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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 Debuts New Music Video

The latest music video from Atlanta-based progressive metal act Mastodon has made its way online. The video was shot for the track "Deathbound;" a B-Side track from the "Crack the Skye" sessions. You can check out the video clip in the player located below.

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Brent Hinds' Commercial Bloopers Posted Online

A commercial for the restaurant Elmyr from Mastodon's Brent Hinds got quite a reaction form fans of the band. Now outtakes from the shoot have been posted by production company Newmerica and can be viewed below.

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Brent Hinds And Ben Weinman Form Supergroup

The Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman and Mastodon's Brent Hinds have recently formed a new band alongside members of The Mars Volta and Jane's Addiction.

Formed under the working name of Giraffe Tongue, the band currently has some material written, although there is no information on when the band's debut album will be released.

Brent Hinds has explained the delay to Noisecreep.com by saying, “We tried to get together and do an album, but there’s been no time. We want to record crazy stuff and Ben is working on that, but it’s been hard to get together.”

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Mastodon Guitarist Appears In New Television Ad

A new video has made its way online that features Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Brent hinds appearing in a television ad for the Atlanta area bar and restaurant Elmyr. You can view the commercial in the video below.

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Mastodon Comments On Upcoming Album

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds recently commented on the forthcoming new album from Mastodon and had the following to say about its musical direction;

"'Blood Mountain' and 'Crack the Skye' — those albums took too long to make. This only took us a couple weeks to record and there’s a totally different feeling to it. It's a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record. I haven't had this feeling about a Mastodon record since [2004's] 'Leviathan.' It's just fucking awesome.

"We've got a song about fighting, there's a song about lifting heavy stuff, there's a song about people on meth creeping around in trees trying to get the best wood grain out of a tree to sell it at Lowe's for [drug] money…the album is kind of silly. We're taking the piss out of things. It sounds like Zeppelin with these smooth buttery vocals and a huge Jimmy Page-style guitar solo. Me and Brann [Dailor, drums] play off each other also in this sort of proggy way. There's a lot of stuff for the listener to tweak their ear to"

Song titles set to appear on the album include "Blasteroids," "All the Heavy Lifting," and "The Sparrow." The band are also planning on giving the album the title of "The Hunter" or "Brother" in honor of Brent Hinds' own brother who unexpectedly passed away last December while hunting.

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Mastodon To Appear On Transformers 3 Soundtrack

American progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed that it will be featured on the forthcoming Transformers: Dark Of The Moon soundtrack. The compilation album arrives in stores on June 14, 2011 and will contain Mastodon's cover of ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid". The soundtrack will also feature tracks from Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides and more. You can find the full track listing as well as stream Mastodon's cover below.

1. Linkin Park - Iridescent
2. Paramore - Monster
3. My Chemical Romance - The Only Hope For Me Is You
4. Taking Back Sunday - Faith
5. Staind - The Bottom
6. Art Of Dying - Get Thru This
7. Goo Goo Dolls - All That You Are
8. Theory Of A Deadman - Head Above Water
9. Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
10. Skillet - Alive & Awake (Remix)
11. Mastodon - Just Got Paid (ZZ Top cover)

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Mastodon Guitarist To Release Side-Project Comp

Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds has announced that he will be releasing a special two CD set featuring material from both of his folk/rock side-projects West End Motel and Fiend Without A Face. The special package is set for release on June 7, 2011 through Rocket Science Inc. You can view the album's track listing below.

Disc 1- Fiend Without A Face
1. Calypso
2. Black Grass
3. Green Slime
4. Cha-Cha
5. Bank Robbin Bandits
6. Tsunami
7. Hot Rod
8. New York
9. Don't Like
10. Cosmonaut
11. Stupido
12. Get Straight
13. Volcano

Disc 2- West End Motel
1. The Confident Wino/...And We Are Here To Entertain You
2. The Devil Called Me Tommy
3. I Like It A Lot
4. She's On Fire
5. Under My Skin
6. Silly Old Song
7. Highwaters More...

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Soundgarden Announces Full North American Tour

American grunge pioneers Soundgarden have revealed the the full set of dates for its upcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek is set to come from Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues - with their corresponding opening acts - below.

With Coheed And Cambria:
07/02 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/03 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
07/05 Ottawa, ON – LeBreton Flats Park
07/06 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/08 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
07/09 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/10 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center For The Performing Arts

With The Mars Volta:
07/12 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/14 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
07/16 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
07/18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
07/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
07/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

With Queens Of The Stone Age, Meat Puppets:
07/29 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

With Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, Meat Puppets:
07/30 George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

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Mastodon Announces European Tour Dates

American progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed the dates for its upcoming summer touring plans. The band will be heading overseas to Europe for a mix of festival and headline performances. You can view the full list of dates, cites and venues below.

