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Mastodon

Formed: 2000
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.

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Mastodon Announces European Tour

Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal outfit Mastodon has announced a string of tour dates to take place in Europe next January in support of the band's most recent studio album, "The Hunter." The group has also posted a trailer online for their U.K. tour which can be seen below.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 11 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
January 12 - Helsinki, Finland - Circus
January 14 - Stockholm, Sweden - The Annex
January 15 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Stage
January 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
January 17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
January 19 - Brussels, Belgium - Encienne Belgique
January 20 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
January 22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseum
January 23 - Madrid, Spain - Joy Slava
January 24 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
January 26 - Milan, Italy - Xtra
January 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
January 30 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle/Werk
January 31 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club/Astra
February 2 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik/E-Werk
February 3 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
February 5 - Bristol, UK - 02 Academy
February 6 - Manchester, UK - Academy
February 7 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
February 9 - Norwich, UK - UEA
February 10 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute
February 11 - London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Mastodon Announces U.K. Tour Dates In 2012

U.S. Band Mastodon announced tour dates for the United Kingdom in support of the latest LP "The Hunter." Confirmed dates are as follows:

February 5, 2012: O2 Academy Bristol
February 6, 2012: Manchester Academy
February 7, 2012: Glasgow Barrowlands
February 9, 2012: Norwich UEA
February 10, 2012: HMV Institute Birmingham
February 11, 2012: O2 Academy Brixton

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Mastodon Enters Top Ten In U.S. Album Charts

American heavy metal outfit Mastodon has entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the U.S. this week with their sixth studio album, "The Hunter," following it's release on September 27th, where it has has achieved the high position of number ten, becoming the band's highest charting debut position to date. It has also gained other high rankings in the American music charts hitting #2 Hard Music Album, #5 Current Rock Album, #9 Current Digital Album and #9 Top Internet Album.

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Mastodon Performance On Letterman Hits The Web

Mastodon performed new track "Curl Of The Burl" from the latest LP "The Hunter" (reviewed at this location) on the Late Show With David Letterman on October 5, 2011. The performance footage hit the web this morning. Check it out below:

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Mastodon Posts New Video For "Curl Of The Burl"

Mastodon posted a new music video for "Curl of the Burl" which appears on the forthcoming LP "The Hunter." The LP is due to drop on September 27, 2011 through Reprise Records.

Check out the video here:

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Mastodon Posts New Video "About The Hunter, Pt. 1"

Mastodon posted a new video series featuring vocalist/bassit Troy Sanders and drummer Brann Dailor discussing the writing and recording of the forthcoming LP "The Hunter." The album is scheduled for release on September 27, 2011.

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Mastodon Streams Entire New Album "The Hunter"

U.S. progressive/groove band Mastodon is streaming the entire new LP "The Hunter" on YouTube (see below). The album is scheduled for release on September 27, 2011 through Reprise Records.

The track listing for "The Hunter" is as follows:

1.Black Tongue
2.Curl of the Burl
3.Blasteroid
4.Stargasm
5.Octopus Has No Friends
6.All the Heavy Lifting
7.The Hunter
8.Dry Bone Valley
9.Thickening
10. Creature Lives

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

This week's selection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network isn't as large as in past weeks, but the lineup is solid and has a decent variety to help you get your rock on over the weekend. Xbox 360 gamers get new music from Arch Enemy, Underoath, and Ghost Brigade, while PS3 users will see a new Mastodon track starting next week.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

Arch Enemy - "Nemesis" (160 MSP)
Underoath - "In Division" (160 MSP)
Ghost Brigade – “Into the Black Light” (160 MSP)

Blues

The Blue News - Just a Game (80 MSP)

Indie Rock

Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - "Hey" (80 MSP) More...

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Mastodon Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Shortly after the release of The Hunter, Mastodon will be touring the United States with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang for a twenty-seven date trek. This marks Mastodon's first full tour since the band's spring 2010 tour with Between the Buried and Me. Dates are as follows:

10/25 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10/27 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
11/01 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
11/02 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/06 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
11/07 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/09 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/11 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
11/12 Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
11/13 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
11/14 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont
11/16 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/17 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/19 New York City, NY – Terminal 5
11/20 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
11/21 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/23 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/25 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
11/26 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/27 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/28 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/29 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/01 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
12/02 TBA – The Missing Link

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Mastodon Debuts New Music Video Online

Mastodon has debuted its third video via YouTube. "Spectrelight" is far heavier than the previous two singles, being more in line with the band's "Leviathan" and "Blood Mountain" material and features Scott Kelly of Neurosis on guest vocals.

