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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Mastodon have completed work on the second music video from their award-winning album, Leviathan.
The video, for the song "Blood and Thunder," was shot on location at the Star Bar in the band`s hometown of Atlanta, GA. Produced and directed by Jonathan Rej (Man or Astroman, Further Seems Forever, Stretch Armstrong) for Authority Films, the new Mastodon video is expected to be conceptual in nature, with a "top-secret" treatment and storyline that, "is far-and-away different than most any modern day music video". Mastodons "Blood and Thunder" is expected to make its world network premiere(s) imminently.
Currently in the midst of a headlining tour of Europe, Mastodon will launch their first U.S. headlining tour of 2005 on March 23 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.
This year’s edition of Finland’s Sauna Open Air festival is scheduled to take place from June 9th - 11th in Tampere, Finland (main outdoor concerts in Ratina Stadion Park, indoor concerts in clubs).
Acts scheduled to perform currently include:
Thursday, June 9th - SLAYER, MASTODON, MOKOMA
Friday, June 10th - DIO, TERASBETONI
Other confirmed acts (placement on bill to be confirmed) include: SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED and DREAMTALE.
The stoner rock / doom metal outfit THE HIDDEN HAND will be hitting the road on the upcoming MASTODON/ BURNING BRIDES tour. The band will be supporting their current release, "Mother, Teacher, Destroyer", which was released in late November ‘04 by Southern Lord. It features the first studio performance by Scott “Wino” Weinrich (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan) coming off his successful collaboration with Dave Grohl and the Probot project.
Confirmed dates include: More...
Right after wrapping up their support slot for Mastodon and Dozer Norway’s Extol will support the mighty God Forbid in UK on their forthcoming headlining tour:
Mar. 19 (UK) London Underworld
Mar. 20 (Wales) Cardiff Barfly
Mar. 21 (UK) Oxford Zodiac
Mar. 22 (Scotl.) Glasgow King Tuts
Mar. 23 (UK) Northumbria Uni
Mar. 24 (UK) Manchester Academy 3
Mar. 25 (UK) Liverpool Uni
Mar. 26 (UK) Sheffield Corperation
Support will be UK’s Ted Maul.
Don’t miss them on European mainland with Mastodon and Dozer:
Feb. 19 (D) Hamburg Knust
Feb. 20 (D) Cologne Underground
Feb. 21 (D) Berlin Kato
Feb. 22 (D) Munich Backstage
Feb. 23 (CH) Vevey Rocking Chair
Feb. 25 (I) Milan C-Side
Feb. 27 (E) Madrid Arena
Feb. 28 (E) Barcelona Mephisto
Mar. 02 (B) Brussels Abbox
Mar. 03 (F) Paris Boule Noir
Mar. 04 (NL) Amsterdam Melkweg
Mar. 05 (NL Nijmegen Doornroosje
Mar. 06 (DK) Copenhagen Lille Vega
Mar. 07 (S) Malmo Kulturbolaget
Mar. 08 (S) Stockholm Klubben
Mar. 09 (N) Oslo John Dee
Or on one of their other shows:
Feb. 17 (N) Oslo Sub Scene (Release Party)
Mar. 11-13 (S) Linköping Bobfest
Apr. 07 (N) Bergen Hulen
Mastodon and Burning Brides will be touring the US together in late-March and early-April. This comes after Mastodon's European headline tour with Dozer and Extol. The following dates have been confirmed:
3/23 New Orleans LA @ House of Blues
3/25 Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/28 Albuquerque NM @ Launch Pad
3/29 Phoenix AZ @ Mason Jar
3/31 San Diego CA @ Soma Side Stage
4/1 Pomona CA @ The Glass House
4/2 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour
4/5 San Francisco CA @ Slim's
4/6 Orangevale CA @ The Boardwalk
4/8 Portland OR @ Dante's
4/9 Seattle WA @ El Corazon
4/11 Salt Lake City UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
Right in time for the European release of their new album "Blueprint" on February 21st, 2005, Extol will go on road with Mastodon and Dozer. A good chance to see the new guitarists Tor Glidje and Ole Halvard Sveen - and also a good chance to hear some of the new songs of this gifted Norwegian band, that will definitely blow your mind.
Tour dates: More...
DOZER have been selected to open up for MASTODON on the bands upcoming UK tour. Dates for the trek are below:
February 9 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
February 10 - Newcastle, England @ Northumbria University
February 11 - Birmingham, England @ Academy
February 12 - Manchester, England @ Academy III
February 14 - Sheffield, England @ Corporation
February 15 - Oxford, England @ Zodiac
February 16 - London, England @ Mean Fiddler
February 17 - Exeter, England @ Lemon Grove More...
MASTODON have lined up the following European dates during February/March:
Feb. 09 - Glasgow, SCO - Cathouse/The Garage
Feb. 10 - Northumbria, UK @ Northumbria University
Feb. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Acadamy 2
Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Acadamy 3
Feb. 14 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Feb. 15 - Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Feb. 16 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Feb. 17 - Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Feb. 19 - Hamburg, GER @ Knust
Feb. 20 - Cologne, GER @ Underground
Feb. 21 - Berlin, GER @ Kato
Feb. 22 - Munich, GER @ Backstage
Feb. 23 - Vevay, SWI @ Rocking Chair
Feb. 25 - Milan, ITA @ Rainbow
Feb. 27 - Madrid, SPA @ Arena
Feb. 28 - Barcelona, SPA @ Mephisto
Mar. 02 - Brussels, BEL @ Abbox
Mar. 03 - Paris, FRA @ Boule Noir
Mar. 04 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg
Mar. 06 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Lille Vega
Mar. 07 - Malmo, SWE @ Kulturbolaget
Mar. 08 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Mar. 09 - Oslo, NOR @ John Dee
Mar. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
MASTODON are continuing to tour in support of their latest release, "Leviathan", which was released in August via Relapse Records. The follow up to 2002's "Remission", "Leviathan" entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 139.
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.