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In Flames - Win Swedish Grammy Award

Just like two years ago, In Flames have won a Swedish "Grammi Award" in the Best Hard Rock category, this time for their latest effort "A Sense Of Purpose". This is already the fourth time in five years the band is honoured with such an award (Mustasch won the Award last year). A total of five bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2008. The nominees were as follows:

The Swedish "Grammis" gala was held on Wednesday night (January 7) at Hovet in Stockholm. In Flames were also nominated for the "Best Live" act. The band also performed the song "Alias" during the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Swedish national channel TV4. Video footage of the acceptance speech (in Swedish) and the performance can be viewed on blabbermouth.

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Posted: 09.01.2009 by Thryce

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11.01.2009 - 00:06

Written by -DC-002- on 10.01.2009 at 01:47

Written by Guest on 10.01.2009 at 01:38

How the hell did In Flames win over Opeth or Meshuggah? Seriously....the judges must be on on crack. What is the world coming to?

no judges. The decision was made by the people

The people are on crack then too.
11.01.2009 - 00:12

Written by Guest on 10.01.2009 at 04:07

The Grammies no longer have any meaning, so why even care?

I 100% agree with that.
11.01.2009 - 05:39
Erotic Stains
I voted for Opeth.
11.01.2009 - 12:21
Red Nightmare
Written by Warman on 11.01.2009 at 05:39

I voted for Opeth.

Ah, you loser
IntoPlighT said: "Slipknot is 15 years old how the fuck is that Nu metal?"

11.01.2009 - 18:58

Why worst album of in flames must won grammy award???
it's obvious that grammy awards are popular awards
The more you eat, the more you shit
No matter what you eat, it all turns to shit
11.01.2009 - 20:13

Written by =maD.Doc:. on 09.01.2009 at 20:00

Written by BloodTears on 09.01.2009 at 19:20

Why do they still mistake metal for hard rock?

Anyway, it's obviously not about the music.

Because in Sweden Metal is called Hårdrock among the people (except Metalheads) which means Hard Rock if you translate it to english. And still Metal is something born out of Hard Rock.

Hard Rock is bullshit. I don't believe metal was born of rock at all, metal evolved from the blues, and so did rock, if anything, rock and metal they're brothers that are often mistaken as the same even though metal > rock.
12.01.2009 - 17:47

In flames used to be a great band, live they still are good but the latest album... seriously, SUCKS!! all the songs are the same on A sense of Purpose...
12.01.2009 - 23:57
Written by Thryce on 09.01.2009 at 19:25

Cry Opeth fanboys, cry!
Seriously though, Meshuggah should have won this thing hands down.

PS @ In Flames: enjoy this one! Cuz I've got a sneaky feeling you won't be up for a Metal Storm Award...

When will the votings begin btw?
13.01.2009 - 15:49

All of the other nominees were far better albums than 'A sense of purpose'. Even as an In Flames fan I can't listen to that album, it's just awful.
14.01.2009 - 15:38
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Haha, no I'm not THAT bitter!

We didn't win the Grammy award this year either and I admit I got a little dissapointed although it doesn't really mean anything. Since I'm there at the show I wanna fucking win! But In flames got it. They're mates of ours so I'm happy for them.

I wanna thank all of you who voted for us. Cheers people!

The show was boring as usual, all the same people, same winners, same "surprise" band constellations. Some artists there really have high thoughts of themselves. It's quite embarrassing to see how stuck up some of them are. I mean they don't even have a international career most of them and still they act they're the fucking "deal".

I got completely obliterated on wine and champagne...and beer. My wife too, she got all fucked up. But we had a pretty good time during dinner, chatting and drinking away. The afterparty was at a classic place called Berns and it was packed. We didn't stay for long though.

OK, just letting you know we fucking LOST!

Take care

Said Mikael Akerfeldt on his myspace.

In my opinion they should have won too, or Meshuggah, but not In Flames
09.02.2009 - 02:55
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I'm from North america, and you guys are complaining about In Flames winning an award. you do not want to know the bands/artists that are being nominated here.

Lil Wayne is nominated for 8 awards, he raps about money, and the fact that he is a millionaire, and his long hair, its just pathetic how shallow minded it is.

You guys should just be happy that your society can recognize good music. In flames we trust.

in flames > opeth > rest

By the way, how come in flames sing in English and not Swedish? don't they want to appeal to their origin?

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