Eagles of Death Metal: BRIT nomination is a wonderful honour
Eagles of Death Metal are "truly humbled" to be nominated for International Group at the BRIT Awards 2016.
The American rockers will go head-to-head with Alabama Shakes, Major Lazer, Tame Impala and U2 at the ceremony next month and they are thrilled to be up against such "amazing artists" and for the continued support of their European fans and are excited about potentially winning their first ever BRIT.
In a statement on the group's Facebook page, the band - fronted by Jesse Hughes - wrote: "You know how you always hear people say that it's nice to just be nominated? Well, in this particular case, it honestly is so nice to just be nominated for International Group at the BRIT Awards, especially alongside such other amazing artists like U2, Alabama Shakes, Major Lazer, and Tame Impala.
"We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support Eagles of Death Metal has received this year from all of the people of Europe, and we pledge to continue rocking and rolling for many, many more years to come. Thank you so much for recognising and bestowing us with such a wonderful honour. #BRITs (sic)"
Eagles of Death Metal have had a traumatic last few months as they were caught up in the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, in November when their concert at Le Bataclan theatre was stormed by gunmen.
The BRIT Awards with MasterCard 2016 will take place at The O2 in London on February 24.