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MASTODON TEAM UP WITH THE U.K.’S SIGNATURE BREW TO CREATE BLACK TONGUE BREW DOUBLE BLACK IPA CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE FOR SHIPPING TO U.S. ON DECEMBER 3rd

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by Randy

LIVE AT BRIXTON DIGIAL VIDEO AND AUDIO RELEASED DECEMBER 10th

 MASTODON, which released a limited-run lager in 2009, is once again retuning to one of their favorite pastimes: The enjoyment of quality handcrafted beer.  Fortuitous that British craft beer makers Signature Brew along with the members of Mastodon have teamed up to create Black Tongue Brew, an 8.3% ABV Double Black IPA.The beer is made in the U.K. and can be shipped to customers in the U.S., Canada, and other territories beginning December 3rd.  Mastodon fans and custom beer appreciators can now enjoy this feisty and festive dark beverage everywhere in the world.  Pre-order it here.

Signature Brew has described Black Tongue thusly: “Rumbling smoky notes are offset by the elixir of misbehaving punchy hops. Mosaic and Magnum hops to the front, with Carafa Special 3 Malt and Pale on the baseline. The band wanted to create a ‘pallet crusher’ and that’s certainly what has been delivered. A beer for enjoying slowly, letting the bombardment of flavour and intensity hit your tongue and explode with every sip.”

In addition to collaborating on the perfect brew, Mastodon has been in the studio working on their sixth album, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records next year. As previously announced, December 10th, is the release date for Live At Brixton – digital-only video and audio versions of their sold-out show at London’s O2 Academy that capped off the Atlanta-based band’s world tour in support of their critically acclaimed album The Hunter. Click here for visual proof. Click here to pre-orderLive At Brixton.

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MASTODON TO RELEASE AUDIO AND VIDEO VERSIONS OF EXPLOSIVE LONDON SHOW ON DECEMBER 10th

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Photos, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , on November 11, 2013 by Randy

MASTODON LIVE AT BRIXTON, CAPPED OFF BAND’S WORLD TOUR FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM, THE HUNTER

 

 On February 11th, 2012, MASTODON took the stage at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton, capping off the Atlanta-based band’s world tour in support of their critically acclaimed album The Hunter. This sold-out performance was Mastodon’s first show at the legendary Brixton venue. It won’t be their last, as the London audience positively erupted from the opening chords until the final, frenzied encore. Mastodon Live At Brixton will be released on December 10th,so fans will be able to see and hear what happened on that night.

In addition to performing “Curl of the Burl,” “Black Tongue,” and “Dry Bone Valley” from The Hunter, the band dug into their catalog, unearthing such scorching tracks as “Colony of Birchmen,”“Capillarian Crest,” and “Iron Tusk.”  Rolling Stone Magazine referred to the band’s sonic attack as one that:  “Demonstrates how contemporary hard rock can still be made with imagination, precision and a majestic sense of force.”

Click here for visual proof. Please use the embedded link to post.

Now this extraordinary live show is being released digitally by Warner Bros. Records as Mastodon Live At Brixton, on December 10th. An audio-only version and a live video version directed by Ryan Mackfall (Crashburn Media) (both featuring the full 97-minute performance) will be available from all digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon. The full set-list is below.

 

Dry Bone Valley

Black Tongue

Crystal Skull

I Am Ahab

Capillarian Crest

Colony of Birchmen

Megalodon

Thickening

Blasteroid

Sleeping Giant

Ghost of Karelia

All The Heavy Lifting

Spectrelight

Curl of the Burl

Bedazzled Fingernails

Circle of Cysquatch

Aqua Dementia

Crack The Skye

Where Strides The Behemoth

Iron Tusk

March of the Fireants

Blood and Thunder

Creature Lives

At present, MASTODON is hard at work on their next studio venture. Details to be revealed soon. time. Until then go to: www.mastodonrocks.cominfo, merch and more.

Heritage Hunter Tour Review: Live from Pittsburgh

Posted in All Metal, News, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Randy

When the Heritage Hunter Tour kicked off on April 4th, Mastodon and Opeth knew that pulling off 29 shows in 38 days was going to be a grueling ride.  With most of the North American tour consisting of stops in the United States, it also includes two different stints in Canada.  Both bands are veterans of the game, making them quite capable of pulling off an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages…any tour…large or small.

Of the two headlining acts, Opeth opened the Pittsburgh show with some of the most technical progressive metal heard around the world.  Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, these guys are one of the best at what they do and seeing it live makes you appreciate their work even more.  With tracks like Window Pane and Deliverance, they certainly have the tunes to keep a house on their feet for an entire hour plus set.  From start to finish they pour out everything they have and leave it all on the stage, leaving the entire crowd begging for more by night’s end.  Opeth is certainly a must see for any American metal head…but watch closely, because an elaborate North American tour isn’t something that occurs all that often.

With Mastodon headlining, the show would be one to remember.  Ripping through cuts Sleeping Giants and Spectrelight, they kept the crowd’s attention for the entire night like an ADHD gamer playing the latest HALO.  Granted there was some disconnect with the fans, the band was strictly business on stage.  The entire set was treated like it was their last, showcasing their passion and energy.  It was a display of pure American sludge/progressive metal, that everyone who’s ever listened to metal can appreciate and enjoy.  Bottom line, Heritage Hunter Tour is a must see.

www.opeth.com

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Logan Rendulic/Randy Hall of The Rock Tribune

 

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 REVEALS MASSIVE LINEUP FOR SIXTH ANNUAL PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL PERFORMERS INCLUDE INCUBUS, ROB ZOMBIE, SHINEDOWN, MARILYN MANSON,FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLASH, MEGADETH, CHEVELLE, CYPRESS HILL, MASTODON AND MORE

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Randy

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year.  We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage.  Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage.  In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages.  The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

www.RockOnTheRange.com

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