Mastodon Wins “Best Metal Performance” At Grammy Awards

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

Mastodon won a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which was held (Sunday, January 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Mastodon was nominated for the song “Sultan’s Curse” from its 2017 album “Emperor Of Sand”.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor said backstage that the award is “huge for us and for heavy metal. It’s one of the greatest genres with some of the most talented and skilled musicians playing it.”

Dailor also credited Atlanta fans for the band’s 18 years of success.

“Our first show had hundreds of people and they came out to support us from the time we were playing the Parasite House to the Fox Theatre,” he said.

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:

August Burn Red – “Invisible Enemy”
Body Count – “Black Hoodie”
Code Orange – “Forever”
Mastodon – “Sultan’s Curse”
Meshuggah – “Clockworks”