CANCER BATS, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, CASTLE, EX DEO and WOODS OF YPRES have been nominated in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards), set to be held April 15-21 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
This category is an award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the Canadian recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position. Eligible albums include metal, metalcore, hardcore, heavy rock, thrash metal, death metal and their respective sub-genres including (but not limited to) nu-metal, power metal, grindcore, extreme metal, industrial metal, viking metal, folk metal, doom metal, gothic metal, speed metal, and sludge metal.
"Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" nominees:
* CANCER BATS - "Dead Set On Living" (Distort/Universal)
* CASTLE - "Blacklands (Prosthetic/Sony)
* DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - "Epicloud" (HevyDevy/eOne)
* EX DEO - "Caligvla" (Napalm/Fontana North)
* WOODS OF YPRES - "Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light" (Earache/eOne)
RUSH is nominated for a Juno in the "Group Of The Year" and "Rock Album Of The Year" (for "Clockwork Angels") categories.
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