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2011 GRAMMY Nominees Announced for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

2011 GRAMMY Nominees Announced for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

The Grammy Awards have announced the nominees in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. You can see them below. This is the first year that there are no separate Hard Rock and Metal awards, but instead one joint category. Dream Theater, “On the Backs of Angels” Foo Fighters, “White Limo” Mastodon, “Curl of the Burl” […]

Mastodon and Feist Plan Split 7-Inch for Record Store Day

Mastodon and Feist Plan Split 7-Inch for Record Store Day

Mastodon and singer-songwriter Feist, are planning to release a split 7-inch for next year’s Record Store Day, scheduled for April. The special release will include Mastodon covering a Feist song, with Feist returning the favor for one of Mastodon’s tracks. Bassist-vocalist Troy Sanders revealed the idea during an interview with MTV Canada, which you can […]

New Mastodon–Dillinger Escape Plan Supergroup Has a Name

New Mastodon–Dillinger Escape Plan Supergroup Has a Name

The recently announced supergroup consisting of Mastodon guitarist-vocalist Brent Hinds, the Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, former the Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen, and ex–Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery will be called Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. Weinman revealed the inventive moniker in a blog post on his band’s website. Weinman also stated that he and […]

Mastodon to Appear in ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Episode

Mastodon to Appear in ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Episode

Mastodon have announced that they will be appearing in an upcoming episode of the animated Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The cameo follows up a special musical introduction that the band contributed to the 2007 film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. You can check out the unique and hilarious […]

Video: Mastodon Perform “Curl of the Burl” on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Video: Mastodon Perform “Curl of the Burl” on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Mastodon performed their new single, “Curl of the Burl,” on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman last night. The track is taken from the band’s new album, The Hunter, which debuted in the Billboard 200 charts at No. 10.

Review: Mastodon – The Hunter

Review: Mastodon – The Hunter

It takes a special kind of band to put out an album whose gimmick is that it doesn’t have a grandiose cosmic concept behind it, but Mastodon do just that with The Hunter, their fifth full-length record and third major label release. But while such a claim hints at a “return to form,” it’s truly […]

New Releases Out Today: 09/28/2011

New Releases Out Today: 09/28/2011

It’s Tuesday–the day that albums come out–and this one is a fucking doozy, stocked full of awesome new records. Check out the list of new releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning to get. Anvil – Monument of Metal (The End) Brutal Truth – End Time (Relapse) Chickenfoot […]

Mastodon Unveil New Music Video, “Curl of the Burl”

Mastodon Unveil New Music Video, “Curl of the Burl”

Atlanta prog-metal masters Mastodon have unleashed the lead music video, “Curl of the Burl,” off their new album, The Hunter, which comes out on Tuesday, the 27th. Check out the clip below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, and the Mars Volta Members Form Supergroup

Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, and the Mars Volta Members Form Supergroup

The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman has posted an update about the plans for a supergroup featuring himself, Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, ex–Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen. In a blog post on the Dillinger Escape Plan website, Weinman revealed that he and Avery had already begun working […]

Mastodon Streaming New Album, ‘The Hunter,’ Online

Mastodon Streaming New Album, ‘The Hunter,’ Online

Atlanta prog-metal masters Mastodon are streaming their new album, The Hunter, a week before it’s release next Tuesday, the 27th. Check out the record below and let us know what you think in the comments!