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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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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:


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


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.


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)


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:

All The Heavy Lifting
The Octopus Has No Friends
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:


"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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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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Just For Fun

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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