Jose Mangin, host/producer MTV.com's web-only show "Headbangers Ball" (and program director/DJ on SiriusXM Octane and Liquid Metal), conducted an interview with Brent Hinds of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON at this year's Rock On The Range festival, which was held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.
MASTODON is touring in support of its latest album "The Hunter", which was released by Reprise Records in September. The band's latest trek kicked off on April 4 in Portland, Maine, and visited more than 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up with a hometown show at Atlanta's Masquerade Music Park on May 12. These shows featured Swedish metal band OPETH as co-headliners, with special guest GHOST providing support on all dates.
MASTODON in April released a split seven-inch single with Canadian singer-songwriter Feist to celebrate Record Store Day. This very exclusive pressing features MASTODON covering the Feist song "A Commotion", while Feist covers MASTODON's "Black Tongue".
MASTODON was among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band's Grammy nomination was for "Curl Of The Burl", the first single from MASTODON's new album, "The Hunter".
MASTODON received its first Grammy nomination in 2006 for the single "Colony Of Birchmen", from the band's Reprise Records debut album, "Blood Mountain".
Quality video footage of MASTODON's June 15 performance at the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below.
Performance (June 15 at the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark):