While hard rock and metal bands were snubbed in most of the categories for the 2013 Grammy Awards that were announced tonight (Dec. 5), the one category devoted to those genres features a diverse range of nominees.

The Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category boasts nominations for Anthrax, Halestorm, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson and Megadeth. Of all those acts, only Iron Maiden has previously won a Grammy.

Anthrax are nominated for 'I'm Alive' off their album 'Worship Music,' while Halestorm got a nod for 'Love Bites (So Do I)' from their full-length effort 'The Strange Case Of ...' Meanwhile, Iron Maiden scored a mention for 'Blood Brothers' from their 'En Vivo' CD/DVD and Lamb of God got a nod for 'Ghost Walking' from their 'Resolution' album. Finally, Marilyn Manson earned a nomination for 'No Reflection' off 'Born Villain,' while Megadeth scored a mention for 'Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)' from their album 'TH1RT3EN.'

Congrats to all of those acts for representing hard rock and metal at the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards taking place on Feb. 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will air live on CBS at 8PM ET.

In other rock categories, the Black Keys and Jack White led the way with multiple nominations. See all the rock nominees here.

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Anthrax, ‘I’m Alive’
Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’
Iron Maiden, ‘Blood Brothers’
Lamb of God, ‘Ghost Walking’
Marilyn Manson, ‘No Reflection’
Megadeth, ‘Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)’

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