US rock act Eagles Of Death Metal are up for a 2016 Brit Award, with the band nominated in the Best International Group category at this year’s ceremony, which will take place on February 24th at London’s O2:
After the terrible events that the band members found themselves in on November 13th 2015 in Paris, they say they’re honoured just to be nominated.
The band say in a statement; ‘You know how you always hear people say that it’s nice to just be nominated? Well, in this particular case, it honestly is so nice to just be nominated – especially alongside such other amazing artists like U2, Alabama Shakes, Major Lazer and Tame Impala.
We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support Eagles Of Death Metal has received this year from all of the people of Europe, and we pledge to continue rocking and rolling for many, many more years to come.
Thank you so much for recognizing and bestowing us with such a wonderful honour’.
The group recently launched the Play It Forward Campaign which encouraged artists to cover their track ‘I Love You All The Time’, with proceeds from sales going to The Sweet Stuff Foundation to aid those affected by the attacks.
After the derailment of last year’s tour, Eagles Of Death Metal will return to Europe for a run of rescheduled dates next month in support of latest album ‘Zipper Down’.
After getting into alternative music during the mid 90s with the rise of nu-metal and pop-punk, I’ve gradually spread my interests far and wide and have a real love for metalcore, prog metal and tech metal. Amongst other things, I am a husband, father of two amazing kids, heavy metal DJ, and video game/book/nerd enthusiast!