IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and LAMB OF GOD are among the nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category are as follows: ANTHRAX - "I'm Alive"
Track from: "Worship Music"
(Megaforce) HALESTORM - "Love Bites (So Do I)"
Track from: "The Strange Case Of..."
(Atlantic) IRON MAIDEN - "Blood Brothers"
Track from: "En Vivo!"
(Ume) LAMB OF GOD - "Ghost Walking"
Track from: "Resolution"
(Epic) MARILYN MANSON – "No Reflection"
Track from: "Born Villain"
(Cooking Vinyl) MEGADETH - "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)"
Track from: "TH1RT3EN"
(Roadrunner) Nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fifth year, nominations for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held on "Grammy Sunday," Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, (8:00-11:30 p.m., live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. "The Grammy Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year's nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we're off to an exciting start on the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 55th annual Grammy Awards, on February 10." This year's Grammy Awards process registered more than 17,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period, October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. Grammy ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Wednesday, December 19 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Wednesday, January 16, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 55th Grammy broadcast. The 55th annual Grammy Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer and Louis J. Horvitz is director.