Enter Sandman: How Mastodon Turned Tragedy Into Triumph On New Album

In the end, we are all victims of time.

Mastodon’s latest full-length record, Emperor of Sand, is a concept album exploring themes of mortality and how people’s lives are limited by time and illness.

Lyrically, the album tells the story of a man sentenced to die in the desert, …

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An Interview with Mastodon: The Motherload Of Metal

Heavy metal is kind of like the redheaded stepchild of music. Today’s musical culture generally lacks appreciation and celebration for the genre. So when the high-caliber heavy metal Atlanta-bred Mastodon releases a record, the shared sentiment is that of a birthday celebration for a Leap Year baby: So exciting that …

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Mastodon @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—2014 appears to be a busy year for Mastodon. Not only do they welcome their latest full-length, Once More ‘Round The Sun, but they also have a full year of touring. In May, they decided to hit the road with their friends in Gojira and Kvelertak before promoting …

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Interview with Mastodon: One For The Road

On March 24, 2009, Mastodon released their fourth studio album, Crack The Skye. Up until that point, for whatever reason, I knew nothing of the Atlanta metal scene or Mastodon. A friend of mine suggested I give the album a listen, and I am glad that he did. We …

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An Interview with Brann Dailor from Mastodon: Shape Shifter

Mastodon are one of the biggest bands in metal, so it’s fitting that they are part of the biggest metal tour of the summer. The Atlanta, GA, prog metallers will share the main stage of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Rob Zombie, Amon Amarth and others. With support …

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Interview with Brann Dailor from Mastodon: The Burl Of The Old Family Tree

Mastodon, one of the most successful metal bands in recent memory, is getting ready for a tour with Swedish metal icons Opeth as part of the Heritage Hunter Tour, one that is sure to make true the dreams of many a prog dude. It’s a worthy pairing, being that both …

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Interview with Bill Kelliher from Mastodon: Natural Selection

Long before their rise from underground acclaim to near-mainstream stardom since leaving Relapse Records in favor of Warner Bros. in 2006, Grammy-nominated Atlanta, GA-based progressive sludge metal road dogs Mastodon have built up and obliterated niche after cozy niche.

With their final Relapse release, 2004’s nautical thrash milestone Leviathan, …

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Interview with Abe Cunningham of Deftones: Diamond Mining

In late 2008, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/DJ Frank Delgado and drummer Abe Cunningham were shaken to their core by the news of bassist Chi Cheng’s devastating car accident. Instantly, the Sacramento visionaries were detoured onto a crossroads that no one can ever be truly prepared for.…

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Interview with Mastodon: Cracking The Mold

While established bands are usually gung-ho about their new material, there’s always some trepidation about running headlong into new songs on stage. After all, a good portion of the audience came here to see the songs they know, not songs they don’t. So you might get three or four songs …

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Mastodon @ Fillmore At Irving Plaza

NEW YORK, NY—Mastodon’s rock opera, live. If you liked Crack The Skye on disc, then it only follows you’d like it on stage.

The Atlanta metal band’s overflowing aspirations extended right into the live show at Irving Plaza. Few acts are confident enough in their performance ability and the response …

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