From: Atlanta, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Mastodon News
Below is our complete Mastodon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.
Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...
MASTODON's latest release, 'Leviathan' has been named Revolver Magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year." The year-end Revolver list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. 'Leviathan' was released on August 31st, 2004 to exceptional fan and critical acclaim. The follow up to the band's heralded 'Remission' album, 'Leviathan' entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #139 and continues to see strong sales. The band is currently on the road alongside SLAYER and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE as part of the 2004 Jagermeister Music Tour. The full list of Revolver's 2004 "Albums of the Year" can be found in the magazine's February, 2005 issue - on stands December 7th.
I had the chance to attend the Jagermeister Music Tour when it made a stop in Philadelphia, Pa on November 18th at the Electric Factory. I’ve been to the 4 seperate Jagermeister Tours so I knew what to expect going in, an amazing metal show. More...
Converge, Isis, and Mastodon have announced touring plans over in Japan that will kick off in February of 2005. Dates will be announced soon. Meanwhile Isis has released a live track here from an upcoming Live 12" release.
NationalNoise magazine is asking you who your favorite artist of 2004 is. The list of artists you can vote for include Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. Go here and cast your vote.
Your heartache is over as Killswitch Engage is headed out on the road again for the Jagermeister Tour with Slayer and Mastodon, and Roadrunner Records and Rolling Stone are presenting a kick-ass contest we are calling "Killswitch Engagement"
One grand prize winner will get:
- Roundtrip air transportation for 2 to Los Angeles
- All access passes to the 12/17 Killswitch Engage Jagermeister LA Show (which also happens to include Mastadon and the almighty Slayer)
- 2 nights hotel accommodations
- $500 shopping spree at Hot Topic
- Killswitch Engage CDs and Merchandise
To enter the contest, click here.
Metal artist Powderburn has secured a slot in the Jägermeister Music Tour’s date in San Antonio, headlined by heavy metal icons Slayer. This tour is sponsored by Jägermeister, one of the world's leading premium spirit brands - and imported from Germany by Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. This represents their Fall tour edition, which is also featuring Killswitch Engage and Mastodon. The show is scheduled for Friday, December 3rd at Sunset Station in San Antonio. "It still hasn't really set in yet," adds Ken Lockman, PB’s guitarist and lead vocalist. "There's a few bands you dream about opening for and Slayer is definitely one of them."
Earlier this year, Powerderburn, based out of Austin, Texas, obtained a full sponsorship by Jägermeister. Other Texas dates in the Jägermeister Music Tour include Dallas, Houston and Corpus Christi. For more info, please visit Powderburn's official website and Jagermeister Music Tour.
Currently on a headline run of the states with From Autumn To Ashes, Eighteen Visions, and labelmates 36 Crazyfists, KsE will be heading out this Fall on the Jagermeister Music Tour with Slayer and Mastodon. Now this ain't some mamby-pamby concert, this is metal as it wasintended to be, and you can pre-order tickets to this event as follows:
You will need a password to pre-order tickets starting 9/8 at 10am thru 9/9 at 5pm (local times). The pre-sale password is "blood" (case-sensitive).
The first 100 pre-sale purchasers over 21 in each market will receive a "Limited Edition Jagermeister Tour Bandana" at the venue the day of the show (all markets except for Dallas, Seattle, and Spokane).
Dates, venues, cities, and links for pre-ordering are listed below (note, you will need to do a search for 'Jagermeister' or 'Slayer' to find your city to purchase tickets): More...
Here's the Headbanger's Ball playlist with special guests Lamb of God and Mastadon:
Bleeding Through - Love Lost In A Hail Of Gunfire (Premiere)
Fear Factory - Archetype
Mastodon - March Of The Fire Ants
Chimaira - Power Trip
Himsa - A Girl In Glass (Premiere)
Atreyu - Right Side Of The Bed
Mastodon - Iron Tusk (Premiere)
36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork (Premiere)
Minstry - No W
Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder
Lamb Of God - 11th Hour
Candiria - Blood
Testament - Over The Wall
Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache (Premiere)
As I Lay Dying - Forever
Lamb of God - Laid To Rest
Next week's special guests will be Megadeth.
Dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister tour, featuring Slayer, Killswitch Engage, and Mastodon. Here is the complete list of tour dates: More...
A representative at Slayer's management company has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the band's cancellation of their scheduled headlining appearance in Myrtle Beach, SC Wednesday night (Sept. 1):
"Tom Araya, Slayer's bassist/vocalist, was treated and released from a Myrtle Beach, NC hospital on Wednesday after experiencing severe pain due to a kidney stone. Slayer — who has had to cancel only one show in the band's twenty-one-year career — was unable to play the Myrtle Beach headlining 'Off-Fest' concert, but did play yesterday's [Sept. 2] Ozzfest show in Tampa. With the final Ozzfest show on Saturday in West Palm Beach cancelled due to Hurricane Frances, Araya will be able to go home early and be treated by his personal physician."
