MASTODON Release Music Video For “The Motherload”

Mastodon-2014Mastodon have been teasing their new music video for a while now, but I don’t think anyone expected what they have done. The band teamed up with Adult Swim again and they have released the most ass-tastic metal video of the year. Possibly the most ass-tastic video of the year, with the competition being Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda.” Check out “The Motherload” after the jump. ALL DAT ASS!     Continue reading

GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA In The Studio

According recent activity on Ben Weinman’s  (Dillinger Escape Plan) Instagram (photo below), the highly anticipated Giraffe Tongue Orchestra has entered the studio with Ross Robinson. No other release details have been released as of yet.

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is comprised of Weinman, Brent Hinds ( Mastodon), Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction) and Jon Theodore (ex-Mars Volta).

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MASTODON Streaming New Album “Once More ‘Round The Sun”

Mastodon are currently streaming their forthcoming album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, over on iTunes. The album will officially be out next Tuesday, June 24th and you can pre-order the record either on iTunes or this location. But if you cannot wait another week to hear it, and have iTunes, then stream it now.

MASTODON Debut “High Road” Video

Mastodon have released the official music video for their track “High Road”, which will appear on their forthcoming album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which is out on June 24th. The video depicts a young LARPer and his quest to take down a bully with the aid of his neighbor. You can check out the entertaining clip after the break.

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KILLER BE KILLED Release Music Video For “Wings Of Feather And Wax”

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledKiller Be Killed, the supergroup featuring members of Soulfly, Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan has released it’s first music video for the track “Wings Of Feather And Wax.” This happens to be my favorite track on the album and I am stoked to get a music video to accompany it. The video is superbly-shot performance footage and it’s great. Check it out below.     Continue reading

MASTODON Streaming New Track “Chimes At Midnight”

Mastodon have premiered another new track from their highly-anticipated new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which is due out on June 24th. The new track is entitled “Chimes At Midnight” and it calls to mind the sprawling, melodic sludge arrangements present on Crack the Skye. You can check out the new track for yourself after the break. In case you missed it, be sure to stream previously released track “High Road”.

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KILLER BE KILLED Streaming New Album In Full

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledMetal supergroup Killer Be Killed (featuring members of Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) released a new song the other day called “I.E.D.” and here we are now and the band has unleashed the full power of their debut album! I have spoken of my adoration for these tunes and I am stoked to finally get a chance to listen to the album in full. It’s just as good as I thought it would be. Rad. Check out a full stream of Killer Be Killed below, courtesy of MetalSucks.      Continue reading

KILLER BE KILLED Streaming New Track “I.E.D.”

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledKiller Be Killed, the supergroup founded by members of Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and Mastodon are currently streaming a new track off of their forthcoming, self-titled debut. I have only listened to one other song off of this album and I gotta say that I’m digging what’s going on here. It’s interesting and I dig it. You can check out the track “I.E.D.” after the jump. What do you think?     Continue reading

MASTODON Streaming New Track “High Road”

Mastodon are currently streaming a new track from their forthcoming album, Once More Round the Sun, on their official website. The new track is entitled “High Road” and it combines a bit of that down-tuned sludge from Remission with the more melodic, almost “poppy” feel that The Hunter possessed at times. Well, listen for yourself here.

Once More Round the Sun is scheduled to be released sometime this June.

KILLER BE KILLED Streaming Two New Tracks From Self-Titled Debut

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The supergroup featuring members of Soulfly, Mastodon, The Mars Volta, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed, have debuted two new songs from their forthcoming full length debut. The band’s lineup consists of Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Dave Elitch (Ex Mars Volta). The two tracks are entitled “Wings of Feather and Wax” and “Face Down” and are chock full of groove metal riffs, which is not surprising considering Cavalera’s input. I am curious as to what you all think of this highly anticipated project. You can stream the tracks after the break.

Killer Be Killed will be released on May 13th via Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order your copy here.

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MASTODON Working On New Album

A recent Facebook update revealed that Mastodon have begun working on their follow up to 2010’s The Hunter. The official update is as follows:

For those of you who are interested, Yes we have been VERY busy writing and putting songs together for the next studio MASTODON album, we are down at our space hammering out riffs that can be friends and working our fingers to the bone to put out another great album. thank you to all our loyal fans!!!!

Hopefully I won’t have mixed emotions about this one. Check back soon for more Mastodon updates!

-Lane Oliver

MASTODON Working On New Album

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Mastodon vocalist and guitarist Brent Hinds recently told MTVHIVE that the band is working on a “Radioheadish” and “spooky sounding” new album. The band should be in the studio as early as January but may tour another year on The Hunter before releasing anything. On the sound of the new record, Brent said:

A lot of the stuff I’m writing is in open G-minor. I’m playing a lot of slide guitar and just getting really Jimmy Page-y on the place and getting really eerie and Radioheadish and very spooky sounding.

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EAGLE CLAW Release New Track

Austin, Texas based sludge metal act Eagle Claw have released a brand spankin’ new track that can be streamed exclusively at Revolver. The track is called “Fifth Ring” and it will appear on the band’s sophomore effort, Timing of the Void, which will see a release date on October 30th through ECH records. “Fifth Ring” is a crunchy, down tuned sludge instrumental with the potential to shift tectonic plates. This song should satisfy avid listeners of High on Fire, Howl, Sleep, Mastodon and The Sword. Speaking of The Sword, Eagle Claw will be embarking on a Fall tour with those guys. You can view those dates here.

-Lane Oliver

The Loathsome Piano Destroyer: Watch This PIG DESTROYER Piano Cover!

He’s covered Mastodon. He’s covered Converge. He’s covered Opeth, Gojira and even Meshuggah on his piano! Now, Sam Abbot has tackled Pig Destroyer’s “Loathsome” for his new cover video and it is freakin’ awesome! He even breaks a glass bottle at the beginning. It surprisingly translates to piano pretty well despite the fact that it sounds so out of place. Sam Abbot, you are the piano god…of youtube. Check out the cover above and the original below.

-Lane Oliver

Soft-Spoken Mammoth: FEISTODON Album Available Digitally Now

Remember when Mastodon and Feist‘s split became available to stream online? Well, now it is available to purchase digitally. I have never been a fan of Feist, but I dig her rendition of Mastodon‘s “Black Tongue,” so I will probably end up snatching this up. An interesting thing that the folks who put together the split did is create a mash-up widget that features the Feist song “A Commotion” as well as Mastodon‘s cover of the song. You slide the scale from one side or the other to hear each band’s respective version of the song or leave it in the middle and hear a mash-up of both acts together. It’s pretty gnarly.

You can check that out here. It’s embeddable, but for some reason WordPress hates me and won’t let me embed it. Go check it out and then talk about it in the comments section. You can stream both tracks from the release after the jump and buy it here. [Continue…]