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Ghost Prove Their Mettle; Score Grammy For Best Metal Performance

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Despite some stiff competition at this year’s 58th Grammy Awards, Sweden’s resident Satan worshippers Ghost have taken out the award for Best Metal Performance.

“Cirice”, a track from the band’s third sacred psalm Meliora, has managed to beat out entries from August Burns Red, Lamb Of God, Sevendust and Slipknot to take home the coveted music gong, alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Muse and Skrillex.

»» Read our Keep It On Wax review of Ghost’s Meliora vinyl box set ««

Last month The PRP reported that Ghost were doing some serious campaigning in an attempt to get their hands on that Grammy, including taking out a full-page ad in Billboard and releasing audio compelling fans to “not be silenced” and consider Ghost for the award. “We are close to achieving the unthinkable, the inevitable…,” an ominous voice urges in the clip. “I appeal to each of you… give us your golden idol to melt into unholy fact.”

Grammy Simpsons

With the band accepting the award in their token ghoulish garb and throwing the horns as they walked onstage, Papa Emeritus III offered, “Thank you so much for this. This is a big, big thing for us. You know a nightmare has just turned into a dream. Thank you all for that. Thank you to everyone involved for voting. Now, go party!”

It seems the marketing (and musical) hard yards have paid off for Papa and his Nameless Ghouls, as they can now add the famous gold statue to their ungodly collection. See what happens when you keep calm and hail Satan?

Watch the video for Ghost’s award-winning track “Cirice” below.

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