There is a type of music that is best listened to in a van. It has to be something as large and unwieldy as the vehicle itself, something that echoes well in a smoke-filled cabin, something that is only improved by an airbrushed depiction of the Grim Reaper wrestling a tiger on a Yin Yang [...]
Mastodon have released a new track “Spectrelight,” taken from the band’s upcoming album, The Hunter, which is due out on September 27. The song features Scott Kelly from Neurosis. Check out the song, below, and let us know what you think of it.
Steve Austin and his project Today Is the Day, with its ever-morphing lineup, are well known for creating some of the most uncompromisingly hostile, abrasive, and disturbing music ever pressed. For album No. 9, Austin is joined by members of New York City noise-rockers Wetnurse, and the results range from blasters like “Wheelin’” and “The Devil’s [...]
Noise-rock stalwarts Today is the Day are releasing their ninth album, Pain is a Warning (Blackmarket), which was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, on August 16. The band formerly included future members of Mastodon in its ranks; today it features members of New York metallers Wetnurse. In anticipation of the record, Today is the [...]
Mastodon will release their fifth album, The Hunter, on September 27. They’ve previously released a teaser (below), and now their song, “Black Tongue,” has leaked. Check out a studio update from the band on page 20 of the July/August issue of Revolver, out now and available here. Listen to that below, and let us know [...]
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It’s not often that you see a facially tattooed, wild-haired prog-metal maniac starring in a commercial, let alone a commercial for pharmaceuticals. But that’s just where you’ll see Mastodon singer-guitarist Brent Hinds. Or is it? Watch below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Although Mastodon’s heavy, sludgy prog sounds more inspired by the Sabbath side of Ozzy Osbourne’s career, it turns out drummer Brann Dailor is very much influenced by the Metal Madman’s early solo work with late guitarist Randy Rhoads, which was reissued today in a deluxe box set (you could win one here). Some of this [...]
The first ever live DVD-and-CD set from this Atlanta quartet should make fans of their last album, 2009′s Crack the Skye, very happy. The sound and footage is from Mastodon’s stop at Chicago’s Aragon, which they visited while touring for that record, and the group starts off by playing the album in its 50-minute-plus entirety. [...]
Shoe manufacturer Vans created a special BlackDiamondSkye pair of high tops, limited to 150, to commemorate the current tour featuring Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon. Click here to win a pair, as well as a limited-edition poster signed by all of the bands and a pair of tickets to the tour.