Sacramento's melodic, blackened tech-metallers WITH PASSION have been nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Band at the 2005 Sacramento Area Music Awards, better known as the "Sammies".

WITH PASSION received the news of their nomination while on tour with THE ACACIA STRAIN, INTO THE MOAT, and THE RED DEATH. WITH PASSION are up against THE LITTLE PEOPLE, DECONSTRUCT, FIVE MINUTE RIDE, and KNIFE THRU HEAD for the award. Other artists nominated in various categories include THE HOODS (punk), FRUITBAT (electronica), FRANK JORDAN (rock), and more.

WITH PASSION's Earache debut, a re-release of "In The Midst Of Bloodied Soil", hit U.S. stores March 22. WITH PASSION head back out on the road in May to support DEICIDE, IMMOLATION and SKINLESS.


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