Published on December 7th, 2014 | by Denise Borders

Mastodon Nominated For “Best Metal Performance” Grammy

Being nominated for a Grammy is pretty fucking rad but it’s definitely nothing new for the boys of Mastodon! This marks the band’s third grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance:High Road” from their new album, Once More ‘Round The Sun.  Check out the official track video below:

They were nominated in 2007 and 2012 both in the Best Metal Performance category before. Their new album, Once More ‘Round The Sun, was released June 24, 2014 and peaked number one on Billboard Rock, Hard Rock, Tastemakers and Alternative Album charts. Check out the critiques comments on the record:

“The mercurial metal heads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011’s the Hunter with lattices if ornate riffs and primal vocals…the band sounds best when taking risks.” – Rolling Stone

“The band’s prog-metal potential stuns, with Dailor sounding like a young Ozzy over shredding guitars and enough drum dominance to blow out your speak system. Head-band on.” – Spin.Com

“The Atlanta thrashers continue to walk a fine line between brutal hardcore, bespectacled math rock, and area-ready melody.” – Entertainment Weekly / The “MUST LIST”
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, February 8th @ 8pm ET / 7pm CT on CBS. Check local listings for details. Please note that in addition to performances, the nominees for the Album of the Year will be announced during A Very GRAMMY Christmas, airing TONIGHT -Friday, Dec. 5 9/8c on CBS.

Mastodon is on tour in Europe and will be headlining Australia early next year. Check out their tour dates below:

12/05 Torhout, Belguim De Mast
12/07 Spain, Madrid La Riviera
12/08 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
12/10 Milan, Italy Fabrique
12/11 Pratteln, Switzerland Konzertfabrik 27
12/12 Munchen, Germany Backstage
12/13 Dortmund, Germany FZW / Freizeitzentrum
12/15 Vesterbro, Denmark Store Vega
12/16 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
12/17 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
12/19 Helsinki, Finland The Circus

Mexico 2015:
03/13 Districto Federal, MEX Foro Sol
03/14 Districto Federal, MEX Foro Sol

Mastodon 2015 Australian Tour:
03/27 Melbourne Festival Hall
03/28 Sydney Big Top Luna Park
03/29 Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel

 Mastodon Official

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33, Los Angeles. Denise founded PWV in 2008 and remains the primary manager and photographer/videographer. She thinks the world would be a better place if there were more John Joseph's walking around.

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