Slayer - Win Another Grammy Award


Last night (Sunday, February 10) at Los Angeles' Staples Center, the 2008 Grammy Awards were held. Slayer won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only) for the song "Final Six". The other nominees were:

  • 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]

    Slayer also won a Grammy last year for the song "Eyes Of The Insane". This year, Foo Fighters won best Hard Rock Performance for the song "The Pretender", beating out Ozzy Osbourne, Evanescence, Tool and Queens Of The Stone Age. Meanwhile Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Alison Krauss won Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for the song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)". Also Metallica were nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with " The Ecstasy Of Gold", but lost to Bruce Springsteen's "Once Upon A Time In The West".

    All winners and nominations can be found at this location.

    Watch a video report on Slayer's latest Grammy win on YouTube.

    Source: grammy.com
    Band profile: Slayer
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    Posted: 11.02.2008 by Thryce


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    11.02.2008 - 11:46
    LeChron James
    Helvetesfossen
    King Diamond? LOL. was final six even that good? i refused to recognize it as a legitimate Slayer recording because of its collaboration with marilyn manson.

    and WWTTTFFF Metallica nominated for Ecstasy of Gold? WHAT? when was the last time they even played that song?
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    11.02.2008 - 12:40
    DrunkenFuck
    Thrasher!
    Written by LeChron James on 11.02.2008 at 11:46

    King Diamond? LOL. was final six even that good? i refused to recognize it as a legitimate Slayer recording because of its collaboration with marilyn manson.

    and WWTTTFFF Metallica nominated for Ecstasy of Gold? WHAT? when was the last time they even played that song?


    Metallica recorded Ecstacy of Gold for a Ennio Morricone compilation called "We All Love Ennio Morricone".
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    11.02.2008 - 12:52
    Talvi
    Like we care about this.
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    11.02.2008 - 13:27
    Justice
    HAIL SLAYER
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    11.02.2008 - 13:41
    BloodTears
    ANA-thema
    lol god hates us all, thats all i know
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    Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

    Like you could kiss my ass.
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    11.02.2008 - 14:59
    Stigma
    Account deleted
    Damn.. King Diamond's Never Ending Hill was good enough to win.
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    11.02.2008 - 17:40
    Dane Train
    Beers & Kilts
    I am glad that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won. THat album was one of the best albums from any genre last year.
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    11.02.2008 - 19:01
    Woutjinho
    Account deleted
    grammies sucks, metalbands shouldnt waste any time about this kind of crap
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    11.02.2008 - 19:07
    Lady Bathory
    It's not their fault they were nominated hahaaha SLAAYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEERRRRRR
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    11.02.2008 - 21:33
    Varegan
    Hamranakara
    Written by Justice on 11.02.2008 at 13:27

    HAIL SLAYER

    I always wonder what kind of fool are you?
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    "METAL STORM" (LIGHTING STRIKES)
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    11.02.2008 - 22:52
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    Mastercommander
    yay for slayer. but the contendors werent that strong anyways. Except for king diamond.
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    12.02.2008 - 00:48
    Paradox0
    Unasuming Madnes
    LOL. 2 grammy's in a row. Like they even care.
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    12.02.2008 - 01:06
    selken
    Irreligious
    This opinion:
    Written by Talvi on 11.02.2008 at 12:52

    Like we care about this.

    + this opinion
    Written by Paradox0 on 12.02.2008 at 00:48

    LOL. 2 grammy's in a row. Like they even care.

    =my opinion
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    12.02.2008 - 03:26
    dancingdecember
    slayer is a popular band im sure they care about this stuff.its not like they dont like it either.
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    12.02.2008 - 14:34
    Thryce
    Retired Staff
    Written by Paradox0 on 12.02.2008 at 00:48

    LOL. 2 grammy's in a row. Like they even care.

    Of course they care, after all why shouldn't they? The Grammys are still considered to be the highest music honour, and not only for the commercial and mainstream bands...

