It's that time of year again - metal kind of getting snubbed by the biggest music awards ceremony in the world, the Grammys. Today marked the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony, which hands out prestigious awards to artists across a whole bunch of genres.
This year, Californian sludge metal veterans High On Fire won the 'Best Metal Performance' award for the title song off their latest ripper album Electric Messiah, which came out in October last year. They were up against a decent selection of metal competition in Deafheaven ('Honeycomb'), Trivium ('Betrayer'), Underoath ('On My Teeth') and Between The Buried and Me ('Condemned to the Gallows').
While the metal categories were not televised as part of the pre-show (as per usual), you can still check out frontman Matt Pike accept the award:
If you're wondering why he's limping around on a walking stick, it's because he actually had part of his toe amputated late last year, which forced them off their co-headline US tour with Municipal Waste.
In the 'Best Rock Performance' category, the late Chris Cornell won a posthumous Grammy for 'When Bad Does Good', beating out The Fever 333, Greta Van Fleet, Halestorm and Arctic Monkeys.
Winning a Grammy award is a huge deal in every respect - but look at that half-full, non-televised auditorium man...metal needs a fairer shake next year!
Listen to High On Fire now.