The Grammy Awards are taking place tonight, but as usual, the bulk of the awards were given away before the broadcast ceremony happened. The 58th Annual annual self-congratulatory awards show had a pretty well-rounded list of Best Metal Performance nominees. August Burns Red, Ghost, Sevendust, Lamb of God and Slipknot, none of whom are comedy duos that won for covering another artist, were nominated.
And while Ghost might be the least “metal” of the five bands nominated, apparently buying a full page ad in Billboard might have paid off, as the Swedish band picked up the award in their first year nominated. “We are Ghost,” said Papa Emeritus III during their acceptance speech, “this nightmare has become a dream” and then they instructed the crowd to “go party.” Congrats to them, as they undoubtedly just confused a lot of industry.