We’ve made it all the way up to the Grammys, fellow djent fans!
Earlier this morning, several sources, including Periphery drummer Matt Halpern himself, announced the artists nominated for the 2016 ‘Best Metal Performance’ Grammy. Among several other metal giants like Gojira and Korn were Periphery themselves, featuring the track “The Price Is Wrong” off their latest full-length record, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. Take a peek at Halpern’s earlier announcement below:
“Holy shit we’re nominated for a Grammy!
Halpern went on to tell us what his thoughts were when he discovered his band’s name underneath Megadeth:
“It’s completely surreal. These are bands I’ve looked up to and been inspired by since I was a kid. To say this is an honor is an understatement.”
This nomination follows another special announcement that the band made on Monday: a nomination for Revolver Magazine’s ‘Most Dedicated Fan Base’ award, alongside Anthrax, Trivium and others. Halpern was also recently featured in The Game Awards’ live Doom soundtrack performance with composer Mick Gordon. Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of Periphery or the song, one should appreciate that they, as well as Gojira and Baroness, are holdin’ it down for the ‘underground’ metal talent among the ranks of the legendary giants who usually sum up the Grammy nominations in this category.
Find out more regarding this year’s Grammy music awards HERE, and stream Periphery‘s nominated track, “The Price Is Wrong”, below.