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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

Anthrax Black Sabbath Dream Theater Killswitch Engage Volbeat King Diamond
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Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category.

The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there’s a diverse group of acts populating the category.

The Best Metal Performance nominees include Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage and Volbeat, featuring King Diamond.

Of those acts, only Black Sabbath has previously won a Grammy in the category. They took home the Best Metal Performance in 2000 for its live rendition of ‘Iron Man.’

Anthrax, was nominated for its cover of AC/DC‘s ‘T.N.T’ off its ‘Anthems’ collection, and Black Sabbath with its hit song ‘God Is Dead?’

There’s also representation from the prog metal community, with Dream Theater’s ‘The Enemy Inside.’ Meanwhile, Killswitch Engage and Volbeat represent metal’s younger generation with ‘In Due Time’ and ‘Room 24,’ respectively. The latter track, of course, also features a metal icon as King Diamond joined Volbeat on the song.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards are Sunday, Jan. 26, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the show airs at 8 p.m. EST on CBS-TV.

Best Metal Performance Nominees

Anthrax, ‘T.N.T.’
Black Sabbath, ‘God Is Dead?’
Dream Theater, ‘The Enemy Inside’
Killswitch Engage, ‘In Due Time’
Volbeat with King Diamond, ‘Room 24′

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