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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    LeChron James - 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?
    DrunkenFuck - 11.02.2008 at 12:40  
    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".
    Talvi - 11.02.2008 at 12:52  
    Like we care about this.
    Justice - 11.02.2008 at 13:27  
    HAIL SLAYER
    BloodTears - 11.02.2008 at 13:41  
    lol god hates us all, thats all i know
    Stigma - 11.02.2008 at 14:59  
    Damn.. King Diamond's Never Ending Hill was good enough to win.
    Dane Train - 11.02.2008 at 17:40  
    I am glad that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won. THat album was one of the best albums from any genre last year.
    Woutjinho - 11.02.2008 at 19:01  
    grammies sucks, metalbands shouldnt waste any time about this kind of crap
    Lady Bathory - 11.02.2008 at 19:07  
    It's not their fault they were nominated hahaaha SLAAYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEERRRRRR
    Varegan - 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?
    -DC-002- - 11.02.2008 at 22:52  
    yay for slayer. but the contendors werent that strong anyways. Except for king diamond.
    Paradox0 - 12.02.2008 at 00:48  
    LOL. 2 grammy's in a row. Like they even care.
    selken - 12.02.2008 at 01:06  
    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
    dancingdecember - 12.02.2008 at 03:26  
    slayer is a popular band im sure they care about this stuff.its not like they dont like it either.
    Thryce - 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.
    Paradox0 - 12.02.2008 at 17:41  
    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.
    Warman - 12.02.2008 at 18:27  
    Out of those they deserved the price I'd say.
    DoomGuard - 12.02.2008 at 19:55  
    Slayer beats them all..woot
    +{Jonas}+ - 13.02.2008 at 00:11  
    I wanted Machine Head to win.
    Justice - 13.02.2008 at 12:31  
    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
    Doc Godin - 13.02.2008 at 20:11  
    Did the grammy judges even try?
    Murder - 13.02.2008 at 21:16  
    wtf?? grammy???? King diamond??????????


    well... slayer I can understand it, they're very overated now.... but KING DIAMOND??????????
    un4givendemon - 14.02.2008 at 20:28  
    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.
    warfromwithin - 30.10.2008 at 00:56  
    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...
    Butters49 - 12.03.2009 at 05:51  
    Why was As I Lay Dying even a nominee under 'Metal'?


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

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


    Ughhhhhhhhhhh....



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