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Stone Sour + Mastodon Join 2013 Download Festival Lineup

Stone Sour-Mastodon
Adam Bettcher / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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 Writing Music for Summer 2013 ‘Monsters Inc.’ Prequel

Mastodon-Monsters Inc.
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Getty Images

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.'

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Says New Songs Are ‘Radioheadish and Very Spooky Sounding’

Mastodon
Reprise

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.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Rock

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders Joins Max Cavalera in New Supergroup

Mastodon-Soulfly
Michael Buckner / Carlos Muina, Getty Images

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.

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No. 12: Mastodon, ‘Blood and Thunder’ – Top 21st Century Metal Songs

Slipknot / Tool / Iron Maiden
Lisa Maree Williams / George De Sota / Karl Walter, Getty Images

'I think that someone is trying to kill me!' Mastodon are one of the definitive metal bands of the 2000s. Having formed in the year 2000, the quality of their music has remained incredibly strong from their 2001 EP, 'Lifesblood' to their latest fill-length, 'The Hunter.'

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10 Best Mastodon Songs

Warner
Warner

Mastodon entered our metal lives only recently, relatively speaking, dropping the 'Lifesblood' EP in 2001 and the 'Remission' LP in 2002. But they've assembled of body of work of great depth and breadth in th

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Original Features, Songs

Mastodon Thinking Ahead to ‘The Hunter’ Follow-Up

Michael Buckner, Getty Images
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Mastodon are still making the rounds in support of 'The Hunter' album, but the days promoting their latest release appear to be winding down. Singer/bassist Troy Sanders revealed that a new album is definitely on their minds.

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Down vs. Mastodon – Cage Match

Photos: www.ScionAv.com / Reprise Records
Photos: www.ScionAv.com / Reprise Records

Since Fozzy won five consecutive battles with their track ‘Sandpaper’ to enter Loudwire’s Cage Match Hall of Fame, it’s time to let two new bands and their latest singles duke it out.

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Mastodon and Feist Release Digital ‘Feistodon’ Split + Interactive Mashup

Ethan Miller / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
Ethan Miller / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

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!

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Mastodon, August 2008

Mastodon
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In between their 2006 release 'Blood Mountain' and 2009's 'Crack the Skye,' Mastodon played the 2008 Mayhem Fest.

In this photo, bassist and singer Troy Sanders is showing off his playful side and seems to be having a blast with the crowd, making this one of our favorites.

 

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