December 2, 2011 (Burbank, CA) – Nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards were announced Nov. 30th in Los Angeles. Among them, hard rock icons MASTODON received the Grammy nod for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for “Curl Of The Burl,” the first single from their new album, THE HUNTER. At present, “Curl Of The Burl” is ascending the Active Rock charts in the Top 15 and moving towards Top 10 territory. Have a look at the official video for “Curl Of The Burl” here.
THE HUNTER was released this past Sep 27th, and entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts in the Top 10 and immediately warranted Global critical praise.
Mastodon received their first Grammy nomination in 2006 for the single “Colony Of Birchmen,” from their Reprise Records debut album BLOOD MOUNTAIN, also in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category. Although the award went to their good friends Slayer, BLOOD MOUNTAIN went on totop several Year End “Best Of” and/or “Critics Lists” including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Decibel, Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Blender, Total Guitar to name a few.
The members of Mastodon received the news of their nomination while on tour and responded in kind: “We were so excited to find out that we’ve been nominated for a Grammy. It’s a huge honor for our band, and we really appreciate the recognition.”
Mastodon will end their current US tour today, Dec 2nd, in their hometown of Atlanta with a special show. A tour of the U.K. and Europe will follow and wrap on Feb 11th.
The 54th Grammy Awards Show will take place in Los Angles the following day, Feb 12th and broadcast on CBS stations.