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Mastodon to release “Cold Dark Place” in 2017

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM (PST)

Mastodon may still be basking in the Emperor Of Sand acclaim, largely seen as their best work in a few records, but the band seem to be about to release ANOTHER album in a potential matter of weeks. A listing for the album has appeared on Amazon UK.

While little is known at this time, Brent Hinds said it was going to be a solo album as he wrote the songs following a breakup. Things must have changed for it to bear the Mastodon full band name stamp and it is pretty cool of the band to back him and make it an official group release, though I am very curious to see how much each member played on the actual thing. It isn’t like Mastodon is The Smashing Pumpkins where at the end of the day if he wanted to Billy Corgan could make a whole acoustic record and still market it as the Pumpkins and you couldn’t exactly say it wasn’t.

Of the release, Hinds said that it is “pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music, which also sounds like the Bee Gees a little bit.”  

I was just thinking of how cool that one off Game Of Thrones spooky and uncharacteristically extra mellow song “White Walker” was, so I am looking forward to this (though side note if you saw the latest Game Of Thrones leak you are prob fucking pissed at the Night King right now). Anyway, I wonder how cray they went with the harmonies to mention the Bee Gees in the context of a band who broke big on “Blood & Thunder.”

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Mastodon perform on Conan (see video)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:45 AM (PST)

I like all of Mastodon’s releases for various reasons, but Emperor Of Sand is certainly the best one since Crack The Skye, IMO. Even if you don’t like all the material or more melodic vocals, the guitar solos on this album in particular are fucking earth scorching. Anyhow, the band slogged through a fun version of “Show Yourself” last night and you can’t deny the song is catchy as heck. Check the footage out HERE.

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Happy metal Monday to you, comrades. I was up at seven doing some chores and jogging, reflecting back on an eventful weekend. We have a lot of news for you but I am not doing a ton of posting today so here is a little start your week condenser of a few announcements in one.

Mastodon have extended their U.S. headline tour starting on September 26 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live with continued support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The tour also includes stops at several festivals, including the High Elevation Fest in Denver, CO and Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. Mastodon will also be playing a series of headline shows in the U.K. this December including Brixton Academy in London, England on December 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 16 at 10:00 am local time. Tickets can be purchased at mastodonrocks.com/tour.

. Prog deather’s NYN featuring multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Noyan Tokgozoglu and guitarist Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger have a new album Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt.

An early teaser video for the album is now live and can be heard HERE

Pre-orders for Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt are now live here:

https://nynmetal.bandcamp.com/album/entropy-of-chaos-and-salt

. Power Trip have announced dates with Obituary and Exodus. Their latest must hear thrasher Nightmare Logic is out now on Southern Lord and has some of the best songs in the genre you’ll hear anytime soon; stream the record at  YouTubeSpotifyiTunes, and find ordering options at THIS LOCATION. It’s a blast. 

Lastly, I am going through some family stuff with some fake Christian types and it sent me into a bad mood this past weekend sticking up for an older sibling. I got all sibling defensive as a result. That’s my family. Later in the weekend I ended up posting a different complaint or two directed at Coheed and Cambria for still not acknowledging my youngest sister Cambria is a real person and I also took to task a lot of blogs in general for giving them a pass on this. I was just talking to their original drummer Nate, who is one of my best friends, a few minutes ago. While I do want peace with and also for them – as we have a very troubled history – I can’t do all the emotional labor myself. I am at times VERY manic depressive, non binary and have a lot of ptsd from some very bad shit.

Why run a blog when you have depression? Well, most of the time I am pretty high function but I am still human.

If I have a bad day it can unlock a lot of stuff that is normally on the shelf. It is hard knowing you want to be peaceful but then having some outside push rip off all your scabs. I feel like Claudio hates me but I would really appreciate if he and the band would tell the truth and give my sister respect as a person. People just tell me to let it go because they never will but I think that is unfair. I used to even open for them after the initial band name change from Shabutie and it was cool for awhile but then our friendship deteriorated so badly and then my sis got erased completely. She doesn’t deserve that. It is very hard for me to ever concede that point and I don’t know how any of their feminist fans among the fence ranks could pass that off.

