread across 30 fields are being handed out in a non-televised event, the Premiere Ceremony, this afternoon. The televised portion of the Grammys will begin on CBS at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET.

Last year, the Recording Academy announced several changes to the awards process, most notably to the “General Field” categories — record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best new artist — where the number of nominations was increased from five to eight. The Recording Academy also claims to have made greater efforts this year to diversify its voting body, reaching out to women and people of color specifically about becoming new members while requiring longtime members to re-qualify based on recent work.

The Grammys are voted on by approximately 13,000 Recording Academy members, who are comprised of artists, songwriters, producers and engineers. More than 21,000 recordings were submitted for Grammys consideration this year. For 2019 awards, music must have been released between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 in order to be eligible.

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Louder Than Life At Champions Park In Louisville, KY 9/30 & 10/1

Band Performance Times Announced For Louder Than Life At Champions Park In Louisville, KYSaturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 Featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Prophets Of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus, Rob Zombie & More Onsite Attractions Including Bourbon World Presented By The Louisville Courier-Journal, Heavy Tiki, Rock ?N Roll ?N BBQ, The Big Easy Boil, Love & Fire […]

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Cadaveria And Necrodeath Reveal “Mondoscuro” Cover

The cover artwork has today been revealed for “Mondoscuro,” the announced EP co-starring Cadaveria and Necrodeath, both as distinct bands and as authors of new songs that are composed and played together.

The EP will contain six tracks: two brand new and co-written songs, two covers (one of The Beatles and one of Type O Negative) and two unusual “exchange of roles” that will see Cadaveria reinterpreting a classic by Necrodeath and Necrodeath performing a Cadaveria hit.

Among other surprises of “Mondoscuro” is the participation of Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle Of FIlth as special guest on vocals. The release of “Mondoscuro” through the Black Tears of Death label is expected later this summer.

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Enthring Splits With Guitarist Petteri Eväsoja

Finnish symphonic death metal band Enthring has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitarist:

“I’m sorry to inform you all that Petteri is no longer a part of Enthring. After the years of hard work and dedication it is his time to move on and concentrate on other aspects of life.

“He will leave a huge gap to be filled and we want to wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Zero drama is included.

“On the announced gigs Henri Vuorenmaa from My Reflection will be substituting as a guitarist.”

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Re-Scheduled UK/European Tour Dates

All is well! MOTÖRHEAD is pleased to announce the re-scheduled tour dates for their upcoming UK/European tour. Last week, Lemmy announced that the dates would have to be postponed, but in a quick turnaround, all dates have been re-scheduled and confirmed. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will be honored at […]

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Beauty In The Suffering Announces “The Crazies” Single

Beauty in the Suffering, the newly launched electro-metal studio project from producer DieTrich Thrall (Marazene), will release the band’s debut single, “The Crazies,” on November 5th, 2013.

Two years in the making, “The Crazies” marks the first new material released by DieTrich since Marazene’s 2011 cover of the Motley Crue track “Live Wire” and subsequent final single “Welcome to your Holiday.”

After spending the majority of 2012 locked away in his personal studio writing, arranging, and programming 40+ songs, DieTrich emerged for several minutes to announce his new project only to dive back into a 15 hour marathon studio session with drummer Chris Emery of American Head Charge. Other announced studio special guests include Aaron “Monty” Montgomery (Trapt), Angel Bartolotta (Dope, Team Cybergeist), Chris Telkes (Nocturne, The Razorblade Dolls), And Provo Provenzano (Skinlab, Rikets).

Provo has also been the engineering force behind the project. Said Provo: “Beauty in the Suffering is one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on lately. DieTrich is insanely precise in the studio and has a great vision for where his songs need to be and the diy ability and attitude to get it done right. DieTrich has also brought in some amazing studio musicians to help round out a unique and catchy collection of gritty and electronic based tunes. I can’t wait to get these songs out for the world to hear!”

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Belphegor Announces Russian 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

Belphegor will be releasing a new album in early 2014, and the band also recently announced plans for a run of 20th anniversary European shows. Now Belphegor has revealed the Russian stops of the tour:

02.10.2013 – RUS – Rostov, Arena Hall
03.10.2013 – RUS – Krasnador, Arena – Hall
05.10.2013 – RUS – St. Petersburg, Arctica
06.10.2013 – RUS – Moscow, Moskva Hall

The band comments: “Ave Russia! Ready to celebrate 20 years of Diabolical Death Musick with us??”

The other announced dates for the 20th anniversary tour also include:

08.08.2013 – CZ – Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival
09.08.2013 – CH – Hüttikon, Meh Suff Open Air
10.08.2013 – SP – Villena Leyendas Del Rock
11.08.2013 – UK – Derbyshire, Bloodstock Open Air
31.08.2013 – DE – Crispendorf, Wolfszeit Festival
21.09.2013 – AT – Braunau, Metal Orgy Fest
18.10.2013 – DE – Straubing, Metal Invasion Festival
15.11.2013 – DE – Luebeck, Metal Hammer Paradise
13.12.2013 – NL – Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
14.12.2013 – DEN – tba
28.12.2013 – DE – Speyer, Satans Convention Festival

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New EP “Lambs To The Slaughter” Announced By Loathe

Maltese metal band Loathe announced that the new EP “Lambs to the Slaughter” will be issued tomorrow (May 11th) through the band. Digital/CD orders can be made over at bandcamp. A pre-order allows for the immediate download of a track of your choice. The song “Bucketlove” can be heard streaming below.

“Lambs to the Slaughter” was engineered by Cedric Vella and David Vella and mixed and mastered by David Vella. The album’a artwork (shown below) was created by Max Vassallo with special help from Clint Tabone.

The track list for the EP is:

1. Watch The Children Prey
2. Guttermouths
3. A Glow So Haunting
4. Bucketlove 04:13
5. Mission: Dawn

Check out “Bucketlove” streaming below:

Lambs To The Slaughter by Loathe

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Amaranthe Announces Headlining Finnish Tour Dates

Amaranthe has checked in with the following announcement about headlining tour dates this coming March, 2013:

“Finnish headlining tour announced! Check the dates below! (This tour is without Stratovarius) We are STOKED to see you guys there! Cheers!”

8.3.2013 HELSINKI, Virgin Oil Co.
9.3.2013 SEINÄJOKI, Rytmikorjaamo [+ Steen1 Orkestra]
10.3.2013 OULU, 45-Special
12.3.2013 KUOPIO, Henry’s Pub
13.3.2013 TAMPERE, Klubi [+ One Morning Left]
14.3.2013 TURKU, Klubi [+ One Morning Left]
15.3.2013 JYVÄSKYLÄ, Lutakko
16.3.2013 JOENSUU, Kerubi

Amaranthe is also currently working on a new album to see release next year through Spinefarm Records. Watch the band’s latest studio video report right here.

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