Greta Van Fleet, Ghost and Bring Me The Horizon lead 2019 Grammy nominations

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The nominations for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, with Greta Van Fleet, Ghost and Bring Me The Horizon leading the charge.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 10 at 5pm ET – and rock and metal are once again well represented in the 2019 shortlist.

Greta Van Fleet have picked up a whopping four nominations: in the Best New Artist category, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album – although it’s for their From The Fires EP rather than their debut album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army.

Ghost have been nominated in Best Rock Song for Rats and are also shortlisted in Best Rock Album for Prequelle (opens in new tab).

Other artists nominated include Halestorm for Uncomfortable (opens in new tab), Bring Me The Horizon for Mantra (opens in new tab), Chris Cornell for When Bad Does Good (opens in new tab), Between The Buried And Me for Condemned To The Gallows (opens in new tab), Trivium for Betrayer (opens in new tab) and Alice In Chains for their new album Rainier Fog (opens in new tab).

Guns N’ Roses’ lavish Appetite For Destruction (opens in new tab) box set has also been shortlisted for the Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package, while Buddy Guy has been named in the Best Traditional Blues Album for The Blues Is Alive And Well (opens in new tab).

Find a list of nominees relating to rock, metal, prog and blues below.

A list of all other nominations can be found on the official Grammy website (opens in new tab).

Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkeys - Four Out Of Five
Chris Cornell - When Bad Does Good
The Fever 333 - Made An America
Greta Van Fleet - Highway Tune
Halestorm - Uncomfortable

Best Metal Performance
Between The Buried And Me - Condemned To The Gallows
Deafheaven - Honeycomb
High On Fire - Electric Messiah
Trivium - Betrayer
Underoath - On My Teeth

Best Rock Song
Greta Van Fleet - Black Smoke Rising
Twenty One Pilots - Jumpsuit
Bring Me The Horizon - Mantra
St Vincent - Masseduction
Ghost - Rats

Best Rock Album
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy - Mania
Ghost - Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires
Weezer - Pacific Daydream

Best Alternative Music Album
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino
Beck - Colors
Bjork - Utopia
David Byrne - American Utopia

Best Traditional Blues Album
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio - Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here
Cedric Burnside - Benton County Relic
Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well
Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy In This Land
Maria Muldaur - Don’t You Feel My Leg

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