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No. 17: Mastodon, ‘Remission’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

Before Mastodon went on to hunt down the white whale, the Georgia crunch-sludge quartet released their debut masterpiece, 'Remission,' in 2002.

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Mastodon ‘Very Busy’ Writing New Album

Mastodon
Facebook: Mastodon

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.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, New Albums, News

Slayer vs. Mastodon – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

Slayer vs. Mastodon

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.

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Mastodon, Meshuggah, Napalm Death + More Donate Rare Items for ‘Baroness Relief’ Auction

Baroness
Baroness - Official Site

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.

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Mastodon’s Troy Sanders Saved by Wonder Dog in Orange Amplifiers Short Film

Troy Sanders
YouTube

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.

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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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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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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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