LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has commented on the band's Grammy nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Redneck", the scorching first single from their acclaimed album "Sacrament".
Said Adler: "Grammy nomination? Is someone still trying to make up for that whole JETHRO TULL thing?”
"In all seriousness and regardless of the outcome, we as LAMB OF GOD are overwhelmingly flattered to be recognized. It's truly hard to believe that we have come as far as we have, even harder to believe that we now share in the short list of some of the best in the business — and the historical company of some of the world's greatest bands. This nomination is bigger than our band; it is a tribute to our friends and fans whose undying and intense support has helped LAMB OF GOD become recognized in this way. Together, we are helping to create a new and heavier musical landscape for the future. No matter what the outcome may be, this is a very good sign for metal and as a fan I look forward to more doors like these continuing to open to the greatest music in the world — heavy fucking metal!!!"
"Sacrament", which was produced by Machine (CLUTCH, KING CRIMSON, PITCHSHIFTER, EIGHTEEN VISIONS, EVERY TIME I DIE), has sold 158,000 copies in the United States since its August 21, 2006 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The 49th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 11, 2007. The nominees in the "Hard Rock" and "Metal" categories are as follows:
Best Metal Performance:
LAMB OF GOD - "Redneck"
MASTODON - "Colony Of Birchmen"
MINISTRY - "Lies, Lies, Lies"
SLAYER - "Eyes Of The Insane"
STONE SOUR - "30/30-150"
Best Hard Rock Performance:
BUCKCHERRY - "Crazy Bitch"
NINE INCH NAILS - "Every Day Is Exactly The Same"
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "Lonely Day"
TOOL - "Vicarious"
WOLFMOTHER - "Woman"
A complete list of Grammy nominees can be found at this location.