    Besides Tom Araya and his family were there and he personally received the Award. Afterwards he commented: "This is awesome, I guess we're part of the industry now, above ground. None of those tunnel diggings anymore. No, this is our second win actually. It's kind of exciting. We've been fortunate to have been around this long with no radio play. We've gotten support from satellite radio recently, MTV gave us minimal support, but it's all on word of mouth and people liking what we do and passing it on to their friends. We owe a lot of our success to our fans. The industry is great, but the fans are the ones that take the time to look you up to see what you're doing, wait for the record to come out and buy it so..."

    Watch the video report here.
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    12.02.2008 - 17:41
    Paradox0
    Unasuming Madnes
    Written by Thryce on 12.02.2008 at 14:34

    Written by Paradox0 on 12.02.2008 at 00:48

    LOL. 2 grammy's in a row. Like they even care.

    Of course they care, after all why shouldn't they? The Grammys are still considered to be the highest music honour, and not only for the commercial and mainstream bands...

    Besides Tom Araya and his family were there and he personally received the Award. Afterwards he commented: "This is awesome, I guess we're part of the industry now, above ground. None of those tunnel diggings anymore. No, this is our second win actually. It's kind of exciting. We've been fortunate to have been around this long with no radio play. We've gotten support from satellite radio recently, MTV gave us minimal support, but it's all on word of mouth and people liking what we do and passing it on to their friends. We owe a lot of our success to our fans. The industry is great, but the fans are the ones that take the time to look you up to see what you're doing, wait for the record to come out and buy it so..."

    Watch the video report here.


    Hmm. I remember the last grammy they won, they seemed pretty apathetic. I guess that after 2 grammy's they don't feel that they won just on luck. Hopefully this doesn't lead them to selling out, and I'd be very disapointed if they did, being since 2 other very popular thrash bands tried to become mainstream with variying success.
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    12.02.2008 - 18:27
    Warman
    Erotic Stains
    Out of those they deserved the price I'd say.
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    12.02.2008 - 19:55
    DoomGuard
    Slayer beats them all..woot
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    13.02.2008 - 00:11
    +{Jonas}+
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    I wanted Machine Head to win.
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    13.02.2008 - 12:31
    Justice
    Written by Varegan on 11.02.2008 at 21:33

    Written by Justice on 11.02.2008 at 13:27

    HAIL SLAYER

    I always wonder what kind of fool are you?

    yes maybe Im fool
    but you are only a dirty fuckin' pig
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    13.02.2008 - 20:11
    Doc Godin
    Full Grown Hoser
    Did the grammy judges even try?
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    13.02.2008 - 21:16
    Murder
    wtf?? grammy???? King diamond??????????


    well... slayer I can understand it, they're very overated now.... but KING DIAMOND??????????
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    14.02.2008 - 20:28
    un4givendemon
    Written by LeChron James on 11.02.2008 at 11:46

    King Diamond? LOL. was final six even that good? i refused to recognize it as a legitimate Slayer recording because of its collaboration with marilyn manson.

    and WWTTTFFF Metallica nominated for Ecstasy of Gold? WHAT? when was the last time they even played that song?


    They just redid it last year for a tribute album to Enino Morricone. Now it is Metallica's instruements minus the symphony in the background. It's pretty good, repetitive, but thats only because the song is, blame Enino for that.
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    30.10.2008 - 00:56
    warfromwithin
    Account deleted
    Whether we or Slayer itself like it or not, Slayer is totally mainstream.. And i don't see any problem with that, just because you're into metal doesn't mean you don't want to be appreciated by the market.. I think all bands pride is to have a song being appreciated by others.. Other bands should thank all the sellouts like Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Metallica and other metal bands for standing up for their metal genres.. Hail Grammy for giving these kind of awards, it never is a shame to be recognized as a foundation to what you believe in...
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    12.03.2009 - 05:51
    Butters49
    Why was As I Lay Dying even a nominee under 'Metal'?


    Ughhhhhhhhhhh....
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    12.03.2009 - 15:48
    Marcel Hubregtse
    Grumpy Old Fuck
    Written by Butters49 on 12.03.2009 at 05:51

    Why was As I Lay Dying even a nominee under 'Metal'?


    Ughhhhhhhhhhh....



    Because they play METALcore.
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