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MASTODON Guitarist Talks 'Amazing' New Album: 'It's The Fullest-' And 'Biggest-Sounding Record We've Done So Far'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are currently mixing their eighth studio album for a tentative fall 2021 release. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, the rehearsal facility that members of MASTODON manage in Atlanta. Helming the effort is Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer David Bottrill, ...

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SKID ROW Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album Sessions

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has told the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast that he and his bandmates will regroup in less than two weeks in Nashville, Tennessee to begin pre-production on some of its new material. Asked if they will once again work with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Compares AC/DC To A Religion

Brent Hinds, songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band MASTODON, is the latest guest to pay homage to AC/DC on the season two finale of the "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast. Hinds discusses his early banjo-playing days growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, eventually inspiring him to learn to play guitar thanks to ...

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HELLYEAH's Debut Album Certified Gold In U.S.

HELLYEAH's self-titled debut album was officially certified gold on February 25 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of half a million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial success of a ...

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MASTODON Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a short video in celebration of the band's 21st anniversary. The band wrote in an accompanying message: "MASTODON is officially of drinking age! Yay! Thanks to all of our supporters who have stuck in with us over the years, and for the new ones, welcome to they party! It's ...

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SONIC TEMPLE And EPICENTER Festivals To Take A Hiatus In 2021

As the music industry looks to bring live events back to eager fans in 2021, leading independent live entertainment producer and promoter Danny Wimmer Presents has announced its upcoming festival calendar for the year. The event lineup includes the return of fan favorites Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville, alongside the previously announced Aftershock, ...

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MASTODON Taps Producer DAVID BOTTRILL For New Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have recruited David Bottrill (TOOL, STAIND) to produce their eighth studio album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" is being recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, the rehearsal facility that members of MASTODON manage in Atlanta. MASTODON's new disc will mark the band's first ...

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Watch METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Others Perform ALICE IN CHAINS Covers At Museum Of Pop Culture Ceremony

METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro and Krist Novoselic are among the artists who took part in virtual tribute performances when ALICE IN CHAINS was presented with this year's Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award on Tuesday (December 1). ALICE IN CHAINS also played at the event. METALLICA and KORN both covered "Would?", ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Hasn't Commenced Work On Follow-Up To 'Rainier Fog': 'We Planned On Taking A Year Off'

During an appearance earlier today (Tuesday, December 1) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney were asked about a possible follow-up to their "Rainier Fog" album, which came out in August 2018. Jerry said: "We actually planned on taking a year off. This thing that ...

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BRANN DAILOR Says Everything MASTODON Does From Now On Will, In Some Way, Be Dedicated To Late Manager

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have entered the studio to begin recording their next album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Announces First MAMMOTH WVH Live Performance

Wolfgang Van Halen has announced the first concert of his solo band, MAMMOTH WVH. The quartet, which features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Garrett Whitlock (TREMONTI) on drums, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass, will perform at next year's edition of the Aftershock festival. ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: Animated Video For New Single 'From A Crowded Wound'

KILLER BE KILLED has just released its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", via Nuclear Blast. The animated video for the fourth single from the LP, "From A Crowded Wound", can be seen below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller ...

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Reluctant Hero - KILLER BE KILLED

Supergroups oftentimes grab headlines because they're obviously enticing — on paper, anyway. But the potential of what could be, more often than not, falls short of the mark for a variety of reasons. Back in 2014, however, KILLER BE KILLED broke that mold with its self-titled debut album by hitting the high watermarks of what ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform At 'Adult Swim Festival'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played a short set at the virtual Adult Swim Festival on Friday night (November 13). The five-song performance, which can be seen in full below, kicked off with the live debut of the "Once More 'Round The Sun" track "Asleep In The Deep", before continuing with "Thickening", "Steambreather", "The Motherload" and ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Death Of A Dream' Music Video

"Death Of A Dream", the new video from GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be seen below. The song is taken from GONE IS GONE's upcoming album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: Listen To New Single 'Inner Calm From Outer Storms'

KILLER BE KILLED will release its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", on November 20 via Nuclear Blast. The third single from the LP, "Inner Calm From Outer Storms", can be streamed below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller (CONVERGE, ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'If Everything Happens For A Reason' Album Announced

GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, will release its new album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing Really Matters At All", on December 4 via Clouds Hill. The LP was produced by Hajjar and ...

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MASTODON To Begin Recording New Album In Two Weeks

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. In a new interview with the 93X radio ...

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