Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mastodon: Emperor Of Sand picks up two Grammy nominations

Mastodon’s seventh album, “Emperor Of Sand”, has picked up a pair of Grammy nominations ahead of the 60th annual event this January.

“We are honored to be nominated for 2 #GRAMMYs this year!,” says the band. “Our album ‘Emperor of Sand’ has been nominated for Best Rock Album and our song ‘Sultan’s Curse’ has been nominated for Best Metal Performance. Thanks to our fans for all of the amazing support since the album was released earlier this year!”

Recorded last year with producer Brendan O’Brien at the Quarry in Kennesaw, GA, the project debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in April with opening week sales of 43,000 copies.

The feat marked the Atlanta band’s third US Top 10 following 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" (No. 6) and 2011's "The Hunter" (No. 10).

“Emperor Of Sand” will compete for “Best Rock Album” alongside records by Metallica, Nothing More, Queens Of The Stone Age and The War On Drugs.

In the “Best Metal Performance” category, “Sultan’s Curse” is joined by tracks from fellow nominees August Burns Red, Body Count, Code Orange and Meshuggah.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

Currently playing shows across Europe, Mastodon will wrap up their 2017 live schedule in London, UK on December 10.

60th annual Grammy Awards

Best Rock Album

"Emperor Of Sand" - Mastodon
"Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" - Metallica
"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" - Nothing More
"Villains" - Queens Of The Stone Age
"A Deeper Understanding" - The War On Drugs

Best Metal Performance

“Invisible Enemy” - August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” - Body Count
“Forever” - Code Orange
“Sultan’s Curse” - Mastodon
“Clockworks” - Meshuggah

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