Slayer will headline this fall's Jägermeister Music Tour beginning on October 29 in Springfield, Missouri. Support at all dates will come from Killswitch Engage and Mastodon.
Two more dates for this Fall's Jagermusic Tour have been announced. The three dates known so far are as follows:
November 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
November 21 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
December 7 - Denver, CO @ TBA
This Fall's tour features SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MASTODON and a local Jager band opening the show.
MASTODON have unveiled a new E-Card, previewing two new songs from their highly anticipated new album, "Leviathan". "Leviathan" hits stores on August 31 via Relapse. You can check out the MASTODON E-Card, which contains the new songs "Iron Tusk" and "Blood & Thunder" and tour dates.
MASTODON will be teaming up with SLAYER and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE for this fall's Jägermeister Music Tour beginning on October 29 in Springfield, Missouri.
The Jägermeister Music Tour is back, and due to overwhelming demand, Slayer returns to headline. Following the success of the Fall '03 Tour, Slayer has signed to once again lead the charge. Thrash/Punk/Metal mainstays will be joined by Killswitch Engage and Mastodon. The Tour is set to roar on October 29th in Springfield, Missouri.
American Recordings artists, Slayer - hands down one of the most distinctive and influential punk/thrash/metal bands on the planet - will headline The Jagermeister Music Tour, delivering its blast of über-noise night after night. Slayer will be fresh from their jaunt with this year's Ozzfest and a four-week co-headline European tour with Slipknot.
Celebrating the recent release of their box set, Soundtrack to the Apocalypse, and Gold sales certification of their War at the Warfield DVD, Slayer will release a brand-new DVD, Still Reigning, in October. The cornerstone of the video will be the live performance of "Reign In Blood," the band's 28-minute undisputed masterpiece that has been called the greatest speed metal album of all time. Slayer's video, "Bloodline," was recently named the "#1 Best Metal Video of the New Millennium (So Far)" by viewers of MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" and readers of Revolver magazine.
Killswitch Engage is considered to be one of heavy metal's best live acts. The End of Heartache, their third album, has been called " a stunning collection, retaining much of their signature (sound) but teasing with electric hooks ("The End of Heartache") and strategic use of silence ("When Darkness Falls")…" by Rolling Stone magazine.
Killswitch Engage is ready to stupefy crowds during this Tour. Songs from their latest release, The End of Heartache (Roadrunner Records), rage on the Resident Evil: Apocalypse soundtrack as well as the upcoming MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Volume 2 compilation.
Inarguably one of the most talked about bands in recent extreme music history, Relapse Records' Mastodon has awakened the slumbering heavy metal music scene. Their latest, Leviathan, is a monster of a release and has been called "Devastating" by Rolling Stone. The group, noted for their exhilarating live performances and unique sound, has just been named as one of Revolver magazine's 10 "Future of American Metal" bands as well as one of Alternative Press Magazine's 7 "Most Important Bands in Metal Today."
The fast-growing Jägermeister Music Tour is now in its fourth successful year. "The caliber of the talent we've been able to draw from is tremendous," says Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing & Brand Development for Jägermeister, "and having Slayer on board again is huge. Slayer is a legend, and they are the perfect fit for Jägermeister and our fans."
Each show on the Tour will be rounded out by a Jägermeister-sponsored band. In addition, fans can expect the usual royal treatment with great giveaways from Jägermeister and show sponsors, Schecter Guitars, Peavey Electronics, Coffin Case and Meinl Cymbals.*
For more information on dates and cities visit www.jagermeistermusictour.com.
*Must be 21 years old to receive giveaways subject to availability and legal restrictions in each state.
Mastodon has been announced as the thrid band on the Jagermeister Tour, which also will feature Slayer and Killswitch Engage. Opening bands for each show will be local Jager artists. Dates, and venues are expected shortly.
The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.
Two tracks from Mastodon's forthcoming new album "Leviathan" have been posted online, you can listen to the following cuts via these links:
"Leviathan" will land in stores on August 31st through Relapse.
WALLS OF JERICHO have been officially added to the upcoming FEAR FACTORY, MASTODON, SWORN ENEMY July/August tour, that will run through August 22nd.
The deluxe version of MASTODON's 'Remission' CD w/ a free, bonus DVD featuring a pro-filmed live set with previously unreleased material is out. The band has hit the road with CLUTCH and will continue with a string of Western US dates starting February 17th.
MASTODON will co-host MTV2's Headbangers Ball, making an in-studio appearance on the program's Saturday, February 14th where they will be interviewed by host Jamey Jasta. Headbangers Ball airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2.
Here are the MASTODON Tour Dates: More...
The new MASTODON video "March of The Fire Ants", has officially been put online by Relapse Records in two different formats, download them here: