GRAMMY Awards: Vote for Best Metal Performance

The nominees are as heavy as ever.

January 23, 2019
Matt Heafy of Trivium performs at O2 Academy on April 17, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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The 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are now less than three weeks away, and we want to know who you think should win the biggest awards. The nominees in the category that is turned up to 10 are all headbanging veterans who are finally getting the respect they deserve. The Best Metal Performance nominees have released a combined 37 studio albums over two decades, and the hard work is about to pay off for one of them.

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Check out the nominees and vote for your favorite at the bottom of the page.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - "Condemned to the Gallows"

The first nomination for the North Carolina band that released its first album in 2000.

DEAFHEAVEN - "Honeycomb"

An 11-minute hair on fire epic from the newcomers on the list. “Honeycomb” appears on the 7-track Ordinary Corrupt Human Love that features four 10+ minute songs.

HIGH ON FIRE – “Electric Messiah"

Another band that has paid its dues with eight studio albums since 2000. Their first nomination.

TRIVIUM - "Betrayer"

The Florida headbangers get their first nomination on a track from their eighth studio album, The Sin and the Sentence.

UNDEROATH - "On My Teeth"

The Christian metal band is the only repeat nominee this year, but their other nomination was for best music video more than a decade ago.

The 2019 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10th at 8pm.