The band's new album, "The Hunter" releases on September 26th.

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Mastodon Posts New Single Online

Atlanta, georgia based heavy metal outfit Mastodon has posted their single, "Curl Of The Burl" online for streaming. You can check it out below. "Curl Of The Burl" comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "The Hunter," which will be released on September 27th and will also be available as a special CD/DVD package, which will feature track commentaries and two music videos, amongt other features. More...

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Mastodon Reveals New Album Track Listing

Atlanta, Georgia progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed the official track listing for its upcoming new full length album "The Hunter." The album is currently set for a September 27th, 2011 release date and will be available in several different formats.

The track listing for "The Hunter" will run as follows:

1. Black Tongue
2. Curl Of The Burl
3. Blasteroids
4. Stargasm
5. The Octopus Has No Friends
6. All The Heavy Lifting
7. The Hunter
8. Dry Bone Valley
9. Thickening
10. Creature Lives
11. Spectrelight
12. Bedazzled Fingernails
13. The Sparrow
14. The Ruiner (special edition bonus track)
15. Deathbound (special edition bonus track)

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Rock Band Network Gets New Metal Songs

For all you metal hungry Rock Band fans gearing up for the weekend, the Rock Band Network has now added on new tracks from Mastodon, After the Burial, Musica Diablo, and Winter Crescent. A listing of all the newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including all the non-metal tracks, can be found below.

Metal

After the Burial - "Pendulum (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category I: Slave to the Empirical (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "On and On" (160 MSP)
Mastodon - "Megalodon (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Musica Diablo - "Betrayed (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Serianna - "Inheritors (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Shakespeare in Hell - "Poor Yorick (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Winter Crescent - "Battle of Egos Part I" (80 MSP)
Winter Crescent - "Battle of Egos Part I (2X Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)

Alternative

Dan Markland - "If I Was King" (80 MSP) More...

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Mastodon Posts New Song Online

Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal outfit Mastodon has posted a new song online entitled, "Black Tongue." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "The Hunter," which will be released through Reprise Records on September 27th.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

Blasteroids
All The Heavy Lifting
The Octopus Has No Friends
Stargasm
Curl Of The Burl
Black Tongue
Dry Bone Valley More...

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Mastodon And More Hit The Rock Band Network

This week's grouping of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network has a little something for everyone, with new tracks coming from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Blackguard, Mastodon, and more.

The complete list of newly added music to the Xbox 360 edition of the game, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

"Farewell, Mona Lisa" - The Dillinger Escape Plan (160 MSP)
"Farewell, Mona Lisa (2x Bass Pedal)" - The Dillinger Escape Plan (160 MSP)
"The Sword (2x Bass Pedal)" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"This Round's On Me (2x Bass Pedal)" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"The Sword" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"Betrayed" - Musica Diablo (80 MSP)
"Desecration Day" - Halcyon Way (80 MSP)
"The Nightrager" - Bob Katsionis (160 MSP)
"Inheritors" - Serianna (160 MSP)
"Seahorse Seahell" - Lions! Tigers! Bears! (160 MSP)
"Pendulum" - After the Burial (160 MSP)
"Sinner's Vengeance" - Fallen Angel (160 MSP)
"Megalodon" - Mastodon (160 MSP) More...

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Mastodon Posts "The Hunter" Trailer

Mastodon has posted a trailer online for the band's upcoming new album "The Hunter." You can check out the trailer in the clip below, which contains a portion of the song "Black Tongue."

You can also view the cover artwork for the new album "The Hunter" by navigating over to this location.

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Mastodon Reveals New Album Artwork

Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal outfit Mastodon has revealed the front cover artwork for the band's forthcoming new studio album, "The Hunter." You can check it out below. The album will be released in October through Reprise Records. Some song titles set to appear on the album include, "The Octopus Has No Friends," "All The Heavy Lifting," and "Blasteroids." More...

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Mastodon Live Footage Posted Online

New fan-filmed Mastodon live footage has made its way online. The clip features the band performing "Aqua Dementia" at this year's Roskilde Festival in Denmark. You can check out the live footage in the player located below.

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