Tag Archives: Mastodon

Rage Against the Machine, Living Colour, Mastodon will have Record Store Day releases available

Posted by on March 6, 2018

Record Store Day has proven to be a savior for the music industry, particularly independent record stores and vinyl sales. Since it launched in 2007, it’s expanded to two days (there’s also one on Black Friday) and vinyl sales have continued to increase every year. Meanwhile, the event, which was meant to get consumers away […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Yeah, the Grammys happened

Posted by on January 29, 2018

It’s the Monday after the Grammy awards, so it’s time for every armchair quarterback to sit back and analyze what’s known as Music’s Biggest Night. It’s like we have a sort of Stockholm Syndrome – we keep wanting the awards ceremony to do better, and of course it doesn’t. Of course, hard rock and metal […]

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Primus, Mastodon announce Summer tour

Posted by on January 29, 2018

Yesterday, Mastodon finally picked up their first-ever Grammy. Deciding to strike while the iron is hot, they’ve announced a Summer tour with Primus. The two-month tour kicks off on May 6th at Red Rocks, winding it’s way through the United States until July 7th, when it ends in Phoenix. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale […]

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Mastodon wins Grammy for ‘Best Metal Performance’

Posted by on January 28, 2018

During tonight’s pre-telecast of the 60th annual Grammy Awards  in New York City, Mastodon won the 2018 Grammy for ‘Best Metal Performance.’ The group was nominated for the song “Sultan’s Curse” taken from their latest effort – 2017’s Emperor of Sand. Other nominees were as follows: August Burns Red – “Invisible Enemy” Body Count – […]

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Legend of the Seagullmen premiere new song “The Fogger”

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Legend of the Seagullmen’s self-titled debut album will arrive on February 9th via Dine Alone Records. Just last month, the supergroup featuring Tool’s Danny Carey (drums), Mastodon’s Brent Hinds (guitar), director Jimmy Hayward (guitar), David “The Doctor” Dreyer (vocals), Zappa Meets Zappa’s Peter Griffin (bass) and Chris DiGiovanni on synth recently had their first live […]

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Metal by Numbers: the best selling metal and rock of 2017

Posted by on January 4, 2018

  It should surprise no one that streaming is surpassing sales as the medium of choice for people buying albums. Yet as evidenced by the list below, people are still buying music, too. Nielsen just released their year-end report that found that streaming grew 12.5% with album sales down about 19%. Vinyl sales still increased, […]

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Footage available from supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen’s live debut

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Earlier last month, we were excited to hear the first single “Shipswreck” from the supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen featuring Tool’s Danny Carey (drums), Mastodon’s Brent Hinds (guitar),  along with director Jimmy Hayward (Jonah Hex) on guitar, David ‘The Doctor’ Dreyer (vocals), Zappa Meets Zappa’s Peter Griffin (bass), and Chris DiGiovanni (synth). The group had […]

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Metal Hammer reveal ‘100 Best Albums of 2017’

Posted by on December 15, 2017

Metal Hammer have unleashed their year-end list of 100 Best Albums of 2017 and this one, is filled with surprises. For starters, we were thrilled to see Vuur, the new project featuring ex-Gathering vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen make the cut, as well as Battle Beast, Dragonforce, and Alice Cooper. However, it also includes Mastodon, Code […]

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Metal Insider editor Bram Teitelman’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 14, 2017

What a year, amirite? Between the suicides of beloved 90’s and ’00s singers, the jarring difference between our last and current leader of the country, and the just-passed news of net neutrality ending, it’s been a rough year. Fortunately, as always, there’s always music to seek solace in, and this year was a pretty good […]

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Metal Insider contributor Nick DeSimone’s Top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 12, 2017

This was a year of hooks for me. I usually favor at least a couple extreme records each year, but frankly as I get older, I don’t have the attention span for anything that doesn’t have things I can hum back to you. That’s not to say I’ve gone completely soft; I liked the Full […]

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