Last night (February 15, 2016) was the 58th annual Grammy Awards! Stars from all over attended this prestigious event and anxiously awaited to see who would win what award.
One category that caused quite the hype over social media, was the Best Metal Performance. This particular award has existed since 1989, and was granted to many artists over the years such as Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Deftones, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and many, many more.
This year, the nominees were August Burns Red for "Identity", Slipknot for "Custer", Ghost for "Cirice", Lamb Of God for "512", and Sevendust for, "Thank You."
The 2016 Best Metal Performance Grammy went to the Swedish heavy metal band, Ghost!
One of the Nameless Ghouls for Ghost spoke to the official Grammy website about given this honor, and spoke of their absolute shock over just being nominated.
"Being nominated for a Grammy is obviously a big honor for any band or artist — obviously, ourselves included. Especially for us, as a Swedish band, it feels extra honoring, I guess. Especially us maneuvering in the rock genre, where traditionally it's usually British or American bands. To my knowledge, we are the first Swedish rock band to ever be nominated for a Grammy, which is also the reason why when we got the news that we were nominated, I just got a text saying, 'You're nominated for a Grammy.' In Sweden, we have another prize called Grammis, which, internationally, is referred to as the Swedish Grammy. So when I got the text, I told my friend next to me that we were nominated for a Grammis. So it took like an hour later until I actually got it confirmed that they were actually talking about a Grammy, not a Grammis, which was a very mind-boggling experience. So winning or not winning, just being nominated is a big honor, and for us it's definitely a sign of recognition that we can suck on for the rest of our lives."
The band has yet to say much about winning the award, but surely something will be said soon -once they get over the shock of it all. If you missed the Grammy Awards, watch the clip below of Ghost winning the Award.
Not sure who Ghost is? Be sure to check them out and read all about them here! We wrote about them as part of our Fort Rock series.
They will be performing at a ton of different festivals, such as 98 Rockfest, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock N' Derby here in the US, and a ton of others around Europe this spring/ fall. Or, you can catch them all over Europe now! For more information, head on over toGhost's official website, or the respective festival websites.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.