Just before entering the studio to record their upcoming seventh album, Mastodon completed the ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ tour cycle in Greece. I think that some fans had mixed feelings about the show; On the one hand a chance to see one of metal’s best current bands, but, on the other hand, the not entirely positive memories of their previous visits hanging in the air.
Hailing from the fringes of the cosmos, ARCADEA will make its arrival known with the release of its self-titled debut album on June 16 via Relapse Records.
ARCADEA was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor of MASTODON teamed up with guitarist and keyboardist Core Atoms (ZRUDA) to create a synth-laden progressive, heavy psych band. Adding guitarist Raheem Amlani (WITHERED) on synth, the three recorded their visionary, ten-song synth odyssey at Orange Peel Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mastodon’s next album is going to be double with its first part written by Brent Hinds and the second by the rest, according to an interview he gave to Guitar World. “It’s shaping up to be a double album. One is an album I wrote myself and recorded with Brann and Troy during the Once More ‘Round The Sun sessions. My part is called Cold Dark Place – it has to do with a nasty breakup that I went through. I wrote some pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music”, said Hinds. “The other guys are writing another album, which I haven’t even heard yet, so I can’t tell you what it sounds like”, he added. Mastodon are on tour during the summer with a show in Athens on August 30th…
Mastodon Tour Dates:
Jul 16: Pemberton Music Festival,
Aug 06: Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau, QB
Aug 10: Brutal Assault Festival, Czech Republic
Aug 11: Oslo Oya Festival, Norway
Aug 13: Bloodstock Festival, UK
Aug 14: Belfast Limelight, UK
Aug 15: Dublin Academy, Ireland
Aug 17: Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
Aug 18: Pukkelpop, Belgium
Aug 19: Summer Breeze Festival, Germany
Aug 20: Hamburg Elb-Riot Festival, Germany
Aug 22: Warsaw Progresja Music Zone, Poland
Aug 23: Berlin Huxleys Neue Weit, Germany
Aug 24: Vienna Arena, Austria
Aug 27: Reading Festival, UK
Aug 28: Leeds Festival, UK
Aug 30: Athens Piraeus Academy, Greece
MASTODON's Brent Hinds has broken his leg in a motorcycle accident, it has been revealed.
The guitarist/vocalist posted a photo of himself laying in bed with a cast on his right leg and the caption: "broke my fucking leg starting my motorcycle goddamnit. sorry to all the shows I was about to play with gto and west and more and fiend without a face.lifes a bitch then you die. happy thanking !"
According to Apple's iTunes store in Australia, Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release their new studio album, "Emperor Of Sand", on March 31 via Reprise Records.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Sultan's Curse
02. Show Yourself
03. Precious Stones
05. Roots Remain
06. Word To The Wise
07. Ancient Kingdom
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God