The band will perform with Concert Pianist Lang Lang.
Enthusing about the performance, Metallica wrote on their official website:
“We are psyched to be kicking off 2014 with a return to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26. We’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of being the first hard rock band to ever perform on the show and it will be our first visit to the Grammy stage since 1992.
“This will be one of the most unique performances of our career as we will be joined by renowned concert pianist Lang Lang, who has played on stages all over the world including the opening ceremonies at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, a White House state dinner, World Cup ceremonies, and the Nobel Prize concert in Stockholm, among many other acclaimed appearances.
“We are also very proud that the Through The Never soundtrack has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Recording Package and we're hoping for another win for our friends from Turner Duckworth, who also designed the Death Magnetic art and took home the mini gramophone in 2009.”
Metallica have won a total of nine Grammy Awards throughout their sprawling 32-year career.
Black Sabbath are the most nominated metal act at this year’s event with three nods – Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song for ‘God Is Dead?’ and Best Rock Album for ‘13’.
The 56th Grammy Awards ceremony takes place at The Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday 26th January.