Megadeth and Slayer Nominated for a Grammy!
December 2nd 2010: Congratulations to Shawn Drover of Megadeth, and Dave Lombardo of Slayer! Both bands have received a nomination for a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category.
Megadeth is nominated for "Sudden Death". It was written for inclusion in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, which was released on September 28, 2010 in North America. The song itself was released on iTunes on September 24, 2010, and on September 28, Roadrunner Records made the song available for streaming on its website. It is Megadeth's first release with Dave Ellefson since The World Needs a Hero. Furthermore, Roadrunner Records has submitted the song to consideration for Best Metal Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards making it the band's ninth nomination.
Slayer is nominated for "World Painted Blood" With much anticipation for the album after 2006's Christ Illusion, members of Slayer were revealing information about the album since early 2009. There were four different artworks released for the album, each which completed one-fourth of a map, that when put together, illustrates the earth painted with red. There are eleven tracks on the album, with origins illustrating death and destruction, war, serial killers, and the Apocalypse. The band is nominated for the title track, that shares the album name.
Both bands were featured in 2010's epic European tour, known simply as "The Big 4 Tour". The tour was documented and released as:
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria featuring live concert performances by Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, which are collectively known as "The Big 4" of thrash metal. The show was recorded at the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. The shows were recorded and edited and then aired in over 800 cinemas worldwide on the same day of the festival. It was released as a two disc set with behind the scenes footage and interviews, the DVD also features a limited super deluxe box set including the two DVDs, five CDs, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band and a Big 4 guitar pick.
At the time of this writing, the DVD has gone gold in Norway, Portugal, New Zealand, and Germany, and is officially double platinum in France and Australia.
ddrum is extremely proud of Shawn and Dave and the continued success of both bands. They are true titans of metal!