Posts Tagged ‘mastodon’


LISTEN: New Mastodon Single “High Road”

This is not a drill, folks.

The first single from Mastodon’s forthcoming album Once More Round The Sun has made its way online. The song is called “High Road” and it’s a straight-forward, old-school, heavy metal riff monster.

Click through to listen to the track, since you know you’re going to want to sing along when the band kicks off their North American tour with Gojira and Kvelertak in less than two weeks. Once More Round The Sun is expected to be released sometime this summer.…

Killer Be Killed

ATTN Metalheads: Listen to Two Songs from Supergroup Killer Be Killed

For about a year and a half, the metal community has been buzzing about a supergroup involving guitarists Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), bassist Troy Saunders (Mastodon) and drummer Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta).

Back in October, the project was dubbed Killer Be Killed and announced a record deal with Nuclear Blast. Their debut album was recorded with renowned metal producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at the helm and is due on May 13 in North America, and today, we finally have a taste of what we can expect on the LP …


Mastodon Spring Tour Dates Announced

While Mastodon continue working on their new album in Nashville, fans have something to rejoice about. The band has announced their upcoming headlining tour which runs from Oregon to Ohio throughout the month of May.

Gojira and Kvelertak will be joining Mastodon on the road. Until you get a chance to see them in concert, hold tight in anticipation waiting for the band’s sixth studio album. While the guys finish up recording with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, you can still rock out to the recently dropped Mastodon Live At Brixton.

Check out below the jump for the tour …

weekly wax

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Release For The Week Of 1/5-1/11

The new year is in full swing, school is starting up again for many of us, and as always, another week means another long list of cool records to spend your money on. Whether it’s classic hardcore (Converge‘s Petitioning Forever), classic rock (a remastered edition of Tommy), or classic movie soundtracks (the One Way Static Records subscription) that you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. On the new release front, a bootleg pressing of Beyoncé‘s self-titled record was announced through Vinyl Digital, and UTG favorites I Am the Avalanche launched preorders for their upcoming …

mastodon 2013

Mastodon Stream New Clip From ‘Live At Brixton’

It’s no secret that Atlanta, Georgia’s Mastodon is a heavy band, especially in a live setting, and their titanic riffs and drum beats are beautifully displayed in a live clip of “Curl of the Burl” from their upcoming twenty-three song live release, Live At Brixton. The concert, which took place in February of 2012, was the last on Mastodon’s world tour in support of their most recent full-length, The Hunter.

Live At Brixton will be released tomorrow, December 10, in both video and audio formats. Preorder it now from iTunes, and check out the video of “Curl …


Mastodon Prepare for Studio, Announce Producer for New Album

Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor recently sat down with Rolling Stone and discussed a number of topics, including the band’s new live release Mastodon Live at Brixton. The digital-only release will be available in both audio and video formats on December 10.

But perhaps more importantly, Dailor also updated the band’s progress on a follow-up to 2011′s The Hunter. With 18 or 19 songs in the can, the band is set to enter the studio in a couple of weeks with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with everyone from Foo Fighters to Rush. Speaking of the band’s choice …


Mastodon Unleash “Black Tongue” Beer

Heavy metal band Mastodon has curated their own beer with the help of the UK’s Signature Brew. Appropriately named after their song “Black Tongue,” the brew is an 8.3% double black IPA.

The band pulled out all the stops in creating what they describe as a “pallet crusher,” but fans of the band might prefer the term “Crusher Destroyer.” It is currently available for pre-order and will be ready for dispatch on December 3 (just in time for the holidays!).

I still haven’t been able to get my hands on Iron Maiden’s “Trooper” beer, so I guess I’ll just add …

Killer Be Killed

Calling All Metalheads! Meet Supergroup Killer Be Killed

Supergroups are rarely the sum of their parts, but I’m willing to give this one a shot.

Meet Killer Be Killed, which features Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly) and The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato on guitar, bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and drummer David Elitch (The Mars Volta). Cavalera, Puciato and Sanders will all share vocal duties.

Puciato tries to explain the band’s sound, basically saying the band is everything at once but nothing if not metal: “It’s a bit of SABBATH-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk,” while Cavalera expands, “This is a very

mastodon 2013

Mastodon Are Working On A New Album

Mastodon have let their fans know over Facebook that they have begun working on a new album. Read the statement below and catch these guys performing in your city soon.

Mastodon will be appearing on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Emmure, Born Of Osiris, and many more. Ticket information and routing can be viewed on the official website.

“For those of you who are interested, Yes we have been VERY busy writing and putting songs together for the


Mastodon Announce Additional US Tour Dates

If you cannot make it to Mayhem Festival this Summer, fear not because you may still have the opportunity to catch Mastodon in a city near you.

Today the metal outfit revealed they are planning a string of stateside shows this Summer in smaller markets around their time on Mayhem. The first show, which will have Machine Head as support, will take place before the band’s outing with Mayhem, while the additional five dates will follow the run. You can view the full list of dates below:

7/11: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
8/7 Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip…

City In The Sea 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: City In The Sea – “Dead Beliefs”

Hardcore outfit City In The Sea have unleashed their brand new visuals for the song “Dead Beliefs.”

This song will come off of the group’s debut album, Below The Noise, releasing through Sumerian Records in the coming months.

The band was announced to play this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival yesterday, alongside Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, and Thrown Into Exile. View the official routing right here!…


Rockstar Mayhem Festival Announce Lineup

Here’s something to get heavy music fans excited, Rockstar Energy’s Mayhem Festival has just announced the lineup for their 2013 summer tour.

Included on the festival’s main stage are Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth.

It’s crazy to realize that the festival is making it onto its sixth year, and with 26 stops and 16 bands on the tour, it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down by any means.

Follow the jump for a listing of the festival’s openers and all of the stops to be made. Tickets go on sale March 22 at noon local …