But anyway, I don’t hate them but as someone who struggles with major depression I wish they could also show me the mutual respect of real closure and acknowledge this. It would completely nullify the risk of these outbursts. It is hard working in music and people want favors or press help but meanwhile I have complained about this forever yet whenever it comes up people say ,”What about your integrity as a journalist?”. Um, it shows less integrity of other places to not discuss it for fifteen years or so now. So my word as a journalist only has value when I am helping a label sell something, not raising critical points on a topic just because it is personal?

That said, I really do want to be cool and let it go. Often I am able to do so. But also need their help a bit. I have anxiety attacks and mood problems and when I bury unresolved things it is only a matter of time before the lid pops off. So please be cool back to me, guys.

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Mastodon confirmed as final headliners for Psycho Las Vegas

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 12:28 PM (PST)

Well, seems weird to be posting about music when the GOP just voted to make rape a pre-existing condition, but I guess cheer and motivation in the form of art is always important. I’m drinking tea and listening to “Linchpin” from Fear Factory and hoping everyone out there doesn’t give up the fight.

Anyway, some good news for rock and metal lovers. Mastodon have been added to the already insanely dope Psycho Las Vegas bill this year. King Diamond is doing classic Abigail entirely, Laura from Kylesa is unveiling a set of herself and special guests, you’ve got up and coming heralded as the next generation of top quality acts like Gatecreeper, Oathbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe and Inter Arma, varied styles of experimental metal from USNEA to Dark Castle plus a lot of my personal faves in the scene like Jex Thoth, Conan, Blood Ceremony and even the Cult of Luna collaboration with Julie Christmas!

Then you also have legacy bands like Diamond Head, Melvins, Swans, Carcass, Corrosion Of Conformity, Magma, Cirith Ungol. I mean, Jesus Christ!

Damn, yo. The event is set to take place from August 18th through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss out. Secure yours today at THIS LOCATION.
 
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Mastodon to release limited “White Walker” picture disc

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:24 PM (PST)

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Mastodon will release a 12″ vinyl picture disc of their non-album track “White Walker” on February 19th via Warner Bros. Records.

Side A features “White Walker,” which was released digitally last winter as part of the Game of Thronesmixtape Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, Volume 2. The track was commissioned by the show’s producers when the band appeared on the show as extras. Insanely dope Welsh illustrator Richey Beckett designed the artwork, which was inspired by the show.

The B-Side of the 12′ features an a Cappella version of “White Walker”,the original idea for the song recorded by Brann Dailor on his phone in his kitchen.

The artwork is a still from the episode in which the band members appeared as murdered “wildlings” who are brought back to life by White Walkers.

The Mastodon “White Walker” picture disc will be pressed in very limited quantities and will be available for pre-order beginning today here and in retails stores beginning Feb 19th. Do not hesitate as these will sell out fast!


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Continuing our two city coverage after Milwaukee, The Missing Link Tour thundered through New York City’s Central Park with Sweden’s protometal quartet Graveyard, with whom I interviewed that afternoon. Riding out the last of the day’s west-falling sunlight was Clutch, strong and heavy as ever in their 20 plus year career. As the night darkened, Mastodon took stage and the arboreal amphitheater, at first a simple stage nestled into a pleasant grove, now became much more ominous and powerful. It looked as if the trees were growing up and inward, reaching down from their stoic and gnarled height. The music cried a cacophony through the limbs and branches for acres and acres through the park. I’m sure neither the 5th Avenue neighbors nor the multitude of smitten couples out on The Lake in rowboats were too pleased. Actually, that sounds like a fucking rad date.

Read on here for the review and pictures.

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Show Review: The Missing Link Tour at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:31 PM (PST)

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The progressive/stoner metal lineup that The Missing Link Tour provides is a show that one would be remiss to miss. As the crowd filled the Eagles Ballroom, the air began to smell like an over heated hemp store in the middle of a humid summer day. The perfect environment for the evening’s festivities. Graveyard, Clutch, and Mastodon are generational bands that bring together the past, present, and future into one killer evening of auricular enlightenment.

Get the full review here.

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Mastodon cancels Oklahoma City show. Nine ravaging tornadoes follow.

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:17 PM (PST)

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Obviously, Mother Nature was pissed that Mastodon cancelled, as they haven’t played there since ‘012. Before that, ’09 in Tulsa, OK. More infuriated were the ticket holders, who’s refund wasn’t immediately issued. The promoter originally wanted to honor the tickets at a future date, one far from equivalent. After she heard this, Ma dropped car-drowning flood waters, and they reconsidered. All tickets from The Diamond Ballroom show will be refunded.

