Mastodon has unveiled a brand new song “High Road” from their forthcoming album, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Deftones). Go to: www.mastodonrocks.com to listen now.
Mastodon have announced that they will hit the road for a headlining spring tour with support from Gojira and Kvelertak. The tour kicks off April 28 in Seattle and criss-crosses the U.S. before culminating in a performance at the Rock On The Range Festival on May 18. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7.
Mastodon have been in the studio in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 and found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more. More details about the new album will be announced soon. Until then, stay tuned to www.mastodonrocks.com. Details on the release of Mastodon’s anticipated sixth studio effort will be revealed soon.
04/29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
05/01 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
05/02 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater
05/03 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
05/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
05/08 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
05/12 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
05/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05/15 New York, NY Terminal 5
05/16 Boston, MA The Palladium
05/17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
05/18 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range
Mastodon has revealed that they will enter the studio in November to begin recording their next album. Here’s the official word:
“Mastodon has been busy jamming everyday writing and arranging the next studio album. We have quite a few songs and ideas that are taking some time to nail down what we think will make it to the next full length. There will be no more touring this year, we will hit the studio in November to hopefully finish by the end of year.”
Mastodon have a series of North American shows lined up for the summer in and around their stint on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. To date the following shows have emerged:
07/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (feat. Machine Head)
08/07 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip
08/09 Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (feat. Rob Zombie & Machine Head)
08/11 Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL
08/13 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
08/14 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Head over to Feist’s official online store and you can download her version of “Black Tongue,” and Mastodon’s take on “A Commotion.” This marks the first time the songs have been officially released since the initial run of 5,000 colored vinyl copies sold out on Record Store Day. To coincide with the release, Feistodon have released an an interactive video for “A Commotion.” Check out the clip here.
Minus The Bear’s fifth studio full-length album, Infinity Overhead, due August 28 on Dangerbird Records, is not only a return to form in direction, instrumentation and creation but also the band’s most aggressive and confident. The veteran Seattle-based fivesome reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft and showcases the band doing what they do best – interesting, guitar-based big sounding rock. The band is giving a sneak peek into the album with a minute-long trailer:
Welcome to the 2011 Winter issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine! This time around we’ve got all sorts of goodness, including our cover piece on Ghettoblaster faves Guided by Voices, interviews with DJ Shadow, RJD2, Mastodon, Russian Circles, Wolves in the Throne Room and many more. And, of course, all the requisite album, book and movie reviews.
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