KING DIAMOND Receives Grammy Nomination for “Best Metal Performance”

Metal Blade is both very proud and excited to announce that KING DIAMOND has received a Grammy Nomination for Best Metal Performance for the track “Never Ending Hill” off their latest album Give me Your Soul…Please.

King comments on his bands nomination:
“It’s a great honor to be picked as a nominee; it’s totally shocking and unexpected. We do feel as a band that this is the best album we have ever done. Hopefully there will be many more albums and tours to come. We feel that we have at least another good 10 years in us! This nomination is a testament to our legion of loyal fans and our thanks go out to them for the endless support and all of the kind words.”

Metal Blade owner and CEO Brian Slagel comments on having two bands nominated for this years Grammy’s:

“All of us at Metal Blade Records are extremely honored to have 2 of our artists, AS I LAY DYING and KING DIAMOND, nominated for Grammy awards. They both truly deserve this honor for the great artistry they have accomplished on these tremendous releases.”

KING DIAMOND’s Give me Your Soul…Please was released on June 26th 2007 and came in at #174 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart!

Complete List of Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance:
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Nothing Left
AS I LAY DYING
Track from: An Ocean Between Us
Metal Blade Records

Never Ending Hill
KING DIAMOND
Track from: Give me Your Soul…Please
Metal Blade Records

Aesthetics of Hate
MACHINE HEAD
Track from: The Blackening
Roadrunner Records

Redemption
SHADOWS FALL
Track from: Threads Of Life
Atlantic

Final Six
SLAYER
Track from: Christ Illusion
American Recording/Columbia

LAMB OF GOD Drummer Comments on Grammy Nom for “Best Metal Performance”

Richmand, Virginia’s LAMB OF GOD have garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for “Redneck,” the first single off their recently released Sacrament album. Drummer Chris Adler comments on the nomination:

Grammy nomination? Is someone still trying to make up for that whole JETHRO TULL thing?

“In all seriousness and regardless of the outcome, we as LAMB OF GOD are overwhelmingly flattered to be recognized. It’s truly hard to believe that we have come as far as we have, even harder to believe that we now share in the short list of some of the best in the business–and the historical company of some of the worlds greatest bands. This nomination is bigger than our band; it is a tribute to our friends and fans whose undying and intense support has helped LAMB OF GOD become recognized in this way. Together, we are helping to create a new and heavier musical landscape for the future. No matter what the outcome may be, this is a very good sign for metal and as a fan I look forward to more doors like these continuing to open to the greatest music in the world–heavy fucking metal!!!”

The 49th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, February 11, 2007. Here are all the nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category:

LAMB OF GOD – “Redneck
MASTODON – “Colony Of Birchmen
MINISTRY – “Lies, Lies, Lies
SLAYER – “Eyes Of The Insane
STONE SOUR – “30/30-150