Two things Mastodon should learn from this: First, don’t leave Oklahoma without Mom’s permission. Second, ask your previous tour mates Dethklok how to withstand tornadoes, as seen here.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXFO-gR2ddU[/youtube]

Fortunately, no lives were lost in the capricious weather. If you feel some extra metal in your pocket, Red Cross relief funds can be donated here.

Thanks to StrongBeard for the inside info.

Stay tuned here and our @MetalRiot Instagram for a very special two-night coverage of this tour as it rolls through Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Central Park, New York City late this month.

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Mastodon vinyl reissue of “Blood Mountain” out today

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:59 AM (PST)

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As previously announced, Mastodon have announced they will reissue all of their Reprise Records titles on vinyl in the coming months. The first album in the series will be 2006’s Blood Mountain, which will be issued today, March 3rd, on a mix of solid yellow and transparent green vinyl. Upon its release, Guitar World called Blood Mountain “pulverizing,” with an “utter restlessness that grips you tighter with each cut.” It also placed at No. 9 on Rolling Stone‘s Top 50 Albums of 2007. The next installment will be on June 2nd, featuring 2009’s Crack the Skye,pressed on baby blue vinyl. Earning Mastodon unanimous critical praise, the album led to Rolling Stone calling them “the greatest metal band of their generation – no one else comes close,” while Revolver praised Crack the Skye as the work of “a band at the peak of its musical and conceptual powers.”

Mastodon will also release a Limited Edition 12″ vinyl picture disc in celebration of Record Store Day on April 18th, which features original artwork by Mastodon guitarist, Brent Hinds.  The disc is comprised of a new song titled “Atlanta, featuring guest vocals from Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers, originally only available digitally as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. The ‘B-Side” is an unreleased instrumental version of “Atlanta, and is exclusive to this very limited RSD pressing.

Don’t miss Mastodon on the road co-headlining with their friends Clutch for THE MISSING LINK TOUR, which kicks off on April 16th in St. Paul, MN, with support provided by Big Business. Sweden’s Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th.  Tickets are on sale now. Please visit www.mastodonrocks.com for more info.

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Two of the world’s most respected and influential hard rock bands Mastodon and Clutch are proud to announce THE MISSING LINK TOUR, which brings together both bands as they join forces along with special guests Graveyard and Big Business – each taking part of the tour as support.Together, this night of heavy rock will be one of the heaviest and most exciting concert events of the year.

THE MISSING LINK TOUR kicks off on April 16th in St. Paul, MN. with support provided by Big Business, who recently supported Mastodon throughout a sold-out European tour. Sweden’s  Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th.  Tickets are on sale now.

 

Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship as fans will recall Clutch front man Neil Fallon contributed vocals to “Blood And Thunder” (from Mastodon’s 2004’s Leviathan) so fans can expect surprises in store for fans throughout the tour rumbling across North America. THE MISSING LINK TOUR will feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch. Clutch will close the show onApril 24th in Vancouver, May 10th in Pittsburgh, May 15th in Bethlehem,  May 16th in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour,  May 24th  in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows.  For further info on Mastodon, go to: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/.  For further info on Clutch go tohttp://www.pro-rock.com

Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster had this to say about the tour.”We are very much looking forward to our US tour with our friends in Mastodon. We always enjoy playing live but when we have the opportunity to share the stage with a band as inspiring as Mastodon we know each evening will be that much more special. See ya out there!”

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Bill Kelliher guitar lessons for fans on European Tour available

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM (PST)

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Wanna learn how to play “Tread Lightly” (the best new Mastodon song of the last few years)? Maybe find out some slick axe licks that will have babes twerking for your skills in no time, no matter how gruff you look?  Curious if you can get as nasty as Bill Kelliher in a crash course metal lesson or wanna just find out where the Colony of Birchmen really is? Live in Europe (I know that’s a no for some of our readers)? W ell, if you DO you’re maybe in luck.

From Mastodon’s Facebook:

BILL KELLIHER WILL BE GIVING A PERSONAL GUITAR LESSON TO GROUPS OF 6-7 PEOPLE ON TOUR IN EUROPE
FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS, TAKE PICS WITH BILL AND HAVE THINGS SIGNED.

