2020 Grammy Awards: Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, More Nominated | Revolver

2020 Grammy Awards: Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, More Nominated

Bring Me the Horizon, I Prevail also up for trophies
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The Grammy Awards have rarely shown much good sense when it comes identifying and rewarding the best in metal and hard rock, but it never stops being intriguing and perplexing to see who the recording academy chooses to highlight out of the heavy-music pack. Last year, stoner-thrash titans High on Fire shockingly (in a positive way) took home the trophy for Best Metal Performance, and this year's list of nominees in that arena — as well as in the Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album categories — span a variety of subgenres, from arena-packing giants like Tool to underground heroes like Death Angel. 

The 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony is set to go down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26th, 2020. See below for the nominees specific to rock and metal, and check out the full list of noms, including Chris Cornell's posthumous nod for Best Recording Package for the late, great singer's self-titled best-of release, here

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

Best Metal Performance: 
Candlemass & Tony Iommi – "Astorolus – The Great Octopus"
Death Angel – "Humanicide"
I Prevail – "Bow Down"
Killswitch Engage – "Unleashed"
Tool – "7empest"

Best Rock Performance: 
Bones UK – "Pretty Waste"
Gary Clark Jr. – "This Land"
Brittany Howard – "History Repeats"
Karen O & Danger Mouse – "Woman"
Rival Sons – "Too Bad"

Best Rock Song: 
Tool – "Fear Inoculum"
The 1975 – "Give Yourself A Try"
Vampire Weekend – "Harmony Hall"
Brittany Howard – "History Repeats"
Gary Clark Jr. – "This Land"