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IN THIS MOMENT And BODY COUNT Among ‘Best Metal Performance’ Nominees For 2021 GRAMMY AWARDS

The ceremony will air on CBS on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

For those who actually care about the Grammys, IN THIS MOMENT, BODY COUNT, CODE ORANGE and POWER TRIP are among the “Best Metal Performance” nominees at the 63rd annual Awards ceremony which will air on CBS on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

Here are the “Best Metal Performance” nominees:

* BODY COUNT – “Bum-Rush”
* CODE ORANGE – “Underneath”
* IN THIS MOMENT – “The In-Between”
* POPPY – “Bloodmoney”
* POWER TRIP – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live”

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The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who previously received a nomination for best comedy album, “Son Of Patricia”. It will mark his first time hosting the awards show.

“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” the comedian said in a statement. “I think as a one-time Grammy nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award. (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch Corona).

“See you at the 63rd Grammys,” he added.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the 63rd annual Grammys would not be delayed despite the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.

“The amount of music released has actually increased during the pandemic, so we would not want to delay our date with so much great music coming out,” the Recording Academy’s interim president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. told Variety in June. “I also think it’s important and helpful to have shows like this, when there’s been so much uncertainty and unrest — to have something you know is coming around every year and to know there’s a time when we all sit down together and watch great entertainment and art.”

Here are a few more of the nominee categories in rock and metal.

Best Rock Performance

Fiona Apple / “Shameika”
Big Thief / “Not”
Phoebe Bridgers / “Kyoto”
Haim / “The Steps”
Brittany Howard / “Stay High”
Grace Potter / “Daylight”

Best Metal Performance

Body Count / “Bum-Rush”
Code Orange / “Underneath”
In This Moment / “The In-Between”
Poppy / “Bloodmoney”
Power Trip / “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) (Live)

Best Rock Song

“Kyoto” / Phoebe Bridgers
“Lost in Yesterday” / Tame Impala
“Not” / Big Thief
“Shameika” / Fiona Apple
“Stay High” / Brittany Howard

Best Rock Album

A Hero’s Death / Fontaines D.C.
Kiwanuka / Michael Kiwanuka
Daylight / Grace Potter
Sound & Fury / Sturgill Simpson
The New Abnormal / The Strokes

So there you go.  The same Academy who voted for JETHRO TULL’s ‘Crest of a Knave’ album to beat METALLICA’s ‘…And Justice for All’ for ‘Best metal album’ back in 1989 has once again laid out their list of bands they think we should dig.

Sorry.  Metal doesn’t work that way.  It never has.  That’s the point.