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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See Body Count Perform “Black Hoodie” At The 2018 “GRAMMY Awards”

A clip of Body Count performing their GRAMMY nominated song “Black Hoodie” at the GRAMMY Awards pre-show can be streamed below. The outfit were nominated for the ‘Best Metal Performance’, though lost to Mastodon, who took home the award with their track “Sultan’s Curse“.

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Watch Metallica & Lady Gaga Performing “Moth Into Flame” Somewhat “Together” At The Grammys Awards

Metallica took to the stage with Lady Gaga tonight at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. They more or less performed “Moth Into Flame” “together”. It quickly became clear that James Hetfield’s mic wasn’t working, visibly frustrating the Metallica frontman as Lady Gaga carried on performing. At the end of the performance, Hetfield knocked down his mic stand and threw his guitar offstage.

Check it our below…

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KORN’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ Enters Billboard 200 at #4 and #1 On Both Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums Charts

The Serenity of Suffering cover art by Ron English As one of the biggest names in both rock and metal music, KORN’s accolades are unparalleled. With 40+ million in career spanning album sales, two Grammy Awards, almost 15 million social media followers between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and over 22 years of non-stop touring sold-out […]

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KORN’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ Enters Billboard 200 at #4 and #1 On Both Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums Charts

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KORN’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ Enters Billboard 200 at #4 and #1 On Both Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums Charts

The Serenity of Suffering cover art by Ron English As one of the biggest names in both rock and metal music, KORN’s accolades are unparalleled. With 40+ million in career spanning album sales, two Grammy Awards, almost 15 million social media followers between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and over 22 years of non-stop touring sold-out […]

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KORN’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ Enters Billboard 200 at #4 and #1 On Both Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums Charts

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AC/DC Posts “Rocks The Blues Away” Video

AC/DC has a new video clip out now for “Rock The Blues Away,” which is the third official clip taken off the 2014 studio album “Rock Or Bust.”

The video was shot in Los Angeles in February immediately after the band delivered a performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. Be sure to also check out the band’s previously released video clip for the “Rock Or Bust” title track at this location.

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Best Metal Performance Grammy Nominees Include Anthrax, Mastodon, And More

The nominees for the 57th Grammy Awards have now been revealed, which includes a “best metal performance” category. The nominees in the category for the 2015 awards are:

“Neon Knights” by Anthrax (Ronnie James Dio cover)
“High Road” by Mastodon
“Heartbreaker” by Motörhead
“The Negative One” by Slipknot
“The Last In Line” by Tenacious D

Who do you think should win, and who should have been nominated instead?

In other metal-related nominations, Metallica’s “Through The Never” movie is also nominated in the “Best Music Film” category. The Grammy Awards will take place on February 8th, 2015 and the full list of nominees can be seen at this location.

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Foreshadow Comments On IMEA “Metal Group Of The Year” Award

On Saturday, October 4th the second annual IMEA Awards took place at the Paramount Theater in Ashland, Kentucky.

Thanks to the band’s great fan support and acknowledgments from the International Music and Entertainment Association, extreme metal band Foreshadow accepted the award for “Metal Group Of The Year” 2014.

Aaron Robinson (Guitars) and Daniel McConaghy (Vocals) accepted the award on behalf of the remaining members.

Foreshadow originated in Tampa, Florida in early 2008; since that time the group has been blending the genres of death metal, black metal, and old school thrash metal to create its own unique sound. Foreshadow had this to say about the awards:

“It is fantastic that the IMEA Awards gives proper representation to metal music by offering three different categories. We are honored to have been recognized by our peers. We can’t thank all our fans enough who voted for us, and have supported us. You are why we are here.”

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Metallica Sets New Sales Record With The Black Album

Metallica’s self-titled fifth studio album (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), already the best-selling album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, has become the first album to scan over 16 million units in SoundScan’s history.

In addition to this milestone, “The Black Album” continues to hold the record for the most weeks spent on the Billboard 200 chart in the Nielsen SoundScan era. At 307 weeks on the Billboard 200, it is also the third longest charting studio album (following the transcendent releases Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and Carole King’s “Tapestry”) and the sixth longest charting album of any kind in Billboard history.

A notable portion of those 307 weeks is the current run of 20 consecutive weeks that “The Black Album” has spent on the Billboard 200 in 2014. This is due in large part to the band’s performance on the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26th, followed two days later by the release of “Metallica Through the Never” on all home video formats.

Produced by Bob Rock, “Metallica” was released on August 12th, 1991, and debuted at No. 1 a week after its release marking the band’s first chart-topping album. It has since been certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in 34 countries, and received a Diamond certification in the United States in 1997 for 10 million albums sold.

“The Black Album” also spawned five hit singles including “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Sad But True; all of which have earned gold, platinum, or multi-platinum certification by the RIAA.

Metallica toured for three years in support of “The Black Album,” playing over 300 shows around the world, including the infamous Monsters of Rock show in Moscow in the fall of 1991 at Tuschino Airfield. The concert, billed as the first free, outdoor Western rock concert in Soviet history, drew an estimated crowd of 1.6 million.

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