YOU CAN BRING A GUITAR AND SMALL AMP
FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICE EMAIL
BUTTERSLAX@HOTMAIL.COM

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Mastodon “Remission” deluxe reissue of debut album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:11 PM (PST)

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Relapse Records is proud to present a deluxe reissue of MASTODON‘s seminal debut LP Remission, a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. Exploding onto the scene in 2002, MASTODON combined an unparalleled level of musicianship together with songwriting sophistication that simply did not exist amongst their peers. Over a decade after its release Remission remains one of the most important titles in Relapse’s rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the full cooperation of the band themselves.

The album has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI. The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic Remission horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping. Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24+ pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.

The album will see it’s reissue on August 5th (N. America), August 4th (UK/World) and August 1st (Germany/Benelux/Finland) on CD and a deluxe 2xLP boxset. Physical pre-orders along with a new line of Remission merchandise are available HERE . A trailer showcasing the new and expanded packaging can be viewed HERE.

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Starting today, Mastodon will launch a video featuring American artist, Skinner, who’s work graces the cover of the Mastodon’s forthcoming album, Once More ‘Round The Sun.  The short film showcases a conversation between Brann Dailor and Skinner taking about the genesis of the ideas that would eventually become the cover art. Skinner talks about his longtime appreciation of Mastodon’s music that would later inspire his creation of these lurid and iconic images. The internationally respected Art & Culture Magazine JUXTAPOZ will host the premier of the video on their website today. Click here to view and share.

 

Once More ‘Round The Sun, Mastodon’s sixth full-length studio album, their first since 2011’s The Hunter, will be released by Reprise Records on June 24th.  It was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fights, Alice In Chains, Deftones, etc.).

  

The first track from the album High Road,” is available digitally now. Pre-order Once More ‘Round The Sun here and instantly receive a digital download of “High Road,”

 

As previously announced, on June 24th, the stunning Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition of Once More ‘Round The Sun will go on sale.This limited edition package will include two discs pressed onto 180g black vinyl housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by the American artist Skinner previously mentioned, plus a CD of the complete album. The package will include four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork. Click here to explore the amazing album artwork. If you pre-order the Deluxe Vinyl Edition, you’ll be entitled to bonus digital content: An instant download of “High Road,” plus another album track (to be determined) delivered digitally prior to street date, and a digital download of the entire album delivered on street date. This one-time-only package will be available exclusively through www.mastodonrocks.com.  Don’t delay, as these will sell out quickly. Click here to view the beautiful Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition.

 

The next track from Once More ‘Round The Sun, will be the hard-charging “Chimes At Midnight. This Friday, May 23rd, you can view a teaser clip for the track here.

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Mastodon reveal Skinner album art for new LP, release date

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:44 PM (PST)

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Prog sludge beard kings Mastodon‘s next album, Once More ‘Round The Sun, is due out on June 24 on Reprise Records. The album cover artwork was designed by infamous street artist Skinner.

The album’s hard-hitting first single is “High Road,” which will be released digitally on April 29th, the same day a pre-order for Once More ‘Round The Sun launches at all participating digital retailers. Click here to pre-order. All pre-orders will instantly receive a digital download of “High Road.”

 

Also available on June 24th, will be a stunning Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition of Once More ‘Round The Sun.  This limited edition will include two discs pressed onto 180g black vinyl housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by renowned American artist Skinner, plus a CD of the complete album. The package will include four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork. Click here to explore the amazing album artwork.

 

Those who pre-order the Deluxe Vinyl Edition will be entitled to bonus digital content: An instant download of “High Road,” plus another album track (to be determined) delivered digitally prior to street date, and a download of the entire album delivered digitally on street date. This one-time-only package will be available exclusively through www.mastodonrocks.com.  Don’t delay, as these will sell out quickly.  Click here to view the Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition

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Mastodon take the “High Road” less traveled

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM (PST)

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Mastodon have released a new song “High Road”, seemingly because it leaked anyway. The swarthy jam is from their pending album Once Around The Sun. The tune is pretty standard in structure, with a steady chug reminiscent of a more hi-fi older Mastodon but with a big melodic chorus. It will probably sound even better live and dirtier than this.

I miss seeing these guys in shitty clubs but they couldn’t be more deserving of their popularity. And the bridge/solo section of this new jam is really epic and inspiring. You can’t hold these guys back from journeying to different modes of live wire synaptic rockery. Even with a more populist structure, they still sound crazier than any other metal band as big as they are.

Click HERE to hear the song.

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