Although the dirt and grit and bands were immensely entertaining on the side stages, fans who trekked out to this year’s Mayhem Festival were in for a treat over on the main stage. Production was complete with loads of smoke and pyro as the headliners Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch both put on incredible shows.
Mastodon have been quiet for most of 2013, but there's a good reason for that. The band has been working behind the scenes on music for their next album. While the group is still promoting 'The Hunter' during their Mayhem Festival run this summer, things are slowly starting to come together for their next release.
Mighty Atlanta metal act Mastodon have just unveiled some exciting news! The band's follow-up to their massively celebrated fifth studio album, 'The Hunter,' is on its way! The sludge metal band spread the good word via their Facebook page last night (May 6), sharing with fans that they're "very busy" writing their next full-length.
The first round of the 2013 March Metal Madness' Mosh Pit region gets under way with two heavyweights ready to do battle. It's Slayer's classic 'Reign in Blood' in one corner, with Mastodon's modern masterpiece 'Remission' in the other corner, and only one of these two discs can advance to the second round in the battle to determine the best metal album of all-time.
When fellow metalheads are in dire need, the underground music community has a strong history of coming together and selflessly lending a hand. After a gruesome bus crash last year, the members of Baroness were left with serious injuries and daunting medical bills. In response, acts such as Mastodon, Meshuggah, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Circle Takes the Square, Municipal Waste and many more have donated rare items for the upcoming Baroness Relief auction.
Mastodon singer-bassist Troy Sanders is sitting backstage riffing on a guitar when he learns that all six of his amps have bitten the dust just shortly before he's going onstage. Though the scenario is not that likely, it's played to the full humorous hilt for the new short film / promo starring Sanders for Orange Amplifiers.