December 6, 2007

SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, KING DIAMOND and AS I LAY DYING are among the nominees for the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 10, 2007. The nominees in the "Hard Rock", "Metal" and "Rock Instrumental" categories are as follows:

Best Metal Performance:

AS I LAY DYING - "Nothing Left"
KING DIAMOND - "Never Ending Hill"
MACHINE HEAD - "Aesthetics Of Hate"
SHADOWS FALL - "Redemption"
SLAYER - "Final Six"

Best Hard Rock Performance:

EVANESCENCE - "Sweet Sacrifice"
FOO FIGHTERS - "The Pretender"
OZZY OSBOURNE - "I Don't Wanna Stop"
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Sick, Sick, Sick"
TOOL - "The Pot"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:

METALLICA - 'The Ecstasy Of Gold
RUSH - "Malignant Narcissism"
JOE SATRIANI - "Always With Me, Always With You"
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - "Once Upon A Time In The West"
STEVE VAI - "The Attitude Song"

Only albums released between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2007, could be considered for this year's awards.

The Grammys are determined by 12,000 music industry professionals who belong to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

A complete list of Grammy nominees can be found at this location.

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