2014 Grammy Nominees Include BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, And More

Saturday, 7th December 2013

BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are among the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 26, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the sixth year, nominations for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night”, a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

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

BLACK SABBATH’s “God Is Dead?” also picked up a nomination in the “Best Rock Song” category. In addition, the band’s comeback CD, 13, earned a nod for “Best Rock Album”, alongside LED ZEPPELIN’s Celebration Day and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’s …Like Clockwork, among others.

METALLICA’s Through The Never received a nomination for “Best Recording Package” and ALICE IN CHAINS’ The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is up for the “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical” award.

“This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, in a statement.

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