CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED A.D., HAMMERFALL, OPETH and THE FLOWER KINGS are the five final nominees that are competing for the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" honor at the Swedish Grammis awards (Swedish Grammy equivalent),which will be held February 6, 2020 at Annexet in Stockholm. The bands are all nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2019.
"Best Hard Rock/Metal" nominees:
* CANDLEMASS - "The Door To Doom"
* ENTOMBED A.D. - "Bowels Of Earth"
* HAMMERFALL - "Dominion"
* OPETH - "In Cauda Venenum"
* THE FLOWER KINGS - "Waiting For Miracles"
The most recent Grammis award in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category went to TRIBULATION for the band's "Down Below" album.
As previously reported, CANDLEMASS is also among the "Best Metal Performance" nominees at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will broadcast live on the CBS television network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Swedish doom metal band is nominated for the song "Astorolus - The Great Octopus", which features a guest appearance by BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi.