Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, among 2020 Grammy nominees

Posted by on November 20, 2019

The nominees are in for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which takes place on Sunday, January 26th at the Los Angeles STAPLES Center. While snubbing metal seems like a tradition at the Grammy Awards, we still have one category to look forward to: Best Metal Performance.


This year’s Best Metal Performance nominees are:

01) “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” – Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi

02) “Humancide”  – Death Angel

03) “Bow Down” – I Prevail

04) “Unleashed” – Killswitch Engage

05) “7empest” – Tool


Check out the rock nominees below:


Best Rock Performance:

01) “Pretty Waste” – Bones UK

02) “This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.

03) “History Repeats” – Brittany Howard

04) “Woman” – Karen O & Danger Mouse

05) “Too Bad” – Rival Sons

Best Rock Song:

01) “Fear Inoculum” – Tool, songwriters (Tool)

02) “Give Yourself a Try” – George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)

03) “Harmony Hall” – Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)

04) “History Repeats” – Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

05) “This Land” – Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)


Best Rock Album:

01) AMO – Bring Me The Horizon

02) Social Cues – Cage the Elephant

03) In The End – The Cranberries

04) Trauma – I Prevail

05) Feral Roots – Rival Sons 


Best Alternative Music Album:

01) U.F.O.F – Big Thief

02) Assume Form – James Blake

03) I,I – Bon Iver

04) Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

05) Anima – Thom Yorke


It’s worth mentioning the general music categories have primarily excluded rock and metal. Another thing to note, Post Malone is nominated for his duo performance with Swae Lee “Sunflower” over his collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne, “Take What You Want.”  It could be argued this decision had something to do with the soundtrack Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Regardless, we will most likely see some of these winnings before the ceremony airs on CBS at 8PM ET/5PM ET during the pre-ceremony, which is how we saw High on Fire win the 2019 Best Metal Performance for “Electric Messiah.” 


Check out the complete 2020 nominees here

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