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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Saxon To Play Download Festival 2012 In Donnington

Legendary U.K. metal band Saxon announced that the band will perform at this year’s Download Festival in Donnington this year, which runs from June 8-10, 2012. The band will play the main stage on Saturday, June 9, 2012 with Metallica and Tenacious D.

Saxon’s announcement reads as follows:

“Back in Donington!
We are more than happy to announce that Saxon will perform on the mighty Download festival in UK!

After the superior performances in 2008 & 2010 and the legendary gig in 1980 (which was recorded and released as a bonus disc on the latest Saxon album “Call To Arms”) and the storming gig in 1982, Saxon will rock the main stage together with bands like Metallica, Tenacious D, Steel Panther and and and…

This will be the 5th Saxon appearance in Donington! Follow the call to arms and march to the holy grounds of Castle Donington to celebrate another powerful and great Saxon show!”

For the full lineup for Download, check out the tour poster here:

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Saxon To Play Download Festival 2012 In Donnington

Legendary U.K. metal band Saxon announced that the band will perform at this year’s Download Festival in Donnington this year, which runs from June 8-10, 2012. The band will play the main stage on Saturday, June 9, 2012 with Metallica and Tenacious D.

Saxon’s announcement reads as follows:

“Back in Donington!
We are more than happy to announce that Saxon will perform on the mighty Download festival in UK!

After the superior performances in 2008 & 2010 and the legendary gig in 1980 (which was recorded and released as a bonus disc on the latest Saxon album “Call To Arms”) and the storming gig in 1982, Saxon will rock the main stage together with bands like Metallica, Tenacious D, Steel Panther and and and…

This will be the 5th Saxon appearance in Donington! Follow the call to arms and march to the holy grounds of Castle Donington to celebrate another powerful and great Saxon show!”

For the full lineup for Download, check out the tour poster here:

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