The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:
Body Count – ‘Bum Rush’
Powertrip – ‘Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)’ – Live
CODE ORANGE – ‘Underneath‘
IN THIS MOMENT – ‘The In-Between‘
POPPY – ‘Bloodmoney‘
Last December, BODY COUNT frontman Ice-T told Consequence Of Sound about being nominated for a Grammy: “Well, I think my first reaction was more insane when we got nominated for the album before this [‘Bloodlust’] when we got nominated for ‘Black Hoodie’. I thought it was a joke. I couldn’t believe it. Now, for us to get a nomination on our next album after that, I was, like, ‘Really?!’
I guess somebody over there at the Grammys really enjoys what I’m doing. So, it’s a very exciting moment. We lost last time. I think just to be nominated, it sounds corny, with all the thousands and thousands of records that come out every year, is a great accomplishment and we’ll take that. Of course, we want to win but it’s mind-blowing.”
Check out Poppy’s Grammy performance below:
As with other award shows held during the pandemic, there will be no audience for the Grammys this year.
Artists performed at audience-free venues across the United States, including Los Angeles’s Troubadour and Hotel Café, New York City’s Apollo and Nashville’s, Station Inn.
The awards are selected by The Recording Academy’s voting membership which is made up of music artists, producers, songwriters, and engineers all across the country.
Last year, TOOL was honoured with a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which was held on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. TOOL was nominated for “7empest“, a track from its 2019 album “Fear Inoculum“.
In light of the nomination, his was also the first time the members of Power Trip spoke since the tragic death of their vocalist Riley Gale, on August 24th last year.
Power Trip drummer, Chris Ulsh commented on the nomination: “Losing Riley was the saddest thing that ever happened to me. “But I’m so proud of everything we accomplished together. One of the coolest things from the start was that there was no ceiling to this band, and this Grammy nomination is a perfect example of that.”
Riley Gale, died at 34, a brutal loss of one of their genre’s most viscerally compelling performers and empathetic songwriters. In a devastating year for music, Gale’s death hit especially hard — a young singer at the height of his powers who had shared stages with Ozzy Osbourne and Danzig and whose band was poised for stardom.
Sadly, the Grammy Recording Academy failed to pay tribute to Gale despite the bands nomination.