06/04 Nurnberg, GER – Rock IM Park
06/05 Nuremburgring, GER – Rock AM Ring
06/06 Hamburg, GER – Gruensoan (headlining show)
06/07 Dortmund, GER – FZM (headlining show)
06/08 Stuttgart, GER – Die Rohre (headlining show)
06/10 Warsaw, POL – Sonisphere Festival
06/11 Prague, CZE – Sonisphere Festival
06/11 Oslo, NOR – Norwegian Wood
06/13 Bergen, NOR – Plenen
06/17 Athens, GRE – Sonisphere Festival
06/19 Istanbul, TUR – Sonisphere Festival
06/21 Sofia, BUL – Sonisphere Festival
06/22 Zagreb, CRO – INmusic Festival
06/24 Bassel, SWI – Sonisphere Festival
06/25 San Marino, ITA – Sonisphere Festival
06/26 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/28 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/29 Hengelo, NET – Metropol
07/01 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/02 Helsinki, FIN – Sonisphere Festival
07/03 St. Petersburg, RUS – Glav Club (headlining show)
07/04 Moscow, RUS – Arena Moscow (headlining show)
07/06 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal (headlining show)
07/08 Amneville, FRA – Sonisphere Festival
07/09 Stockholm, SWE – Sonisphere Festival
07/10 Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
07/12 Berlin, GER – C-Club (headlining show)
07/13 Tolmin, SLO – Metalcamp Festival
07/14 Tokaj, HUN – Hegyalja Festival
07/16 Madrid, SPA – Sonisphere Festival

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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New Mastodon Projection Film Posted Online

American progressive metal act Mastodon has posted projection film clips online to promote the band's new live CD/DVD set "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" was released on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety. You can view the projection film below.

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2011 "Heavy T.O." Festival Lineup Revealed

The official lineup has been announced for the first ever "Heavy T.O" festival, which is set to take place at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario on July 23rd and 24th, 2011. The following acts have been announced thus far, with more expected to be announced shortly.

Megadeth
Rob Zombie
Billy Talent
Slayer
Anthrax
Opeth
Motorhead
Mastodon
Children Of Bodom
Testament
As I Lay Dying
Baptized In Blood
Anvil
The Sword
Times Of Grace
Melissa Auf der Maur
DevilDriver

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Mastodon Posts Projection Films Online

American progressive metal act Mastodon has posted projection film clips online to promote the band's forthcoming new live CD/DVD set "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety. You can view the projection films below:



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New Footage From Mastodon DVD Posted Online

American progressive metal act Mastodon has posted a full performance clip online to promote its forthcoming new live CD/DVD set "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety. You can view the "Crack the Skye" song performance below:

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere UK

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:

Metallica
Slipknot
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
Airbourne
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
Architects
Fozzy
Gallows
Gojira
Grinspoon
House Of Pain
In Flames
Inme
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
Mastodon
Motorhead
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Periphery
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy
Volbeat
Weezer
Youmeatsix

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More Footage From Mastodon CD/DVD Posted Online

American progressive metal act Mastodon has posted a full performance clip online to promote its forthcoming new live CD/DVD set "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety. You can view the "Ghost Of Karelia" performance below:

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Mastodon Posts Full Peformance From New DVD

American progressive metal act Mastodon has posted a full performance clip online to promote its forthcoming new live CD/DVD set "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety. You can view the "Oblivion" performance below:

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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organizers of the British leg of the Sonisphere Festival have confirmed a further nine bands for the event, which include Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Volbeat, Protest The Hero, Kids In Glass Houses, Gallows, One Minute Silence, Inme, and The Sisters Of Mercy. The event will be held at Knebworth from July 8th - 10th and will feature the following lineup:

Metallica
Megadeth
Anthrax
Slayer
Slipknot
Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
Weezer
Airbourne
Limp Bizkit
Motorhead
Mastodon
Inme
The Sisters Of Mercy
Gallows
In Flames
Gojira
Volbeat
Architects
Kids In Glass Houses
Protest The Hero
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive

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Mastodon Posts "Live At The Aragon" Video Trailer

American progressive metal act Mastodon has posted a video trailer online to promote its new live CD/DVD set "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Oblivion
2. Divinations
3. Quintessence
4. The Czar
5. Ghost of Karelia
6. Crack The Skye
7. The Last Baron
8. Circle of Cysquatch
9. Aqua Dementia
10. Where Strides The Behemoth
11. Mother Puncher
12. The Bit (MELVINS cover)

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Mastodon To Release Live CD/DVD Set

American progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed that it will be releasing a new live CD/DVD set titled "Mastodon: Live At The Aragon." "Live At The Aragon" is set for release on March 15, 2011 through Reprise Records. The two disc set was filmed and recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and features a performance of the "Crack The Skye" album in its entirety. The setlist for the concert was as follows:

1. Oblivion
2. Divinations
3. Quintessence
4. The Czar
5. Ghost of Karelia
6. Crack The Skye
7. The Last Baron
8. Circle of Cysquatch
9. Aqua Dementia
10. Where Strides The Behemoth
11. Mother Puncher
12. The Bit (MELVINS cover)

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