And The Nominations For The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Are...

Well folks, here we are again. Another year has passed and it is now time to yet again check out how our “peers” at The Recording Academy have overlooked another solid year in rock and metal for their 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards.

Coming in for the Best Rock Performance is “Pretty Waste” by Bones UK, “This Land” by Gary Clark Jr., “History Repeats” by Brittany Howard, “Woman” by Karen O & Danger Mouse, and “Too Bad” by Rival Sons.

For Best Metal Performance, “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” by Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi, “Humanicide” by Death Angel, “Bow Down” by I Prevail, “Unleashed” by Killswitch Engage, and “7empest” by Tool.

Included in this year’s Best Rock Song is “Fear Inoculum” by Tool, “Give Yourself a Try” by The 1975, “Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend, “History Repeats” by Brittany Howard and “This Land” by Gary Clark Jr.

And lastly, for Best Rock Album, amo by Bring Me the Horizon, Social Cues by Cage the Elephant, In the End by The Cranberries, Trauma by I Prevail, and Feral Roots by Rival Sons.

After last year’s pretty impressive inclusion of FEVER 333, Ghost, Underoath, Deafheaven, Between The Buried & Me, High On Fire, Weezer and more, it’s safe to say this year’s list of nominees is a little underwhelming. Nonetheless, don’t let that take away from the fact the former Noise Presents headliners I Prevail are nominated for two awards alongside Bring Me The Horizon and Killswitch Engage. 

To check out the full list of nominations, be sure to look below. This year’s GRAMMYs will be held on January 26, 2020, hosted by Alicia Keys.       

Best Rock Performance

“Pretty Waste” – Bones UK
“This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.
“History Repeats” – Brittany Howard
“Woman” – Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad” – Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance

“Astorolus – The Great Octopus” – Candlemass [ft. Tony Iommi]
“Humanicide” – Death Angel
“Bow Down” – I Prevail
“Unleashed” – Killswitch Engage
“7empest” – Tool

Best Rock Song

“Fear Inoculum” – Tool
“Give Yourself a Try” – The 1975
“Harmony Hall” – Vampire Weekend
“History Repeats” – Brittany Howard
“This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.

Best Rock Album

amo – Bring Me the Horizon
Social Cues – Cage the Elephant
In the End – The Cranberries
Trauma – I Prevail
Feral Roots – Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album

U.F.O.F. – Big Thief
Assume Form – James Blake
i,i – Bon Iver
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
Anima – Thom Yorke

Record Of The Year

“Hey Ma” – Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“7 rings” – Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” – H.E.R.
“Talk” – Khalid
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“Sunflower” – Post Malone

Album Of The Year

i,i – Bon Iver
Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go – Billie Eilish
I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
7 – Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year

“Always Remember Us This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“Bring My Flowers Now” – Brandi Carlile
“Hard Place” – H.E.R.
“Lover” – Taylor Swift
“Norman Fucking Rockwell” – Lana Del Rey
“Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
“Truth Hurts” -Lizzo

Best New Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Spirit” – Beyoncé
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“7 rings” – Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Boyfriend” – Ariana Grande & the Social House
“Sucker” – The Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
“Sunflower” – Post Malone [ft. Swae Lee]
” Señorita” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Sì – Andrea Bocelli
Love (Deluxe Edition) – Michael Bublé
Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
A Legendary Christmas – John Legend
Walls – Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album

The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
thank u, next – Ariana Grande
No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
Lover – Taylor Swift

Best Rap Performance

“Middle Child” – J. Cole
“Suge” – DaBaby
“Down Bad” – Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
“Racks In The Middle” – Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit- Boy
“Clout” – Offset featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/ Sung Performance

“Higher” – DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
“Drip Too Hard” – Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini” – Lil Nas X
“Ballin” – Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
“The London” – Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

“BAD IDEA” – Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)
“GOLD ROSES” – Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake)
“A LOT” – Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)
“RACKS IN THE MIDDLE” – Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
“SUGE” – DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

Best Rap Album

Revenge of the Dreamers III – Dreamville
Championships – Meek Mill
I Am > I Was – 21 Savage
IGOR – Tyler, the Creator
The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae

Best Music Video

“We’ve Got to Try” – The Chemical Brothers
“This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.
“Cellophane” – FKA Twigs
“Old Town Road” (Official Movie) – Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
Tove Lo – Glad He’s Gone

Best Music Film

“Homecoming” – Beyoncé
“Remember My Name” – David Crosby
“Birth of the Cool” – Miles Davis
“Shangri-La” – Various Artists
“Anima” – Thom Yorke