High on Fire Win Best Metal Performance at 2019 Grammys
High On Fire have won the award for Best Metal Performance for "Electric Messiah" at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
They beat out fellow nominees Between the Buried and Me ("Condemned to the Gallows"), Deafheaven ("Honeycomb"), Trivium ("Betrayer") and Underoath ("On My Teeth").
"Wow, what a trip,” said Matt Pike as the band accepted the award. “We never really needed an award for doing what we love. Twenty-one years later, thank you to the Academy.”
The band also thanked producer Kurt Ballou and their late manager Nick John during the speech.
"Music's Biggest Night" is happening in Los Angeles tonight (Feb. 10), and it's airing on CBS at 8PM ET. A total of 84 golden gramophones will be handed out throughout the night. All rock categories were once again left out of the primetime telecast and were handed out during the pre-telecast.
Last year's winner in this category was Mastodon, who earned their first Grammy Award after receiving several nominations in the past, winning the Best Metal Performance for the Emperor of Sand track "Sultan's Curse." Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters nabbed Best Rock Song in 2018 with "Run," The War on Drugs were awarded Best Rock Album for A Deeper Understanding and the late Leonard Cohen's "You Want It Darker" took Best Rock Performance last year.
Other rock categories announced during the pre-cast can be seen below:
Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkeys, "Four Out of Five"
Chris Cornell, "When Bad Does Good"
The Fever 333, "Made an America"
Greta Van Fleet, "Highway Tune"
Best Rock Song
Bring Me the Horizon, "MANTRA"
Greta Van Fleet, "Black Smoke Rising"
St. Vincent, "Masseducation"
Twenty One Pilots, "Jumpsuit"
Best Rock Album
Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy, M A N I A
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires
Weezer, Pacific Daydream
Best New Artist
Greta Van Fleet
Chloe X Halle
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction (Locked N' Loaded) Box Set
The Decemberists, I'll Be Your Girl
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest '73-74': The Complete Recordings
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of "Weird Al" Yankovic
Johnny Nicholas, Too Many Bad Habits
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