A big year for Canadian rock music.
The nominations for the JUNO Awards, the celebration of all things Canadian, have been revealed. And some familiar, and well deserved, faces have made an appearance.
First up is Spiritbox, who are crowning their incredible 2021 with a pair of nods.
The first is for Metal / Hard Music Album of the Year, where their debut album 'Eternal Blue' is up against Brand Of Sacrifice's 'Lifeblood', Archspire's 'Bleed The Future', Danko Jones' 'Power Trio' and The Agonist's 'Days Before The World Wept'.
2022 METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 1, 2022
�� Bleed the Future @Archspireband
�� Lifeblood @BrandofSacrifice
�� Power Trio @DankoJones
�� Eternal Blue @SpiritboxBand
�� Days Before The World Wept @TheAgonist #JUNOS pic.twitter.com/fnc3ixfrru
They are also up for Breakthrough Group of the Year against Black Pistol Fire, cleopatrick, MONOWHALES and Ocie Elliott.
2022 BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR Presented by @FactorCanada, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 1, 2022
�� @SpiritboxBand#JUNOS pic.twitter.com/LcHyRKsxeH
grandson is up for Alternative Album of the Year with 'Death Of An Optimist' alongside Chiiild's 'Hope For Sale', Mustafa The Poet's 'When Smoke Rises', Ruby Waters' 'If It Comes Down To It' and SATE's 'The Fool'.
2022 ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR Presented [email protected]— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 1, 2022
�� Hope For Sale @Chiiild
�� Death Of An Optimist @grandson
�� When Smoke Rises @MustafaThePoet
�� If It Comes Down To It @RubyWatersMusic
�� The Fool @StateofSATE #JUNOS pic.twitter.com/m3ymxw6RNI
And The Dirty Nil are up for Rock Album of the Year with 'Fuck Art', and it is up against Arkells' 'Blink Once', Black Pistol Fire's 'Look Alive', The Beaches' 'Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album)' and The Bluestones' Hidden Gems'.
2022 ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 1, 2022
�� Blink Once @ArkellsMusic
�� Look Alive @BlackPistolFire
�� Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album) @TheBeaches
�� Hidden Gems @TheBlueStones
�� Fuck Art @TheDirtyNil #JUNOS pic.twitter.com/LCwTYQpbTF
The ceremony will be taking place on May 09 and Avril Lavigne will be performing! You can find out everything you need to know about it right HERE