High On Fire took home the GRAMMY for "Best Metal Performance" last night at the 61st annual Grammy awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the music industry’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement.
This was the band’s first nomination and first win. HIGH ON FIRE was nominated for "Electric Messiah," the title track off their 2018 album of the same name. The band, now as winners, join the ranks of past winners such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Metallica and Slayer.
High On Fire released Electric Messiah last year to some serious critical acclaim. The A.V. Club stated that "The bar for metal album of the year has been raised" and they couldn't be more correct. Electric Messiah has landed on a myriad of 2018 year-end lists including A.V. Club, Revolver, Loudwire and Consequence of Sound.