Traditionally, the GRAMMY Awards is a ceremony dominated by household name artists. Tonight, at the 60th annual bash in Madison Square Garden, New York City however, we have reason to pay closer attention than usual, thanks to nominations for a number of bands from the rock, metal and alternative world.
Of particular interest, is the tasty-looking Best Metal Performance
category, which sees August Burns Red (Invisible Enemy),
Body Count (Black Hoodie), Code Orange (Forever), Mastodon (Sultan's Curse) and
Meshuggah (Clockworks) duking it out. Though a win for any of the bands nominated will be huge, were the extreme Pittsburgh crew and former Kerrang! cover stars to emerge victorious, it would leave a mark in the mainstream that would feel monumental.