DREAM THEATER Comments On Grammy Nomination

Monday, 9th December 2013

DREAM THEATER’s spirit of adventure and fearless musical virtuosity continues to reap dividends for the progressive metal titans who’ve just earned their second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance” for their single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled album on Roadrunner Records. The band — John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards & continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums) — received its first-ever Grammy nomination in 2012 for “On The Backs Of Angels” (from their “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” album) in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category.

DREAM THEATER has expressed their excitement over the Grammy news in this group statement: “We are all incredibly honored and excited about being nominated for a Grammy this year!

“News of our first nomination two years ago was amazing and now to be nominated for a second time is just mindblowing!

“We’re so proud to be included in such an awesome group of bands and extremely grateful to all the academy members who voted for us.

“To us, the acknowledgment, affirmation and recognition of progressive music by the Grammys is especially meaningful and rewarding for us.

“Best of luck to all the nominees — and thank you once again!!”

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category are as follows:

ANTHRAX – “T.N.T.”
Track from: Anthems
Label: Megaforce

BLACK SABBATH – “God Is Dead?”
Track from: 13
Label: Vertigo/Republic

DREAM THEATER – “The Enemy Inside”
Track from: Dream Theater
Label: Roadrunner Records

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – “In Due Time”
Track from: Disarm The Descent
Label: Roadrunner Records

VOLBEAT feat. King Diamond – “Room 24”
Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Label: Republic Records

The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.