KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has commented on the band's nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
"Best Metal Performance" nominees:
* IRON MAIDEN - "El Dorado" (from "The Final Frontier")
* KORN - "Let The Guilt Go" (from "Korn III: Remember Who You Are")
* LAMB OF GOD - "In Your Words" (from "Wrath")
* MEGADETH - "Sudden Death" (from "Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock")
* SLAYER - "World Painted Blood" (from "World Painted Blood")
"Our new album, 'Korn III: Remember Who You Are' really means a lot to us," Davis told AOL's Noisecreep. "It's a return to our roots. So the fact that the Grammy committee recognizes one of our favorite tracks from that album is an immense honor. And, to be nominated alongside MAIDEN — well, that makes it even more killer."
KORN has now been nominated for seven Grammy Awards since 1997. The band won "Best Short Form Music Video" for "Freak on a Leash" in 2000 and "Best Metal Performance" for "Here to Stay" in 2003.
"Korn III" came out in July and followed up the band's self-titled 2007 effort.
The disc has stalled at 148,000 copies sold in the U.S. after 20 weeks on shelves.
Davis told The Pulse Of Radio a few months back that the band's highly-publicized reunion with producer Ross Robinson on the group's latest album was no walk in the park. "It's just an onslaught of mental torture, basically," he said. "I mean, it's hard for me when I do records — over the years, I mean, I've grown to want to be happy (laughs), and when it comes to doing my art is when I deal with those things in my life and in my head that I need to deal with. But when Ross is around he, we sit around and talk about stuff, things that are really upsetting me, and then when we're in the studio, he uses that as ammo against me mentally to torment the hell out of me."