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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

Click HERE for tour dates.

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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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Mastodon complete new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM (PST)

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Mastodon have allegedly completed their next opus, title TBA.  The record was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Alice In Chains). This from the revered band’s Facebook page:

“Dearest Mastodon fans, after many hours in the studio riffing out,We are excited to announce our new album is almost complete. It is in the finals of being mastered.We are gearing up for our US tour with Gojira and Kvelertak next month! Looking forward to seeing you all out there on the High Road in May!”

Well, doesn’t that just curl your burl? Horns up. G’s down.

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Mastodon to tour with Gojira, Kvelertak

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:31 PM (PST)

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Ending weeks of speculation Mastodon have announced that they will hit the road for a headlining spring tour with support from Gojira and Kvelertak. The tour kicks off April 28th in Seattle and criss-crosses the U.S. before culminating in a performance at the Rock On The Range Festival on May 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7th.

 Mastodon have been in the studio in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album The Hunter.

For tour dates click HERE.

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Mastodon defend controversial Thanksgiving shirt

Posted by GageT on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:40 AM (PST)

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In case you missed it over the holiday weekend (well, if you live in the US), Mastodon released a Thanksgiving t-shirt depicting a white male pilgrim holding a shotgun to the head of a female Native American (that’s it up there). Naturally, this caused some online controversy, resulting in a lot of accusations of the band being racist. The band responded via their Facebook page, defending the shirt and explaining why they’re not racists:

“Regarding our thanks giving shirt, whether you choose to believe or not, the American Indians were massacred by the white settlers who became the Americans we are today.
this shirt represents this atrocity and celebrating in the face of this atrocity is chilling.
we may have a sick sense of humor, but we are far from being “Racist” as some of you who might not get it are calling us.”

Regardless of what your thoughts on the shirt are, you have to give them props for sticking to their guns on this one.

In related news, guitarist Bill Kelliher spoke with the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine last week, and he said that they were beginning tracking this past weekend, so expect a new slab of Mastodon goodness coming your way in early 2014.

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Mastodon’s “Live at Brixton” to be released in December

Posted by GageT on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM (PST)

mastodonbrixtoncover_638Way back on February 11, 2012, Mastodon performed at London’s O2 Academy at Brixton in support of their last album, The Hunter. Now that concert will be released digitally via Warner Bros. as Mastodon Live at Brixton on December 10. That’s the cover art over on the left.

It’ll be released in both an audio-only version and a video version directed by Ryan Mackfall.

Right now, Mastodon’s working on their next studio album, tentatively slated for 2014.

If you want to check out the setlist for the release, click here.

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