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Mastodon Receive Grammy Nod For "Curl Of The Burl"

by Unknown // Friday, December 2, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards were announced Nov. 30th in Los Angeles. Among them, hard rock icons Mastodon received the Grammy nod for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" for "Curl of the Burl," the first single from their new album, The Hunter.

At present, "Curl of the Burl" is ascending the Active Rock charts in the Top 15 and moving towards Top 10 territory.

The Hunter was released this past September 27th, and entered Billboard Top 200 Album Charts in the Top 10 and immediately warranted Global critical praise. Here's what's been said:

"Why can't all bands be this good?" - Kerrang! Magazine / U.K.

"The Hunter demonstrates how contemporary radio rock can still be made with imagination, precision an a majestic sense of force." - Rolling Stone "Editor Picks" (4 out of 5 Stars)

"Few do IT as convincingly as Atlanta's Mastodon." - Spin Magazine

"Metal album of the decade." - Dagbladet Magazine / Norway

"On The Hunter, Mastodon have gone back to basics at the height of their powers...raging metal with a sterling production...ethereal and crushing. It's official: Mastodon are one of the all-time great hard-rock groups." - Alternative Press

Mastodon received their first Grammy nomination in 2006 for the single "Colony Of Birchmen," from their Reprise Records debut album Blood Mountain, also in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category. Although the award went to their good friends Slayer, Blood Mountain went on to top several Year End "Best Of" and/or "Critics Lists" including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Decibel, Metal Hammer and more.

The members of Mastodon received the news of their nomination while on tour and responded in kind: "We were so excited to find out that we've been nominated for a Grammy. It's a huge honor for our band, and we really appreciate the recognition."

The 54th Grammy Awards Show will take place in L.A. on February 12, 2012 and broadcast on CBS stations.

Congrats, guys! Here's the video for "Curl of the Burl" - it's No. 1 on Roxwel Metal right now, too!