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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS On Touring During The Pandemic: 'You Have To Scale Back Your Extracurricular Activities'

MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke to Rapture Radio about the band's recently launched North American tour with OPETH and ZEAL & ARDOR. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're at the beginning of it. The first couple of shows have been fantastic. And it's that reminder, after a couple of years break, that being in ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform 'Teardrinker' On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON performed the song "Teardrinker" on last night's (Tuesday, November 23) episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers". You can now watch their appearance below. "Teardrinker" is taken from MASTODON's latest album, "Hushed And Grim", which came out on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West ...

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MASTODON Drops Another New Song, 'Sickle And Peace'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a new song called "Sickle And Peace". The track is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. 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 ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: 'In A Perfect World, We Would Like' Our Albums 'To Be Digested From Start To Bottom'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the band's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. Asked how he and his bandmates decide on which songs to release first prior to the arrival of the full-length disc, the singer/bassist said: "Our label, Warner ...

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TRIVIUM Shares 'The Phalanx' Video

Orlando, Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have shared the music video for their new single "The Phalanx". Check it out below. "'The Phalanx' was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine," says bassist Paolo Gregoletto about the song's unique evolution and origin story. "It was a demo from 'Shogun' that had the ...

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MASTODON Releases Music Video For New Single 'Teardrinker'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released the official Lorenzo Diego Carrera-directed music video for their new song "Teardrinker". The track is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, ...

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MASTODON Teases 'Teardrinker' Music Video

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release the official Lorenzo Diego Carrera-directed music video for their new song "Teardrinker" tonight (Thursday, September 30) at 9:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT. A teaser for the video is available below. "Teardrinker" is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The ...

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MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Explains 'Hushed And Grim' Album Artwork

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have revealed that the cover artwork for their new album, "Hushed And Grim", was partly inspired by their late manager, Nick John. John, who also managed GOJIRA, passed away in September 2018 from pancreatic cancer. The "Hushed And Grim" artwork was created by longtime MASTODON collaborator Paul Romano, who also designed ...

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Is This The Cover Artwork Of The New MASTODON Album?

MASTODON has released the artwork for what appears to be a new album titled "Hushed And Grim". The Atlanta progressive metallers shared the jigsaw puzzle-like pieces of the mystery image on the band's social media accounts and their fan e-mail list. No further details are currently available, but the LP is expected to be released ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: SLIPKNOT's First Album 'Changed My Life'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked which musician deaths in the past year he's been most affected by. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's been so many. There's three I wanna go over. Joey Jordison, obviously. SLIPKNOT's '(sic)' was the first song TRIVIUM ...

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TIIT - SUN OF THE SUNS

While the term "modern metal" seems to have become conversational shorthand, among the half-hearted, for "don't panic, it doesn't sound like SAXON!", there are still a few emerging bands that genuinely fit the bill. SUN OF THE SUNS are a box-fresh, tech-metal trio from Italy, featuring former members of esteemed deathcore crew THE MODERN AGE ...

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TRIVIUM Releases New Song 'In The Court Of The Dragon'

Florida-based Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM has released a new single "In The Court Of The Dragon". The song is available at all DSPs and is accompanied by an official short film music video directed by Ryan Mackfall. Watch it below. "In The Court Of The Dragon" represents everything fans have come to know and love about ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN's Black Metal Project DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Finnish cult black/epic metallers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature in their ranks NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Angel Of Carnage Unleashed", will be DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED's first collection of new songs since the release of "Witch-Hunts", which came out more than two decades ago. ...

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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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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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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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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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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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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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