The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were announced today. For the Best Metal Performance category you have five nominees. Those include Swedes Ghost, August Burns Red, Lamb Of God, Sevendust and Slipknot. Slipknot are nominated for the second year in a row for the same record, .5: The Gray Chapter albeit for a different song. At least they didn’t nominate a cover this year, right? Check out the nominees below.
Slipknot’s .5: The Gray Chapter is also nominated for Best Rock Album. They are nominated in both rock and metal categories.
“Best Metal Performance” category nominees:
August Burns Red: “Identity” (from Found In Far Away Places)
Ghost: “Cirice” (from the album Meliora)
Lamb Of God: “512” (from the album VII: Sturm Und Drang)
Slipknot: “Custer” (from the album .5: The Gray Chapter)
Sevendust: “Thank You” (from Kill The Flaw)
Last year, the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” Grammy 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.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 15th, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.