SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, GHOST, SEVENDUST and AUGUST BURNS RED are among the nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 15, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category are as follows:
Band: AUGUST BURNS RED
Track from: “Found In Far Away Places”
Label: Fearless Records
Track from: “Meliora”
Label: Loma Vista Recordings
Band: LAMB OF GOD
Track from: “VII: Sturm Und Drang”
Label: Epic Records
Song: “Thank You”
Track from: “Kill The Flaw”
Label: 7Bros Records
Track from: “.5: The Gray Chapter”
Label: Roadrunner Records
This year’s Grammy Awards process registered more than 21,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015).
Last year’s Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category went to TENACIOUS D, who were nominated for their cover version of the DIO classic “The Last In Line”, from the “Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life” tribute album.
TENACIOUS D beat out several notable metal acts, including ANTHRAX, which was nominated for its own contribution to “Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life”, a cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic “Neon Knights”.
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