Crashdiet celebrate Swedish Grammi nod
Crashdiet’s fourth album The Savage Playground has gained them a nomination in the Swedish Grammi awards.
They’re named in the Best Rock And Metal Performance category alongside Ghost, Watain, Nicke Borg Homeland and The Kristet Utseende.
It’s the glam outfit’s second-ever nomination, and follows the album’s entry at number two in the Swedish charts on release earlier this year.
Guitarist Martin Sweet says: “It’s a fantastic feeling when you reach that high on the chart. It confirms that our fanbase is growing every year and we’re tremendously thankful for that.”
He describes 2013 a “probably the year that made the biggest impact on us as people.” It included the tragic death of manager Mchael Sunden, who sustained a head injury after falling over in a Nottingham venue in April.
“Michael will be remembered as the guy who took us to America for the first time,” says Sweet. “A true visionary. It’s heartbreaking. Our manager’s passing will definitely change the way we look at things for ever.”
The 45th annual Grammis ceremony takes place in Stockholm on February 19.