TOOL has taken home the GRAMMY award for Best Metal Performance of “7EMPEST” ahead of tonight’s 62nd Annual GRAMMYs Awards on the pre-grammy telecast.
“I’d like to thank all the gods cause I don’t think that this is a good time to piss them off.” Continuing to thank, “John Bonham, Tony Williams and recently my good friend Neil Peart.”
Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the award at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.
“7empest” is from the band’s fifth studio album: Fear Inocolum (RCA Records). The 10-song collection arrived in late August, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR said “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating,” Revolver declared it “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements.”
Other Nominees in Category:
ASTOROLUS – THE GREAT OCTOPUS – Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi
HUMANICIDE – Death Angel
BOW DOWN – I Prevail
UNLEASHED – Killswitch Engage
7EMPEST – Tool
The Los Angeles-based band has previously won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).
The 62nd Annual GRAMMYs Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, take place on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center. The star-studded show airs live on CBS at 8pm EST.