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Mastodon – “White Walker”

It didn't make any sense last year when HBO released a mixtape of rappers referencing Game Of Thrones, and it doesn't make any more sense this year. But it's happening again anyway! And the forthcoming Catch The Throne Vol. 2 won't just feature rappers and R&B singers like Ty Dolla $ign, Talib Kweli, Snoo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015

Tool And Mastodon Members Form Nautical-Themed Supergroup Legend Of The Seagullmen

It's hard to decide exactly what to make of the Legend Of The Seagullmen, a new high-concept "supergroup" featuring Tool's Danny Carey and Mastodon's Brent Hinds (alongside OFF!'s Dimitri Coats and film director Jimmy Hayward). On one hand, it's a garishly nautical-themed project played for maximum kitsch: The graphics harken back to '60s pulp novel… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 9, 2015

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Is Playing Jackass‘ Ryan Dunn In A Bam Margera Movie

Usually, prominent face tattoos make it hard to get major movie roles. When you're playing one of the Jackass guys, though, all bets are apparently off. Loudwire reports that Brent Hinds, the red-bearded Mastodon guitar hero will play Ryan Dunn, the late Jackass star who died in a 2011 car accident, in Dunn's friend… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won't learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them as part of tonight'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014

Watch Mastodon Tear Shit Up On Letterman

Last night, Atlanta metal monsters Mastodon were the musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, and it is still weird to see these grimy motherfuckers on network TV. They played "The Motherload," the single from their recent album Once More 'Round The Sun, and nobody showed up to twerk. Brent Hinds did,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014

Mastodon Want To See You Twerk, Preferably In Asstodon Shorts

Mastodon caused a minor stir a few weeks back with their satirical video for "The Motherload," which featured a heavily stylized twerking competition. Those outraged by the clip said it objectified the women involved, though at least one of the women contested that stance. Now, as Pitchfork reports, the band that brought… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 13, 2014

Mastodon – “The Motherload” Video

Mastodon released the album Once More 'Round The Sun this past summer, and now they've got a new clip for "The Motherload," which is not your typical metal video. There are some fantasy-inspired set pieces, there are some cool shots of the band looking tough, but most of the video consists of women challenging each… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

Watch Mastodon Bring Guitar Faces To Kimmel

People within the metal underground are always worrying that their scene is getting too friendly or commercialized. And to those people, I say: Don't you want to see a bunch of face-tatted swamp-monster-looking motherfuckers ripping through faces on late-night TV? Because that's what we got last night, and it was pretty great. Mastodon, who just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2014

Mastodon – “Atlanta” (Feat. Gibby Haynes) (Stereogum Premiere)

Word to "Jesus Built My Hotrod": The phrase "feat. Gibby Haynes" usually means good things are about to happen. And now the Butthole Surfers frontman has hooked up with Atlanta metal monsters Mastodon for their song "Atlanta," a fuzzed-out sprint with some demented soloing and Haynes in full rant-and-gibber mode. The song is Mastodon'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Carved A Giant Wooden Mastodong

When Brent Hinds isn't fronting Mastodon, he likes to blow off steam by doing some wood carving. Over the past year, he's been busy with recording his band's new album Once More 'Round The Sun, so for his first carving in almost a year, he channeled all his pent-up wood carving energy into making… More »

By: James Rettig / July 29, 2014

The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of

You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with the exceptionally late-'90s-sounding 2000 trip-hop single "Taken For Granted," but the Sneaker-Pimps-meets-Spice-Girls approach didn't fly in the US. Thank… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 3, 2014

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2014

Last week, Grantland published a thoughtful, compelling piece by Steven Hyden titled "The Sad But True Fate Of Pop-Metal." In his essay, Hyden used the new Mastodon album, Once More 'Round The Sun, as a jumping-off point to lament the paucity (if not void) of contemporary metal in mainstream consciousness, especially relative to the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 30, 2014

Stream Mastodon Once More ‘Round The Sun

Mastodon teased us earlier this year with news of a new album with some insane artwork. Then they gave us "High Road" (and its awesome video) and "Chimes At Midnight". And now they've finally made their sixth album, Once More 'Round The Sun, available to stream in full. Check it out over at… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 16, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a weird week in the music-video universe, and that was a good thing. Many of this week's videos (including those that didn't make it onto this list, like clipping.'s genuinely harrowing "Body & Blood") do strange things with the form, warping it and manipulating it but still finding ways to complement their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014

Mastodon – “High Road” Video

Mastodon used to make videos about evil clowns and cannibal cavemen, but in making the clip for "High Road," the first single from their new album Once More 'Round the Sun, they've gone a different route entirely. With this one, they tell the story of a skinny dweeb who gets beat up during… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2014

Mastodon – “Chimes At Midnight”

Before putting on "Chimes At Midnight" to write about here, I was listening to Opeth's forthcoming Pale Communion (which I wrote about yesterday) and before that, to In Flames forthcoming Siren Charms (which I probably won't write about at all unless it appears in The Black Market as a cautionary example), and just… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 3, 2014

Adult Swim Announces 5th Singles Series With Deafheaven, Run The Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, & More

For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They've put out some fantastic tracks in the past, but for the fifth series, coming this summer, they've completely outdone themselves, enlisting a dizzying array of artists from Speedy Ortiz to Tim Hecker, from Deafheaven to Run The… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014

Hear Some Of Mastodon’s New Song “Chimes At Midnight”

Mastodon will release the new album Once More 'Round The Sun next month, and today share a bit more of what it will sound like. We've already heard "High Road," and now we've got a preview of "Chimes At Midnight." It's the intro to the song and a major tease when it fade… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 23, 2014

Rock & Roll Made Safer: Foo Fighters Record With Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl Gets An HBO Show

Mastodon frontman Brent Hinds recently posted on his Instagram a photo of Dave Grohl, with the meme caption, "Making rock n roll safer with every red carpet all star jam." (Hinds has since deleted the image from his own feed, but that's it above.) Coming from Hinds, the jab feels slightly pot-kettle-black-ish, as Mastodo… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 14, 2014

Mastodon Once More ‘Round The Sun Details

A couple of weeks ago, we posted "High Road," a blistering and enormous new song from the Atlanta metal warriors Mastodon. That was our first taste of Once More 'Round The Sun, the band's forthcoming album, and now the band has officially announced that album's impending release. And before we say anything more about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014
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