On Thanksgiving Day, Mastodon took to their Facebook page to advertise a new t-shirt. The shirt reads 'Happy Thanksgiving' and portrays a pilgrim holding a gun to a Native American woman's head while she holds a cooked turkey on a platter. Although the shirt provides social commentary on the very real massacre of Native Americans surrounding the first celebration of Thanksgiving, Mastodon have come under fire in response to the shirt's release.
Nearly two years ago, Mastodon invaded London's O2 Academy to finish off a world tour. The band's sold-out performance lured in a great mass of metal fans, who erupted for the Southern metallers from beginning to end. Thankfully, those unable to attend will be able to experience the show this holiday season, as Mastodon will unveil the audio and video editions of the gig digitally on Dec. 10.
There's been a mysterious and exciting vibe revolving around the new project launched by Soulfly's Max Cavalera, the Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato, Mastodon's Troy Sanders and former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch. The new band has been dubbed Killer Be Killed, and the group have finally released some juicy details on their 2014 debut album.
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.