Mastodon has released another brand new video, this time for their cover of Metallica classic “Orion”. It’s a faithful take on the original, and their version appeared on Kerrang Magazine’s 2006 tribute album to the band. Medium Rarities is out now via Reprise Records (review here). Continue reading
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Mastodon has released a brand new video for their single, “Fallen Torches”. The track is the lead single from their new compilation album Medium Rarities, out now via Reprise Records (review here). Fallen Torches’ is written by Mastodon and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly from the band Neurosis. Continue reading
We have been blessed with a lot of great Mastodon news of late, from celebrating their 20th anniversary, their new song on the Bill And Ted Face The Music soundtrack – “Rufus Lives”, to the band hitting the studio to work on full-length number eight. So 2020 seems like a good time for a good old odds and sods release, the cleverly titled Medium Rarities (Reprise).
At first impression of Uniform’s latest LP Shame (Sacred Bones) the impression I’m left with is that this is a strange album, if not group. And don’t confuse strange for off-putting, quite the contrary actually. Song after song I’m legitimately curious as to how the next slab of noise and guitars is going to render out. Shame doesn’t come across as musicians playing in unison as much as an A.I. becoming aware of what music is and taking a stab at it. Continue reading
Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring such legends as Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), announce one of the year’s most anticipated heavy releases, confirming the Nov. 20 arrival of the all-star band’s sophomore album, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast Records). The news comes as the foursome shares the first single from the 11-song album, debuting “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” which you can hear now. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading
Download Festival will return for 2021, featuring headliners KISS, Biffy Clyro, and System Of A Down and many more bands including A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Control The Storm, Gender Roles, Jamie Lenman, Myles Kennedy & Company, Deftones, Korn, The Distillers, Steel Panther, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Darkness, Black Veil Brides, Creeper, Alestorm and The Pretty Reckless. Seventy-three bands in all have been announced! Tickets go on sale on August 7th at 9 AM GMT. More bands have yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place on 4-6 June 2021 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will go on sale at this link here. Continue reading
Brann Dailor of Mastodon has done a series of drum playthrough videos for MEINL Cymbals on YouTube. Watch him on a full drum playthrough of Brann performing “Ghost of Karelia” from their classic prog metal album Crack The Skye (Reprise).
Black Spirit Crown’s first proper album sits right on the line between Doom and Stoner Metal with hints of Prog seeping through. The fuzzy riff work is rooted in Sleep and Electric Wizard tradition, the hustling tempos remind me of Orange Goblin, and the tripped-out atmospherics and vocal filters echo Howling Giant or Mastodon. These traits were already distinct on the Red Sky EP released in 2017 and the Cleveland group takes them to even further extents with Gravity (Self-Released).
As we reported earlier, Mastodon has released a brand new single, “Fallen Torches”. This is their first release since their tribute single to their late manager, Tribute to Nick John, and their first new music since the Cold Dark Place EP in 2017. The track is classic Mastodon: heavy and progressive featuring great vocals from Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor. Listen to the song and watch the visualizer now! The song comes from their upcoming album Medium Rarities, which you can pre-order now at the link below. ‘Fallen Torches’ is written by Mastodon and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly from the band Neurosis. Continue reading