The nod for Power Trip is a bittersweet reminder of the influence and impact of their departed frontman, Riley Gale.
The nominations for the 63d annual Grammy Awards were announce on Tuesday November 24th. In the era of Covid, the livestreaming announcement serves as an indicator of how different this awards’ season will look.
Nonetheless, the list of nominees include a few first time earners that add to a dynamic field of young, genre-pushing practitioners who have made their mark during a year that has done everything to stifle creativity and cripple artistry.
Post Malone earned Album of the Year and Record of the Year nods. His “Hollywood’s Bleeding” effort included an unexpected hit in his collaborative work with Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott on the track, “Take What You Want.“
In the rock category, the field of nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category include a roster of artists that range from influential veterans, to provocative tastemakers, to genre-blurring trailblazers. Ice-T and the LA-based metal stalwarts of Body Count earned a nod for the track, “Bum-Rush”. In This Moment joined the field for their release, “The In-Between“. Genre-fluid provocateur, Poppy scored with “Bloodmoney,” and the leaders of the new era of heavy music in Code Orange and Power Trip landed a nod with “Underneath” and “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live” respectively.
The nomination is bittersweet for the Texas powerhouse of PowerT Trip, as the band lost their charismatic, commanding frontman Riley Gale during 2020.
In the “Best Soundtrack” category, the compilation for Bill & Ted Face the Music” scored a spot opposite of heavyweights like Frozen 2. The soundtrack featured original entries from the likes of Mastodon, Lamb of God, and Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi as the film’s Air Shredder for the musical focus in the Wild Styllans.
The Spike Jonze-helmed Beastie Boys Story which chronicled the band’s career from a casual, albeit comprehensive vantage point landed a nomination in the “Best Music Film” category. The ZZ Top documentary That Little Ol’ Band From Texas was also included in the field.
The complete list of categories and nominations are available – HERE