This year’s IME hopefuls include second round submissions spanning the genres of rap, rock and heavy metal as represented by the artists Jon Salt, Sprockets, A Band of Orcs and Control the Chaos.
Recently releasing his sophomore album “Darker Side of Happiness”, Seattle-based Jon Salt joins his label mates with a submission in the category 22 “Best Rap Performance”
Alongside Salt, Las Vegas alternative rockers “Sprockets”
Lastly, IME announces two submissions in the metal arena from completely different ends of the spectrum. Head to head in category 13: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Orcs meet Chaos with separate submissions, both attached to acclaimed production teams.
Representing the heavier side, A Band of Orcs presents their debut track “In the Keeper’s Chamber” from the forthcoming “Adding Heads to the Pile” album. Produced, engineered and arranged at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA, their latest work is fueled by the creative genius of Juan Urteaga whose accomplishments include Machine Head’s “Unto the Locust” and Testament’s “Dark Roots of Earth”.
Paired with the Orcs, Vegas-born Control the Chaos complete IME’s Grammy line-up with their submission of the single “Rise Again”- Produced by Dave Hampton (Prince, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller), mixed by Ghian “The Future” Wright and Randy Emata (The Memorials), mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Rob Halford, Megadeth) and recorded at Los Angeles’ historic Village Studios.
“We are extremely excited and very proud of each of our contenders,”