In the year of our lord, two-thousand and one, a musical miracle happened. After years embroiled in the first (and certainly not the last) major album jeopardizing lawsuit of their career, Tool, released Laterals (Volcano). The David Botrill produced album kicked off a new musical era for the band that was only hinted at on 1996’s Aenima (Volcano).

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Mastodon Celebrates 21st Birthday with a Comical New Video

Progressive metallers Mastodon have shared a new music video celebrating 21 years as a band. The group bellied up to a bar near their hometown of Atlanta to share a humorous video. The band is currently recording with producer David Botrill (Tool, Dream Theater) for a new album, due out late in 2021 or early 2022 via Reprise Records. Potentially, the band has enough material for a double album, and a new release will be the first new material since their compilation album, 2020’s Medium Rarities. Check it out! Continue reading