Adding to the heaps of praise being offered up for their sweet new album World Painted Blood, thrash gods Slayer have secured yet another Grammy nomination, in the “Best Metal Performance” category. The track which secured them that spot is Hate Worldwide, but there’s been nothin’ but love going around the Slayer camp since the news came down. Hit the jump to find out more!
Written by guitarist Kerry King, Hate Worldwide comes across as a damning criticism of, among other things, ancient hatred made even more lethal by modern technology – a destructive system of horrors against which the lyrics declare eternal defiance. In other words, classic Slayer material… and like the rest of the album, it deserves the acclaim it’s received lately. Not to mention, World Painted Blood has been pretty much living at the #1 spot on the metal radio charts since it came out November 2nd.
This will be Slayer’s fourth Grammy nod since 2002 (for the song Disciple from God Hates Us All), and they’ve taken home the statue twice already – for the tracks Eyes of the Insane and Final Six – each from different editions of their previous album Christ Illusion.
Other metal icons snagging Gram-noms this year in various categories include Judas Priest, Metallica, Minstry, Megadeth, Lamb of God and AC/DC. We’ll see who brings home a different kind of metal – in the form of that little gold statuette – when the Grammys air on January 31st.