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.
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.
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.