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Metallica, Slipknot And More Nominated For Grammys

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The shortlists have been announced for the 2009 Grammy Awards which will be held at the Staples Centre In Los Angeles, California. The nominees and categories are as follows:

Best Hard Rock Performance

Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"
Judas Priest - "Visions"
The Mars Volta - "Wax Simulacra"
Motley Crue - "Saints Of Los Angeles"
Rob Zombie - "Lords Of Salem"

Best Metal Performance

Dragonforce - "Heroes Of Our Time"
Judas Priest - "Nostradamus"
Metallica - "My Apocalypse"
Ministry - "Under My Thumb"
Slipknot - "Psychosocial"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

David Gilmour - "Castellorizon"
Metallica - "Suicide & Redemption"
Nine Inch Nails - "34 Ghost I-IV"
Rush - "Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)"
Zappa Plays Zappa - "Peaches En Regalia"

Best Rock Album

Coldplay - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends"
Kid Rock - "Rock And Roll Jesus"
Kings Of Leon - "Only By Night"
Metallica - "Death Magnetic"
The Raconteurs - "Consolers Of The Lonely"

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

The Grammys are an offense to metal, it's always a double edged sword because we both want to give metal bands exposure and have them treated fairly... all in all the Grammys have been so shocking in how they have treated metal I'd rather see the award pulled all together than keep on bumbling on.

Maybe just the format of relying on album sales as a factor in nomination just isn't suited to metal.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Popctrl writes:

People ask me why I hate society as a whole. Until now I couldn't find the words. But now I have them. Dragonforce is the first nominee in the metal category for the Grammys.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

It's interesting how they break out "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance" and then they put Metallica under "Best Rock Album." Huh? Isn't there a best metal album category? I thought that's what Slayer won the other year. Or was that single? It wasn't a "rock" category I'm pretty sure though.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. b12 writes:

ill kill somebody if mars volta wins

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. IrishMetal writes:

Post 2 - you have a point but the real reason is they're up there in alphabetical order

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. godlike writes:

uuuuuhhh.... alphabetical order.... what a concept ;-)

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. IrishMetal writes:

^There's the humour we've all been hearing about hahaha

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrunoHockalugie writes:

For some reason whenver I hear the word Grammy I think of Milli Vanilli...

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. duncan hills writes:

hmm
i wouldn't have put my apocalypse up there to represent tallica - bbs, day that never comes, cyanid, that was just your life, end of the line, not my apocalypse

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Toki wartooth not a bumblebee writes:

Snare + Snare + Snare= Grammy

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BonduMetal writes:

slipknot isn't metal

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Bruno: Funny, because that word (Grammy) put together with the word metal always makes me think of Jethro Tull. EPIC FAIL!!!

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

b12 writes:
ill kill somebody if mars volta wins


the mars volta is pretty good. although i will disagree with the category they are in though. i would consider them modern progressive psychadelic rock.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Necropolis writes:

Ahh, they are adding that category to the grammies next year.

Jethro Tull was the ultimate b**** slap and the reason why the metal category in the grammies will never have any significance.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MetalMilitia223 writes:

I think if anything deserves to be nominated for best rock (metal) album of year, it's Fortress from Protest the Hero. They really deserve more fame then they currently have.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Popctrl writes:

^ But it's all on sales. So basically a popularity contest. And we know those are always representative of the metal community.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DarkXmaster writes:

We know Metallica will win, i mean ever since 1992 they have won atleast 1 grammy for every. I hope next year i'll be megadeth, korn and slayer to be nominated.
Oh yea psychosocial is like enter sandmen so Slipknot may end up like Metallica/KoRn. f*** GayForce.

# Dec 4, 2008 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^except Slipknot and Korn didnt have 4 monumental masterpiece albums to fall into mediocrity from like metallica did; it was just a step down from the chair they were standing on.

As for the grammy's themselves....sigh. No. Metal needs to stay underground, or at least have it's head on it's shoulders if it gets famous. Sell acouple million albums, sold-out stadiums, that whole bag, sure. The grammy's though, is the most pompous self-engrandizing thing a metal band could attend, and the one thing they should stay the farthest from.

I enjoy noticing some of my favorite bands are getting recognition they deserve sometimes, but when Ministry and Slipknot are in competition, you know something is wrong with the world.

Now Playing: Typo Negative- Dead Again

# Dec 5, 2008 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. I'm not a spammer writes:

Actually, art is like an inert gas. No reaction with AWARDS & CRITICS.
It always remains in it's original value varied with individuals.

For instance, if Trivium came to Burma, I'm ready to reward my sister.

# Dec 5, 2008 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fuck_A_Name writes:

You should spam that comment repeatedly^

Noone could accuse you of spamming, because not only is your post eloquent and articulate, but your name rules out any argument that you could be a spammer. win/win

I would like to say though, that Dragonforce sh**s all over that sh**ty new kids n the block pop-rock, look-at-me-i-have-a-gimmick band Judas priest. f*** those guys, they have no idea what metal is.

# Dec 5, 2008 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. kornsuig writes:

Korn the gayest band ever!!!
It will be dragonforce or metallica!!

# Dec 5, 2008 @ 4:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DevdaZ writes:

Hermann is awesome, they deserve it.

# Dec 6, 2008 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. XWigglesX writes:

Coldplay are better than all of the others. And COLDPLAY f***ING SUCK BALLS! Sad.

# Dec 6, 2008 @ 2:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DeadSilent writes:

I can assure that slipknot is going to win the best metal performance. psychosocial is f*king awesome.

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. bully writes:

fck the grammys & fck those two bands!!!

and if you don't like it, fck you too!!

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. psythe writes:

lol at first glance I thought post 19 was by "I'm not a spanner" :P

My votes:
Mars Volta
Judas Priest
NIN
Kings of Leon

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Blindgreed1 writes:

bully: I think I like your style.

NP: Flesh Storm - Slayer.

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. yazdankm writes:

i have the same idea like 1. Cynic

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. yazdankm writes:

check this out :
w w w . Y A Z D A N K M . P E R S I A N B L O G . I R

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. b12 writes:

best metal performance : amon amarth "twilight of the thundergod". Best rock album : shinedown "sound of madness". Best rock instrumental: anything off of agalloch's new album "the white". and i dont really care about hard rock but maybe "five finger death punch" even tho i dont like them.

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 1:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Cynic writes:

I've been listening to heaps of Agalloch lately, great band. Haven't heard their new EP but it sounds good - although sucks they're going the instrumental way, their clean vocalist is amazing.

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. b12 writes:

cynic i agree that it kinda sucks going the instrumental full on but even so the music of these guys is incredible theres just so much atmosphere. there vocalists has also a good black metal style too.

np = agalloch "hawthorne passage"

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 2:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. psythe writes:

I hate it when a band finds a brilliant vocalist and then doesn't maximise his utility! Like the guy from Butterfly Effect, has an AMAZING clean voice - when he uses it. Which is nowhere near as much as he should.

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 3:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. TMP writes:

i sucked her p***y dry and licked her mouth and f***ed her in her emo face!

# Dec 13, 2008 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. ??? writes:

some realy good bands were listed

# Dec 19, 2008 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. bully writes:

the grammy judges are all gay & don't know sht.

# Dec 19, 2008 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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