Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hell Freezes Over

Slayer wins their first Grammy for a song inspired by the true story of a U.S. soldier who committed suicide shortly before he was due to return home from Iraq.

Maybe there is hope after all.... Maybe.

SLAYER Wins GRAMMY In 'Best Metal Performance' Category - Feb. 11, 2007

SLAYER was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominees in the "Metal" category were as follows:

LAMB OF GOD - "Redneck"

MASTODON - "Colony Of Birchmen"
MINISTRY - "Lies, Lies, Lies"
SLAYER - "Eyes Of The Insane"
STONE SOUR - "30/30-150"

This was SLAYER's second Grammy nomination, the first being in 2002 for the track "Disciple" (from "God Hates Us All"), also in the "Best Metal Performance" category.

SLAYER, currently headlining a North American tour, did not attend the Grammys presentation, but vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had this to say about the win from his hotel room in Columbus, OH: "Jeff [Hanneman] and I put a lot into 'Eyes of the Insane' so we're thrilled that the Grammy voters took the time to listen to it, and then vote for it. We're out here on the road and we're all really, really happy."

"Eyes Of The Insane" video