The Download Festival has done it again, putting together one of the best music lineups in recent memory, especially if you’re a hard rock and metal fan. The 2013 event, which runs June 14-16 at Donington Park in the U.K., just increased the awesomeness of its already stellar lineup by adding Stone Sour and Mastodon.
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Mastodon have the wheels in motion for their follow-up to 'The Hunter' album, but at least one of their forthcoming songs (and perhaps more) may have a more child-friendly slant that the rest of their material. That's because the group is reportedly working on music for the upcoming 'Monsters Inc.' prequel, 'Monsters University.'
Mastodon are coming off one of their more well-received albums with 'The Hunter' and they're in the mood to keep things rolling. Singer-guitarist Brent Hinds reveals that writing is currently underway on their follow-up and there's potential that they'll begin recording just after the start of 2013.
Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera has spoken in the past about an upcoming musical project with Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato and former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch, but a new member has been added to the yet-unnamed supergroup. That man just happens to be Troy Sanders, the bassist and co-vocalist of modern metal outfit Mastodon.
The Mastodon Record Store Day split release with Feist, lovingly dubbed 'Feistodon,' is no longer relegated to a super rare and limited item that was issued on one day. The metal behemoths and the female indie rocker released a split, in which this odd pairing covered one another's songs. Only 5,000 copies were pressed and they sold out in a hot minute, understandably so. But we've got good news for fans of both acts. Digital versions of the singles are now available here. But wait, there's more!