METALLICA, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are among the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced last night by The Recording Academy in the US.
The nominees in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category include:
ANTHRAX - 'T.N.T.'
BLACK SABBATH - 'God Is Dead?'
DREAM THEATER - 'The Enemy Inside'
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 'In Due Time'
VOLBEAT feat. King Diamond - 'Room 24'
LED ZEPPELIN's ‘Kashmir (Live)’ also earned Best Rock Performance while Zep's Celebration Day and Black Sabbath's 13 earned Best Rock Album. Sabbath's ‘God Is Dead?' also gave Black Sabbath a nod in the Best Rock Song category. METALLICA's Through The Never received a nomination in the Best Recording Package and ALICE IN CHAINS' The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here was chosen for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
The Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS on Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.