Tampa's Underoath nominated for Best Metal Performance Grammy

Underoath released their eighth album 'Erase Me' this spring. Photo: Dan Newman
Underoath released their eighth album 'Erase Me' this spring. Photo: Dan Newman
Published December 7

The 2019 Grammy Award nominations were unveiled Friday, and amid names like Cardi B, Post Malone, Lady Gaga and Drake, there was one name that should be familiar to Tampa music fans: Underoath.

The local metalcore veterans received a Grammy nomination on Friday, in the category of Best Metal Performance. It came for the song On My Teeth, from their eighth album Erase Me.

It's the third career nomination for the band, and the first for their actual music. They were previously nominated in 2010 for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for Lost in the Sound of Separation, and in 2007 for Best Short Form Music Video for Writing On the Walls.

The nomination comes just a week before Underoath is slated to play their biggest headlining show yet, at the Yuengling Center in their hometown. It's the first time a local band will have headlineed a Tampa arena.

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Interestingly, Underoath will go up against another Central Florida band for Best Metal Performance: Orlando's Trivium, who are nominated for their song Betrayer. Other nominees include Deafhaven (Honeycomb), Between the Buried and Me (Condemned to the Gallows) and High on Fire (Electric Messiah).

In other local Grammy news, part-time Gulfport resident John Prine was nominated for Best Americana Album for The Tree of Forgiveness, his first new album in 13 years. And he and Pat McLaughlin were nominated twice for Best Americana Roots Song, for Summer's End and Knockin' On Your Screen Door.

The 2019 Grammys will be held on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Click here for the full list of nominations.

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