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Ghost Takes Home The "Best Metal Performance" Grammy

Looks like I called it: Ghost has taken home the Grammy award for this year's "best metal performance" category.

It's clear by the video below that the band was very out of place, with a perplexed crowd and an odd lack of applause, but that's probably to be expected considering the venue and how little emphasis gets placed on metal at this overblown awards show.

It's nice to see music of this variety breaking into the mainstream consciousness, although of course its odd that a band that's so tenuously connected to metal actually won the award.

Ghost's performance of "Cirice" from the "Meliora" album beat out the other nominees August Burns Red, Lamb Of God, Sevendust, and Slipknot.

The Grammy Awards were handed out on Monday, February 15th, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and televised live on CBS

Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls capped off a landmark 2015 appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's with a rousing performance of "Cirice," which reached the Top 5 radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.

Ghost will return to the U.S. this spring for a headlining tour to kick off in Montclair, NJ on April 13th. See below for a complete list of dates.

April 13 - The Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
April 14 - The Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA
April 15 - The Paramount - Long Island, NY
April 16 - College Street Music Hall - Waterbury, CT
April 17 - Buffalo, NY - Rapids Theatre
April 19 - The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
April 20 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
April 22 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
April 23 - The Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
April 25 - Emo's - Austin, TX
April 26 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
April 27 - The Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
April 29 - WXTB Rockfest - Tampa, FL
April 30 - Fort Rock - Ft. Myers, FL
May 1 - Welcome To Rockville - Jacksonville, FL
May 2 - Iron City - Birmingham, AL
May 3 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
May 4 - Tennesee Theater - Knoxville, TN
May 7 - Carolina Rebellion - Charlotte, NC
May 8 - The Hippodrome - Baltimore, MD
May 9 - The National - Richmond, VA
May 11 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
May 12 - Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN
May 13 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
May 17 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
May 19 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
May 20 - The Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
May 22 - Rock'N Derby - Albany, NY

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1. KickAssDuke writes:

Awkward

# Feb 15, 2016 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Lord Sar writes:

"tenuously connected"? They are the only band on that list that fits any of that category's blueprint laid down by the classic founders. So tired of people using the term "metal" as a synonym for "screamy" or "heaviest". Best Metal Performance doesn't also mean "Most Brutal Noise". Look into history. They deserved it. And what's funny is the type of music I play is screamed and growled (for the most part)...and I still stick by this.

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 5:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jebuz writes:

ghost was pretty damn cool on their first album. its all just satanic pop after that

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 6:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

Yes, tenuously connected indeed. I think Ghost was my first guess as well, but again, does it really matter who wins "best metal performance?"

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xFiruath writes:

I say this as someone who really liked the first album: yes, Ghost is only tenuously connected to metal. If it wasn't for the lyrics and imagery, no one in metal would care, and none of the metal sites would even cover the band. There's nothing rock with being an occult rock band instead of a metal - we cover plenty of them here at MU - but I can easily say Ghost really isn't a metal band.

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xFiruath writes:

sorry, should say *wrong with, not rock with.

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

I could easily agree with that. They're a rock band with a metal image. That being said I have my tickets to the Ghost show.

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. No one writes:

This band sucks

# Feb 16, 2016 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. zfucker writes:

its like jetro toll never stopped winning that first grammy. like for f*** sake why does any body that listens to real music give any singular f*** about what happened at the taylor swift award show

# Feb 20, 2016 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. zfucker writes:

ghost f***ing sucks. and so does every nomination for that award (i like some old LOG but that new album is crap)

# Feb 20, 2016 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. random guy with a gun writes:

Metal fans are too easy, just put a mask on or some make up and you have a legendary band, great for biz!

# Feb 21, 2016 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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