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2014 Heavy Metal Grammy Nominees Include BLACK SABBATH, ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DREAM THEATER

The nominees for the shiniest of paperweights the 2014 Grammy Awards have been announced and rock and metal have a surprisingly healthy presence. Black Sabbath is nominated in both the "Best Metal Performance" and "Best Rock Song" category for their single "God Is Dead?," and the Grammys continue their tradition of nominating a cover song with Anthrax's cover of AC/DC's "TNT" also up for "Best Metal Performance." Here are all the metal/rock related categories: 

Best Metal Performance:
Anthrax – “T.N.T.” (AC/DC cover)
Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?“
Dream Theater – “The Enemy Inside“
Killswitch Engage – “In Due Time“
Volbeat – “Room 24” (feat. King Diamond)

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Best Rock Performance:
Alabama Shakes – “Always Alright“
David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)“
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive“
Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir” (live from “Celebration Day“)
Queens Of The Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun“
Jack White – “I’m Shakin’“

Best Rock Song:
Gary Clark Jr. – “Ain’t Messin ‘Round“
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear – “Cut Me Some Slack“
Rolling Stones – “Doom And Gloom“
Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?“
Muse – “Panic Station“

Best Rock Album:
Black Sabbath – “13“
David Bowie – “The Next Day“
Kings Of Leon – “Mechanical Bull“
Led Zeppelin – “Celebration Day“
Queens Of The Stone Age – “…Like Clockwork“
Neil Young With Crazy Hose – “Psychedelic Pill“

Best Alternative Music Album:
Neko Case – “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You“
The National – “Trouble Will Find Me“
Nine Inch Nails – “Hesitation Marks“
Tame Impala – “Lonerism“
Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires Of The City“

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Best Recording Package:
Geneseo – “Automatic Music Can Be Fun“
Reckless Kelly – “Long Night Moon“
Jay-Z – “Magna Carta…Holy Grail“
Metallica – “Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)“
David Bowie – “The Next Day“

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
Pistol Annies – “Annie Up“
Madeleine Peyroux – “The Blue Room“
Alice In Chains – “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here“
Queens Of The Stone Age – “…Like Clockwork“
Andrew Duhon – “The Moorings“
Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories“

The Grammys will be held on January 26, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The metal category is still not a part of the televised ceremony.

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