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Ghost, Turnstile, Ozzy Osbourne, More Nominated for 2023 Grammys

Megadeth and Idles also up for trophies in the rock and metal categories
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The Grammy Awards aren't an institution that metal fans are particularly fond of, but we can't help ourselves when it comes to eyeing who the block of voters considers the premier acts in heavy music. Today (November 15th), the nominations for the 65th annual Grammys have been announced, and the crop of bands competing for Best Metal Performance actually includes a good range of acts. 

Ghost, Ozzy Osbourne, Turnstile, Megadeth and Muse are the bands competing for the trophy in the one category specifically dedicated to metal artists. For those who are new to this, "performance" refers to a single song rather than a full album, and you can see which tracks from those band's recent LP's made the cut after the jump. 

Sometimes, the other categories like Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance also include nods to acts from the metal world — TOOL, Bring Me the Horizon and I Prevail were spread throughout those sections in 2020, for instance — and this year, both Ozzy and Turnstile racked up nominations in those categories.

Ozzy's new album Patient Number 9 was nominated for Best Rock Album, and singles from the record were nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. Turnstile, amazingly, were also nominated for Best Rock Song ("Black Out") and Best Rock Performance ("Holiday") where they'll be competing among the likes of Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and more.

See the nominations for all four metal-relevant categories below. The 65th annual Grammy Awards will go down February 5th, 2023, at the Arena and will be broadcast live on CBS and on Paramount+. 

Best Metal Performance: 
Ghost - "Call Me Sunshine
Megadeth - "We'll Be Back"
Muse - "Kill or Be Killed" 
Ozzy Osbourne - "Degradation Rules" 
Turnstile - "Blackout" 

Best Rock Performance: 
Bryan Adams - "So Happy It Hurts"
Beck - "Old Man" 
The Black Keys - "Wild Child"
Brandi Carlile - "Broken Horses"
Idles - "Crawl!"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Patient Number 9"
Turnstile - "Holiday"

Best Rock Song: 
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Black Summer"
Turnstile - "Black Out"
Brandi Carlile - "Broken Horses"
The War on Drugs - "Harmonia's Dream"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Patient Number 9"

Best Rock Album: 
The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie
Elvis Costello and the Imposters - The Boy Named If
Idles - Crawler
Machine Gun Kelly - Mainstream Sellout 
Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9 
Spoon - Lucifer on the Sofa